Skaftö, a remote island community of around 2,000 in west
Sweden, explodes during the summer vacation to over 20,000! It is one of many islands on the West coast of Sweden. Thousands, with their quaint fishing villages and granite rock
formations litter the shoreline from Göteborg to Norway offering some easy down time, eating buckets of prawns and smoked mackerel, chatting with the locals and taking and early morning walks
along slowly meandering, deserted, coastal roads, encountering stunning views at every corner.
Owner designer Åse Öjbro has created wearable mitten art (Åse was
also an artist of paints and palette for over 20 years before deciding to express her art in wool). She has created this innovative alternating small v-shaped uniform patterns of lice
"lusemonsters" believed to protect from evil spirits on the back of the hand. The cuffs are set off in the red sunrise and sunsets of Skafto. The inside palm has a tighter version of
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 polyamide inside creates the Öjbro 3 V-Swedish: ”Varning: Varma Vantar” ===== "Warning: Warm
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 polyamide.
Blue Suede Palm in sizes Small, Medium, and
Ships within 4-6 days
The Skafto Design Story as Told by Ase Ojbro to Sweater Chalet