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I bought the yarn for these mittens in the Red Cross' second hand store. It was originally meant for making rya carpets - you know, these long-haired carpets that were popular in the seventies. The quality is a 100% wool.

The design is inspired by the traditional Lovikka mitten. Lovikka is a location in the north of Sweden. A woman named Erika Aittamaa "invented" this mitten in 1892 . The original mitten is natural white with embroidery on the cuff in bright sami colors. The braid with the colorful tassel is used when you hang up the mittens to dry.
You can read more about the Lovikka mitten on www.communityofsweden.com.

The difference between the mittens I make and a genuine Lovikka mitten is that I don't felt and brush mine as I don't want to loose the fantastic lustre of the rya yarn. I also knit a thumb gusset for a better fit. - And my mittens are not white!

The mittens are a standard woman's size, and the actual color is best seen on the last picture.

Care instructions: gentle hand wash with mild detergent, place flat on a towel to dry.

handknit woolen mittens light olive green Scandinavian Lovikka style

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Material: wool
  • Feedback: 7 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Sweden
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