Knitting Workshop Iceland, Mosfellsbaer - Arts and Crafts
160€ per person for the knitting workshop
Every Monday and Friday.
Knitting workshop without walk from 9:00 am. until 1:00 pm
Other days available, please contact with the details
Two skeins of Icelandic “light wool” (léttlopi), knitting needles and hands-on instructions
Soup for lunch
About the Knitting workshop
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!
After lunch, and if you decided to do the knitting workshop with the walking tour, we will walk through the area where wool production in Iceland started more than a hundred years ago. You will learn about the history of the wool industry in Iceland on-site. It continues by showing how the Saga is woven into the history of the community and tells the story of how the first sweaters were knitted in a circular pattern in Iceland.
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.
You can book the knitting workshop with or with out walking tour
The workshop is designed for knitters of all levels, beginner to advanced
Free parking nearby
If doing the workshop and walking, comfortable shoes are recommended, a scarf might be handy and a raincoat is safer than an umbrella.
About the 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.
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 with Ragga. 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 with Ragga. 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. Ragga was welcoming , patient , interesting and informative . The included lunch was very easy and pleasing in its content and environment (vegetarians etc easily catered for) Ragga 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)."