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STORKURINN - yarn shop is in Reykjavik in district 108, about 7-8 min drive from the old town. Our favorite is wool from all over the world, including Icelandic, but we also have silk, cotton, linen and blends. Quilting fabrics, buttons, books...more
Well, I am not the knitter, my wife is. I was there, however, with her. They have a reasonable selection of islandic wool but mainly wool from out of Iceland. There is a large selection of English knitter literature available and tools.
I had the good fortune to visit this shop and meet Hannele during a recent short break in Reykjavik. As a knitter for my whole life, it was one of the highlights of the trip! We walked from the city centre on a beautifully crisp,...More
I stopped by on a trip to Reykjavik. Love this shop! Beautiful selection of colors, best selection of Icelandic yarns in the city, excellent customer service. Had a cup of coffee with the owner who has a stunning wealth of knowledge and education about wool,...More
A beautiful store with a lot of knitted samples, patterns and magazines in several languages and fair prices. An easy walk from downtown — worth the trip. Plus the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Free coffee and seating for those that get dragged along!
Plenty of yarns and needles to buy! I couldn't buy yarn as I didn't come with any project in mind and I regret it so much! I could buy some needles which are difficult to find in my country, so I'm happy as well. Friendly...More
As a knitting freak, my yarn obsession must be dealt with on a regular basis. So I always make an effort to visit local yarn shops whenever I travel. I visited Storkurinn when my husband and I were in Reykjavik in August, and I found...More
Although the shops's selection of actual Iceland wool is a little limited, the yarn shop in general is a great stop for all knitters/croche-rs. And the colors they do carry are beautiful. The staff is very friendly, and they have a good selection of books...More
A great place to buy the yarn with which you will knit your traditional Icelandic sweater. And you are going to knit one, right? As well as aran weight lopi yarn from Icelandic sheep, I also found yarn hand-dyed with native Icelandic plants and lichen...More
So I am an commited knitter and was so excited to get my hands on some real Icelandic wool.
A bit disappointed due to the small selection of products acutally produced in Iceland.
But luckily I got my hands on some German skeins.More
Date of experience: October 2015
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Gudrun Hannele H, Owner at Storkurinn, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2015
Thank you for your review. Yes, sometimes we ourselves forget that the population in Iceland is only almost 330.000 people. Like a small city in the US. But we do knit allot and LOPI is the main yarn used. Things are changing slowly. Now...More