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Wool Mittens handknit with traditional Swedish design


The Swedish name for the pattern in this pair of handknit wool mittens is "Tofta" and the cuff is a rib vine-notice that each mitten has a slightly different variation of the cuff pattern, just for fun. These are very old traditional patterns from the island of Gotland, recorded in the 1920's by a Gotland schoolteacher (see red and black mittens for detailed information.)

These mittens would fit an adult with a narrow hand. They measure 2.75 in. across and 9 in. in length.Because of the intricacy of the knitting in this work I cannot offer custom sizes as the cost would be prohibitive. This patterning requires carrying the color not being used across the back (see picture #5) and is time-consuming. The price on this pair reflects the time and attention involved.

This pair of mittens is made from an American baby alpaca yarn (tan) and a Brown Sheep Co. sock yarn,blueberry, a wool blend of purple and blue which is one of my favorite shades from this Nebraska company. The yarns are fine and soft. The technique insures close knitting on small needles for a dense fabric.

Caring for these special mittens is not complicated. They do require hand and not machine washing with a mild soap (I like baby shampoo) and a gentle hand. Use lukewarm water or cool water. Air dry. Gently shape while still damp.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I am very drawn to ethnic patterns that represent images from the folk artist's environment. Tofta is a place. What the pattern represents is not known but it is very old. Make up your own interpretation.

Materials Used

baby alpaca (tan) and wool nylon blend (blueberry)

More Info

Gotland, Sweden design
tan and blueberry color
wool mittens
narrow adult hand size

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Wool blend yarn

Size: Adult slim

Pattern: Swedish traditional

Color: Blue

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