Ívaf is a one-woman knitwear studio started in 2016 by Sigga Sif. I live in Ísafjörður, a small town in the Westfjords of Iceland surrounded by steep mountains and wild sea. I spend a lot of time in the outdoors, ski touring, ice climbing, hiking and mountain biking, which has been a great source of inspiration to me. Many of my knits originate in the need to keep warm in the harsh climate of Iceland. In addition to creating knitwear I work as a physicist at the Icelandic Meteorological Office where I mainly focus on avalanche and landslide hazard assessment.
Problem-solving and figuring out how things work is what keeps me going, I thrive on challenges. I like to create interesting multicolor combinations, geometric patterns and textured fabrics. I mainly express my creativity through textile handcrafts. I knit, sew, spin and card weave, but knitting is my main passion. I love to be able to make unique things out of nothing but a piece of string or fabric.
Ívaf (pronounced "ee-vaf") is the Icelandic word for weft or filling, the thread that travels from side to side in a woven fabric.
Address: Sindragata 10, 400 Isafjordur, Iceland