Dark gray Mammen stitch nalbound mittens

Naturally dark gray mittens, handmade in Sweden.

Nalbinding, or needlebinding, is an ancient technique dating back to the stoneage. It was popular among the Vikings and in medieval times, all the way up to the 19th century. These mittens are made with the Mammen stitch in 3 ply wool yarn from the island Öland off the east coast of Sweden.

Mammen stitch is named after an archeological find in a Viking grave in Mammen in Denmark. It is not quite as thick and compact as the Oslo stitch and made with thinner yarn.

Unlike knitted and crocheted items, nalbound items won’t unravel if you for some reason should damage them.

100 % wool
Handwash

Available in sizes XS to XL at eklind.etsy.com unless temporarily sold out, in which case it’s possible to make a custom order.