Traditional Icelandic Wool Sweaters
Keeping you warm since 1896!
The name Iceland is enough to send shivers up your spine as the nation is famous for it’s often times harsh and cold weather conditions, thus making it the top maker of traditional handmade wool products across the world. The native people have a unique method of creating the warm sweaters, cardigans, pullovers (in Icelandic called Lopapeysa) using traditional yoke patterns, that meet international fashion and design requirements as well as maintaining the traditional Icelandic quality.
The Icelandic Lopi
The yarn used in the Icelandic wool sweaters, lopi, is made from the wool of the Icelandic sheep. It is very unique in its composition and together, the distinctive fibres create wool that is warm, lightweight, water-repellent and breathable.
100% Icelandic wool sweaters – Made in Iceland
The Icelandic wool has earned an international reputation for its warmth, lightness and insulation abilities so that even when wet, it keeps you warm. All of the wool sweaters at Álafoss are custom made, designed and hand knitted in Iceland with 100% pure Icelandic wool by locals, and contains the knitter’s name, ensuring authenticity.
Always wanted to knit your own traditional Icelandic wool sweater?Now you can order Icelandic knitting pattern books plus the yarn needed for your favorite Icelandic Lopapeysa. From the yarn, knitting patterns or the knitting supplies, we have everything you need to knit your own sweater.
Please feel free to check out our latest products and if you are looking for a wool sweater, but can't find the one you like online - please contact us with your size requirements according to the size charts on the sweaters below along with a preference of a pullover, a sweater with zipper or bottons and color choices - and we will send you pictures of what we have in stock.