The Handknitting Association of Iceland


Icelandic design

This is where you should get an amazingly warm Icelandic woollen sweater for winter

For many centuries, Icelanders have been depending on sheep to provide wool for warm knitted garments that helped endure the long cold winters. Therefore, knitting, once foremost a necessity, is still a pastime for many and highly appreciated craftsmanship.

Back in 1977, a few Icelandic women, who had used their knitting to supplement family incomes, decided to join forces. The aim was to establish an organization that could facilitate better and more extensive marketing of their products. The Handknitting Association was born.

Soon after it was established, the Association opened a store to sell members woolen merchandise. Today, the store is a flourishing business in its own right and has been joined by two more stores.

After more than 30 years of operation, the Handknitting Association is renowned for its excellent products and quality. Offering the widest selection of traditional hand knitted Icelandic sweaters, the range of products also includes special designs and a variety of woolen products from leading Icelandic manufactures.

Naturally, with thousands of still active knitters, the main store is the main source of Icelandic wool, patterns and supplies in Reykjavik.


Skolavordustigur 19, Reykjavik-Centre, 101

View Larger Map


  • Moderately Priced

  • Mature Travellers
  • Families With Children
  • For Her

Book Nearby Accommodation

View Larger Map


My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Reykjavik.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Book Experiences in Reykjavik

Create & Share your own Guide to Reykjavik with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Reykjavik is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Reykjavik

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Reykjavik