Öjbro Vantfabrik Merino Wool Socks

futhark knee sock

Futhark Merino Wool Knee Socks by Öjbro

 

This design is inspired by the runic alphabet, Futhark, in a beautiful knit knee sock. 

 

These socks have some stretch to them so the size ranges will overlap. These size translations are approximate but if you know your European shoe size, use that. 

 

Small is marked as "34-37"

US Men's Shoe Size 4-8

or US Women's Shoe Size 5-7

 

Medium is marked as "38-41"

US Shoe Size 8-10

or US Women's Shoe Size 7-10

 

Large is marked as "42-45"

US Men's Shoe Size 10.5-12 or

US Women's Shoe Size 9-12

 

Some may want to size up for a wider fit in the calf. 

 

[Fabric Content: 70% Merino Wool 25% Nylon 5% Spandex]

 

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$39.95

  • 0.5 lb
  • Available
  • Ships within 3-7 days1

the story behind the futhark design

The Viking Age runic alphabet, known as the futhark, were used from Greenland in the west to Russia in the east. The runic inscriptions are the oldest preserved original documents and are an important link to ancient times. Although runes were initially found throughout the Germanic language area, it was in Scandinavia that they spread the widest and were used for the longest time. During the period from around 500–700AD, the Scandinavian language changed dramatically, which also created a need for modifying the writing system. In the early 700’s, a new runic alphabet was created with only 16 different characters, replacing the older one. Since the new runic alphabet began to be used at around the same time throughout Scandinavia, a lot of people have suggested that it must have been the result of a deliberate writing reform, perhaps created by traders. The Rök stone is Sweden's most famous rune stone. It’s also the longest runic inscription in existence. The text consists of 800 symbols. The stone stands outside the church in Rök and it’s believed that the place was named after the stone.

 

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