Vedis Jonsdottir

Vedis Jonsdottir Áshildur Jónsdóttir

VEDIS JONSDOTTIR grew up on a farm on the west coast of Iceland. She has worked as a knitwear designer for many companies in Iceland before she started designing handknits and became head designer at Ístex. She has revitalized Icelandic handknits by introducing new shapes and more intricate color combinations. Védís also chooses the yarn colors for Ístex, seeking inspiration in Icelandic nature, to bring out the best qualities of the wool. She currently lives in Manhattan.

Q & A

1.) If you were granted one wish, what would you wish for?
Good health.
2.) What music, food, drink, toys, etc.. do you keep by your side when you're writing?
Coffee with milk and music like Sigur Ros and Of Monsters and Men.
3.) Who is or was your favorite pet? What made him/her so great?
My dog, because he is small, beautiful, and funny—and, because he's MY dog.
4.) What's the most sentimentally valuable possession you own?
The family farm I have with my sisters.

5.) What do you enjoy doing most with your free time? 
Reading, creating, traveling, and spending time with my family.


Knitting with Icelandic Wool

Vedis Jonsdottir

One of the best known types of yarn, Icelandic wool or Lopi is used to make sweaters that have a long-lasting and classic appeal. This 100% pure wool yarn is lighter, warmer, and more...