mitten:senja kids

mitten:senja kids

kr 275,00Price
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Same as the mitten:graavotten for adults, but in a size that fits most children aged 4 and up. The typical norwegian wool mitten “graavotten” has been used by generations of fishermen and explorers in the north of Norway. Made by 100% sheep wool, and gone through a process called toving (filting) - the mittens are almost wind proof, and actually get warmer as they get wet. An old fisherman’s trick when getting cold hands was to dip the mittens in seawater to make them even warmer and more wind proof.

These are of course also 100% hand made with “grandmother guarantee”. Might shrink a bit with use - in my opinion they only get better.  Since the yarn used is natural and uncolored, the color of the mittens will vary from light gray to dark grey - depending on the sheep :-)

If you feel the need to wash your wool garment there are a few things to consider. You should hand wash only at a maximum of 30-40 degrees celsius. When done with the washing you dry the garments on a flat surface, for example the bathroom floor. Wool might shrink a bit when washed, but is easily pulled into the previous shape when wet. Just make sure you don´t overdo it.

 

Most of the time it will be enough to just leave your wool product outdoors for a few hours to let it breathe - this will of course not work on stains.

 

Need more information? Have a look at this short video from TSI Apparel.