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Storkurinn

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Nice but not spectacular

Well, I am not the knitter, my wife is. I was there, however, with her. They have a reasonable... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2019
Michael_Santifaller
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Munich, Germany
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A knitters' heaven!

I had the good fortune to visit this shop and meet Hannele during a recent short break in... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2019
741shirleyd
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Apr 17, 2019
“Nice but not spectacular”
Feb 5, 2019
“A knitters' heaven!”
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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
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Sidumuli 20, Reykjavik 108, Iceland
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Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

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
Thank Michael_Santifaller
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 741shirleyd
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Kristina H
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

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  Thank dancydog
Reviewed December 9, 2016

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

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Georgina M
Reviewed October 17, 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank shellysroadtrip
Reviewed January 30, 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2015
4  Thank kendallhershey
Reviewed January 27, 2016

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

Date of experience: January 2016
5  Thank sagesparrow
Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

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
Thank Siri U
Gudrun Hannele H, Owner at Storkurinn, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2015

Hi 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

Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Hanalee, the owner, gave us a wonderful presentation on traditional Icelandic mittens. Great selection of yarn.; local and other popular brands. GreatyRnselection!!!

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank kschneibolk
Gudrun Hannele H, Owner at Storkurinn, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2015

Hello and thank you for your positive review. Hope your trip to Iceland was enjoyable and that you took home some new ideas for your knitting. all the best, Hannele

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