To pairs off traditional mittens from my home area. the mittens to the left are called " sjøvotter" sea mittens or fishermans mittens. They are made of 2-play yarn whith almost no twine and thereafter stamped. Fishermen used to dip them in the sea water when using them. Ten thei became warmer.
The other pair is the traditional Selbu-vott. Selbu is an area in Middle -Norway nown for it's knitting tradition. it exist ober 300 patterns. In old tims also men nitted. They earned more money selling their nitting than work on their farms. This pair is made of homespun yarn in natural colours . Here we call these colours "sauehvitt" and "sauesawart", sheep white and sheep black.