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Handknitting Association of Iceland

Skólavörðustígur 19, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
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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