Handknitting Association of Iceland
Photo courtesy of Handknitting Association of Iceland
Just Like Grandma Knitted
Skip the tourist shop imports and hunt for handmade knitwear at the Handknitting Association of Iceland. “Traditional Icelandic sweaters are knit using yarn made from undyed sheep’s wool —brown, black, gray, and white—in designs with simple straight lines that radiate from the neckline,” says shopkeeper Soléy Anna. The store also sells hats and gloves, all handmade in Iceland. Or, buy local yarn, also sold on-site, to make your own comfy pieces at home.—Andrew Evans
This appeared in the March/April 2017 issue
By Afar Magazine, AFAR Staff
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Skólavörðustígur 19, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland