Further useful information

Here you can find further useful information for knitting Icelandic sweaters, like details about size indication, knitting a gauge and care instructions for wool.   Size indications in patterns and instructions Usually the patterns are written for knitting the designs in different sizes. While in the written instructions the figures in front of the parentheses refer to the smallest size, the figures within the parentheses are the ascending following sizes. If you can find only one number in the instructions, it applies to all given sizes. The measurements that you can find at the beginning of each written knitting pattern refers to the measurements of the finished garment.   Gauge Before starting a piece, we definitely recommend knitting a gauge as described in the instructions. A gauge is important to make sure that the garment is going to have the right measurements. Therefore, you have to knit a sample in the given pattern and in the given number of stitches and rounds. And this very sample...
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Our love for Icelandic Wool

We are celebrating our anniversary! - I have been knitting with Icelandic Wool for 25 years The design and patterns on Icelandic sweaters already fascinated me when I was kid. Later on, when I was already knitting, I ordered my first knitting kit for an Icelandic sweater. After that, I was not only keen on the patterns anymore, but also the Icelandic way of knitting. Icelandic sweaters are knitted circular without a seam. Which means you can darn in the last thread and the garment is good to go. Besides that, I love how special the wool is. It already has its own color characteristics, so sections that are knitted in just one color are never boring, but have their own dynamics. In the past, people used to bring me their leftover yarn and I did the knitting for them. However, I also started to get more and more requests about the Icelandic Wool I was so excited about. Today I am...
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Sock Yarn

What would you like today, maybe Design-Color or Uni-Color? Bamboo Yarn, Merino Wool, cotton and also merino bamboo mixtures – we offer a lot of different kinds of yarns in the yarn strengths 4-ply, 6-ply or 8-ply. Furthermore, we also carry sock yarn that was additionally treated with aloe vera and jojoba oil. Which makes the yarn super soft and super comfy to wear the finished socks on your feet, but also on your hands while knitting them! By knitting with our high-quality yarns from ONline, you will get durable socks that are neither going to felt nor shrink through washing them. The term “superwash” means that the knitted socks are machine-washable until up to 40° C. For 4-ply yarn, we recommend needle sizes from 2.5 to 3, for 6-ply yarn needle sizes from 3 to 4 and for 8-ply yarn needle sizes from 4 to 5. One ball sock yarn has between 100 and 150 grams, depending on the strength of it....
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Made to Measure

We often get questions like: „I wear a size 38/40. Do I need size M or L for my sweater?“ Clothes sizes in general are their own story already. Every brand has its own standard measures and we all know that problem: A shirt size M from this particular brand fits perfectly, but from another brand size L fits way better. That is why we need your help with the pieces we knit made to measure. After all, your new Icelandic sweater or cardigan is supposed to fit you well. Therefore, we ask you to choose a sweater you already own that fits you well and measure it as described below. A sweater made from a little thicker fabric would be best if you have one. The chest measurements are essential for which size you choose because we are forced to stick to the pattern repeat of the knitting design. (One element of the design that will be repeated, always has a certain...
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Knitting My Icelandic Sweater

Knitting an Icelandic sweater is easier than you think it is You always knit in rounds. Only for the cuffs you also need to purl, but that is basically all you need when it comes to knitting skills. The patterns tend to look very complicated and you might think “I can never ever do this”, but also the patterns are quite easy to knit. In the most designs the patterns have a pattern repeat after either every 6 or every 8 stitches. Since you are repeating the same pattern continuously, you will learn the pattern repeat by heart in no time and you will probably not even have to look at the knitting chart anymore. The knitting kits include patterns in either English or German. The instructions are comprehensible and easy to follow. But there are a couple of “typical Icelandic” methods we might not be familiar with in the common knitting practices we used to learn at school or from our...
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Icelandic Wool

Iceland - the land of fire and ice   Icelandic Wool - also called Lopi What is so special about Icelandic Wool? Therefore we have to dig a little into Iceland's history. When the Vikings settled in Iceland in 874, they brought two kinds of domestic animals with them, which have no rivals in the animal world until today. The two kinds of animals were the Icelandic horse and the Icelandic sheep. Both of them have had almost equally as much influence on the history and development of Iceland as humankind. For the tough and unforgiving fight for survival due to the environmental conditions in the harsh Nordic climate, the Icelandic horse was used for transportation and labor. But the key to the survival of the nation was the Icelandic sheep. Its meat was a source of food and its wool offered protection for extreme weather. Without the sheep, Iceland wouldn't have been inhabitable.   The Icelandic sheep As the breed it is, the Icelandic sheep is unique. The purity...
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