These pictures of my mother Steinunn, her friend Þorsteinn and his baby sister Margrét, are from 1945.
As you can see it has very stylish details, set in sleeves, a delicate collar and a belt.
Not surprisingly it was my mother absolute favorite, and she wore it for many years.
Æsgerður Magnúsdóttir from Núpsöxl í Laxárdal knit the cardigan.
This was before the, now world famous round yoked Icelandic sweater, the Lopapeysa became popular.
They are only decades old, from somwhere around 1950 and they gained popularity in the late sixties.
You can easily follow these patterns without knowing the language. The charts tell you much, and here is a list of knitting terms in Icelandic/English that will get you far.