"Fastfolk" is the word for engagement in Sweden. These love mittens are connected by a symbolic string. Åse wanted to celebrate the bond between a couple writing, "I want to honor the unity and capture the wonderful feeling of being two. I find big inspiration in Carl and Karin Larsson and their Sundborn. When you love, give all you have. And when you have met your limit, you give more and don’t forget how painful it is. For when it ends, its only the love you have given and received that counts. Your partner has chosen to share their life with you, you give your days to each other. I dedicate this pattern to all current and future couples. Long live unity. Ted, I give you my life, the only life I have."
For how long a time the Nordic people have been knitting wool mittens are unknown. The earliest sign of wool mitten knitting dates back to the 13th century. Öjbro Vantfabrik has a passion to bring the wool knitting traditions of the old into modern days of wool knitting. The outer mitten shell is 100% merino wool and the patented 3 layer polymide inside creates the Öjbro 3 V-Swedish: ”Varning: Varma Vantar” ===== "Warning: Warm Mittens."
We know you can't try these mittens on in cyberspace, but we can share with you our customer experience. We held 12 trunk shows this summer and every one of the fifty or so men and women loved the warmth, softness, and design of these Öjbro Vantfabrik wool mittens and wanted to buy them on the spot; we took advance orders instead! Now finally in America, from Ted and Åse Öjbro and only at Sweater Chalet.
Knitted in Sweden in Ted Öjbro's small family factory of 100% ORGANIC merino wool, excepting the inner patented 3 layers of polymide.