About The Knitting Workshop
Icelandic wool and the knitting culture of Iceland
This knitting workshop is designed for knitters of all levels – beginner to advanced. You decide what you want to do and learn. Improve and add to your knitting techniques, learn new methods of casting on and casting off, knit with two colors. The choice is yours!
During the knitting workshop, you will also learn about Icelandic wool and the knitting culture that has developed since the time of the settlement. You will learn about the history of Icelandic knitting (íslenskt prjón) and its cultural importance tied to the differing patterns of the traditional Icelandic sweater (íslensk lopapeysa), widely known and has become a part of the Icelandic heritage despite it is only about sixty years old!
Whether you are interested in improving your knitting skills or would like to discover this wonderful life changing craft and Iceland´s knitting traditions and history, I will be very excited to share my knitting knowledge with you. I will endeavor to give you the best of Iceland, its hospitality, and culture.
Every Monday and Friday from 9:00 am. until 1:00 pm
Other days available, please contact with the details
ISK 19,500 per person
The workshop is designed for knitters of all levels, beginner to advanced
Two skeins of Icelandic “light wool” (léttlopi), knitting needles and hands-on instructions
Soup for lunch
About your host
I’m an experienced knitter with over 40 years of experience. I am a qualified crafts teacher who enjoys teaching people new skills. I am also skilled in herbal dyeing, spinning yarn and basically anything and everything to do with wool.
My grandmother taught me sewing and embroidery when I was young and taught me to knit when I was 6 years old.
This experience is booked on request. We will let you know within 72 hours whether your booking request has been accepted or not. No payment will be requested until the booking is confirmed.
Why booking with us
No booking fees or any hidden cost
Best price guarantee
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Good to know
This activity takes place rain or shine.
None, the class is designed for all levels
Cancel with more than 1 day of notice and get a full refund
Plan a great day
Mix a day of arts and crafts with a walk in the nature and have authentic local food with a local ↗
Mosfellsbaer offers natural beauty and an emerging arts district. You might like to enjoy the biking and walking paths as well as visit the former wool factory building which is now a fantastic store offering all kinds of crafts, wool products, local produce and much more!
Free parking nearby
Mosfellsbaer, 15 minute drive from downtown Reykjavik. Public bus available to get to the location. Address will be provided after booking.
“Knitting workshop was FANTASTIC!”
"I lucked out and was the only one at the 4 hour knitting workshop. Wow, she is terrific! I learned new knitting techniques (I'd say I'm an advanced beginner level) and learned a lot about Icelandic wool and what makes it so special. I cannot say enough good things about my knitting workshop. She is a wonderful teacher and very kindhearted person. Highly recommend!"
"Just what I'd hoped for"
"I booked this workshop on a short trip as I'm interested in knitting (obviously) and wool and I wanted to spend a little quiet time on a trip that I know would be amazing in its extremes. I also wanted to spend time with a local Icelander with a shared interest. The teacher was welcoming , patient , interesting and informative . The included lunch was very easy and pleasing in its content and environment (vegetarians etc easily catered for) …she went the extra mile and drive us to the wool shop and the local geothermal pool Where we had said we were heading (also recommended if you want a good view a normal lane pool and a hot tub to sit in)."