Dala-Selbu Hybrid mittens , I cast on. My daughter heading back to college in Ohio is going to need these.
The horse design is a Dala horse, a symbol of the Swedish province of Dalarna. The photo is poor but can you read what's knitted into the underside of the thumb?
It so happens that my husband is a proud Swedish-American who speaks Swedish well. His relatives did not come from Dalarna, though, but from Jemtland, Värmland, and Ostergötland.
When I gave the mittens to my daughter, she put them on, stretched out her arms in front of her to study the mittens, front and back. Verdict: "They're fierce!"