Since the time of the Viking settlement in the ninth century, the art of knitting wool pullovers and cardigans has past from mother to daughter.
They knit for husbands and sons, usually fisherman’s or farmer’s , their daughters and relatives and friends.
It takes a lot of time to hand knit Icelandic sweater, about 30 hours for a quality sweater.
The Icelandic sweater is the most famous knitwear in Iceland. The sweaters com as pullovers or cardigans, with or without a hood. It is knitted from double or triple wool from Istex.
Every sweater is marked with the knitter’s name.