A Swedish-knit, 4-layer woolen mitten for keeping your hands toasty in all kinds of weather.
The Yggdrasil design is inspired by the Viking-era Överhogdal tapestries with the world tree (Yggdrasil) and the bird who warned about Ragnarök. Designer Åse Öjbro's interpretation of the tree also features two humans, the horses Sleipnir & Rimfaxe, and a Christian cross at the top.
Specifications: We offer this Öjbro mitten in sizes Small and Large, as an option for our customers who might have trouble finding mittens that fit! Size small corresponds to roughly a size 6 hand, while Large is suitable for size 10-11.
For similar mittens in size Medium, see the rest of our Öjbro Vantfabrik selection.
Care: For detailed care instructions we invite you to readthis guideprovided by Öjbro Vantfabrik.
Use: These mittens are designed to keep your hands very warm in the coldest temps. The 4-layer construction is so warm, Öjbro has given it their Varning Varna Vantar emblem! What does that mean exactly?
Varning Varma Vantar translates to Warning: Warm Mittens!
The triangular emblem that you'll see on these mittens emphasizes that there is something extra special about them: technically, they consist of 4 different mittens in one.
Each “mitten” has its function and the air trapped in the "mittens" and in between provides the best possible warmth without becoming unmanageable. It is the so-called "trapped" air that warms the mitten.
Thanks to 4 layers, the mitten is wind resistant, which in this case is better than windproof. Wind resistance lets the hand breathe.
The patterns are primarily aesthetic, but because they are built up with wool threads, the most content-rich patterns like this one are slightly warmer than the others.
Further Reading: Öjbro Vantfabrik is a family-run Swedish design and manufacturing company located in Ulricehamn, Västergötland, Sweden. They draw inspiration from nature and the rich cultural heritage of Swedish knitting traditions to produce colorful interpretations of Nordic patterns in cozy woolen knitwear.
Their focus on slow fashion prioritizes goods of high quality and good design with reduced environmental impact. By partnering with small factory cooperatives in Sweden and Europe, they take a “quality over quantity” approach to producing their colorful mittens, hats, and socks.