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Issue 06 – Regnbogi

Regnbogi means rainbow in Icelandic and is the name of this 6th Issue of The Icelandic Knitter. You will often see rainbows in Iceland: the weather changes so quickly that very often we have sun, rain, snow and wind, all at the same time, whatever the season is, would it be summer or winter. It has […]

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Starri Icelandic mittens knitted with Gryla (6)

Knitting patterns and kits Starri

In my garden and in all the gardens in my neighbourhood grow rowan trees where one can observe starling birds (starri in Icelandic) eating the red berries during the autumn. There are so many of those colorful rowan trees in Reykjavik, that it has almost become a symbol of the city center!  A pattern by Hélène Magnússon. […]

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Spring Knitting Retreat Iceland with Helene Magnusson (7)

Knitting tour Spring Knitting Retreat in Icelandic Nature

May 21st 2015 – May 27th 2015 6-day comfortable Knitting Holiday in West Iceland during the Lambing and Birding season  Price: 275.000 ISK per person Single supplement: 22.9000 ISK   Group size: 6 – 12  This 6-day retreat will take us to the beautiful West of Iceland where the enchanting landscape, the first flowers of spring, the green […]

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Laufabrauð

  Je ne rentre jamais complètement dans l’ambiance de Noël tant que nous n’avons pas fait du Laufabrauð (« pain feuille »), des galettes festives traditionnelles du Nord de l’Islande, faites en des temps où la farine était rare. C’est un pain très fin, mais décoré artistiquement pour compenser la finesse de la pâte. Comme souvent, nous avons fait « maison ouverte » dimanche avec […]