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Marius P wrote a review Dec 2019
Oslo, Norway1,433 contributions219 helpful votes
The prices in this store is almost 30% higher than the hand knitting association of Island store and have less selection.
Date of experience: December 2019
Response from gudrunhannele, Owner at Storkurinn
Responded Jan 16, 2020
Hello We have to point out that you are only comparing on type of yarn from our selection of over 100. Our speciality is yarn from all over the world and from small artisan producers in Iceland. We only stock Lopi lite to offer better service to customers as yourself. Handprjónasambandið has mostly Lopi from Istex and yes they have a better selection and a better price because their focus point is Lopi. And we do send our customers to them when looking for a wide selection of Lopi and they send customers to us who are looking for something else. To compare these two shop is like comparing apples and oranges. It is not possible. I do hope your trip to Iceland was enjoyable but we are sad that you had this experience and felt you needed to share it.
Michael_Santifaller wrote a review Apr 2019
Munich, Germany58 contributions20 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: April 2019
Shirley D wrote a review Feb 2019
Peterborough, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
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, cold and sunny morning and easily found the shop. It was warm and welcoming and my husband soon settled into a chair with a cup of good coffee while I did several circuits trying to make difficult choices about what to buy. Hannele was very helpful. Not only does she have a fabulous range of glorious yarns, but other nick nacks you may not find elsewhere, such as little unique handmade labels to sew in. Really is a 'must' for any knitter or crocheter to visit whilst in Reykjavik. We couldn't find any other shops that came anywhere near the range and quality in Storkurinn.…
Date of experience: January 2019
1 Helpful vote
Kristina H wrote a review Feb 2018
1 contribution4 helpful votes
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, patterns, history and all things knitting. I’ll be back. …
Date of experience: February 2018
1 Helpful vote
dancydog wrote a review Oct 2017
Chicago, IL8 contributions12 helpful votes
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!
Date of experience: October 2017
3 Helpful votes