Saltwater Mittens: From the Island of Newfoundland
I am especially thrilled to now have the Saltwater Mittens book at Farm to Cable Yarns. Growing up in Newfoundland I clearly remember trigger mitts - they came in handy during the long and cold winters!
This book is a collection of traditional Newfoundland mitten patterns collected, and in some cases recreated, by Christine LeGrow of Spindrift Handknits and Shirley "Shirl the Purl" Scott. Christine and Shirley have collaborated to preserve and promote traditional Newfoundland knitting.
By assembling patterns for hand—knit items such as trigger mitts, flap caps and scarves these women are helping to keep Newfoundland's knitting culture alive.
The patterns are rated by difficulty and varied in style, including trigger mitts, wristers, five-finger mittens (a.k.a. gloves), fingerless mitts and classic mittens for all.
The dozens of colour photographs will inspire you to make your own bold colour choices. The nuggets of history, and tales of mittens and their knitters, make Saltwater Mittens a book knitters and non-knitters alike can enjoy.