Knit An icelandic sweater in One day

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About The Knit An Icelandic Sweater Workshop

Now for the first time, there is a chance for experienced knitters to attend a whole-day workshop on knitting an Icelandic sweater, the traditional Icelandic lopapeysa. Participants need to know how to knit in the Continental way and should bring needles they are comfortable with.

A comprehensive full-day workshop about knitting a lopapeysa, the famous Icelandic wool sweater. The workshop is held on Wednesdays, from nine in the morning to five in the afternoon, including a short lunch break. This knitting workshop is suitable for knitters who are confident knitting the Continental way. In this one day knitting workshop we will cover how to assemble the sleeves and the body, knitting with two colors at the same time, a technique for decreasing and a few ways of casting off, among other things.

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!

This is a wonderful opportunity, whether you are interested in improving your knitting skills and would like to discover Iceland´s knitting traditions and history while enjoying a great knitting time together. 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 Wednesday from 9am to 5pm


ISK 55,500 per person


Experience needed: Knitting in the Continental way

Knitters should bring needles they are comfortable with


A pattern, wool for a sweater fitting a pre-school child and soup for lunch

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.



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

  • Count on us to be there by your side

  • Creative Iceland’s Original

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Skill level

Experience needed: Knitting in the Continental way


Free parking nearby

Other activities

Four day knitting workshop

Meeting at/location

Mosfellsbaer, 15 minute drive from downtown Reykjavik. Public bus available to get to the location. Address will be provided after booking.


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