The Öjbro "Ring Dance" wool sock is inspired by the folk song: “the virgin is dancing with red gull ribbons." Ring Dancing is a centuries old traditional event held at June summer festivals with the centerpiece a Midsummer Maypole decorated with greenery and flowers.
Owner designer Åse Öjbro has created wearable art (Åse was also an artist of paints and palette for over 20 years before deciding to express her art in wool). She has studied the Ring Dance tradition and created this innovative Ring Dance pattern showing high step dancers framed by red gull ribbons and galloping horses near the wrist. "I wanted to evoke movement and color integrated with Swedish folk lore and tradition in an intricate pattern no one before has attempted for wool ---thanks goodness Ted could execute it so well in the factory!"
For how long a time the Nordic people have been knitting wool is unknown. The earliest sign of wool 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.
Made in Sweden in Ted Öjbro's small family facility with merino wool.
Medium is US Men's Shoe Size 4.5-7.5
or US Women's Shoe Size 5.5-9.5
Large is US Men's Shoe Size 8-12 or
US Women's Shoe Size 10-12.5