These gorgeous wool mittens are from Swedish designer Åse Öjbro, founder of Öjbro Vantfabrik. Using Italian merino wool, Åse has created mittens with patterns inspired by Sweden.
Each pair of mittens has four layers of insulation to trap air and keep the wearer's hands warm. These mittens are wind resistant and washable in a wool setting. They need to be put around your hands while wet to allow for shaping.
While medium, or lagom, size fits most hands, other sizes include small (mindre) and large (rejäl). Medium size corresponds with glove size 7-9; small corresponds with size 6; & large corresponds with size 10-11.
Every pattern has a story:
The Fager pattern is a tribute to the adorable, graceful plant family "Liliacea." The lily is the best known plant of that family. Carl von Linné was a Swedish botanist, doctor and zoologist. He classified the modern system used to name and categorize plants. Known as the "father of modern taxonomy," von Linné is one of Sweden's scientific giants. These mittens were designed with a stylized flower pattern on their front, displaying the lily and leaves framed by a fence design. Traditional colors were used to make the variations of this pattern.
From the designer: "I wanted to honor the enormous work that Carl von Linné has done for us and at the same time continue on with the tradition of creating utterly adorable 'fager' flower patterns, which women have been doing throughout time to decorate their day-to-day life for generations. My own favorite flower in the garden is an Iris, and it was a natural choice for me to have Freesia lilies in my own wedding bouquet. I hope to capture the love of our astonishing nature with all of its beautiful flowers in this pattern."
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