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Storkurinn

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Best Knitting Shop in Iceland

I stopped by on a trip to Reykjavik. Love this shop! Beautiful selection of colors, best selection... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Kristina H
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Best yarn store in Reykjavik

A beautiful store with a lot of knitted samples, patterns and magazines in several languages and... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
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20 Feb 2018
“Best Knitting Shop in Iceland”
11 Oct 2017
“Best yarn store in Reykjavik”
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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 21 February 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

1  Thank Kristina H
Reviewed 11 October 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!

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Reviewed 9 December 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

Thank Georgina M
Reviewed 17 October 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

1  Thank Shelly D
Reviewed 30 January 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

3  Thank kendallhershey
Reviewed 27 January 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

4  Thank sagesparrow
Reviewed 2 October 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

Thank Siri U
Gudrun Hannele H, Owner at Storkurinn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 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 1 October 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!!!

Thank kschneibolk
Gudrun Hannele H, Owner at Storkurinn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 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

Reviewed 30 September 2015

I visited this shop in September 2015. It is a wonderful yarn store in the heart of Reykjavik. Great selection of yarn, notions and books. The staff was very nice and the owner showed me her samples for her up-coming mitten book. I cannot wait...More

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

Thank you very much! It's always nice to meet knitters from other countries and your group was so nice and took genuine interest in our local knitting culture. Happy knitting! Hannele

Reviewed 27 September 2015

The first time I was in Iceland I visited Storkurinn and loved it. Great colors, nice samples and a good range of yarn. The owner, originally from Finland, took some time to tell me about knitting in Iceland and about the local and European yarns...More

Thank Melissa G
Gudrun Hannele H, Owner at Storkurinn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2015

Thank you Melissa. I am actually half Icelandic and half Finnish, so you might say that the cultural roots are in two countries. I love your groups because they all so interested in knitting and in Icelandic knitting culture. Hope you are able to visit...More

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