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Woollen mittens have long been a Newfoundlander’s best friend. The warmer the better. In a quirky climate of freeze, thaw, blow, and drizzle, good mittens made all tasks easier—to split birch, hammer a nail, gut a fish, draw and haul water, hang clothes on a line, shoot a seabird, or snare a rabbit. Social life, too, always required the finest mittens and gloves.
These mittens are as practical as they are beautiful - double-knit with two colours means twice the warmth and wind resistance. The patterns are rated by difficulty and varied in style, including trigger mitts, wristers, five-finger mittens (a.k.a. gloves), fingerless mitts for wee ones, and, of course, 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.
From the tips of your toes to the top of your head, Saltwater Classics will keep you toasty warm with beautiful hand-knitted hats, mitts, gloves, socks and vamps. As their follow up to the best-selling Saltwater Mittens, Christine LeGrow and Shirley A. Scott have collected and expertly recreated some of Newfoundland's best loved knitwear. Along the way, they've sprinkled in a hefty dose of their own creative flair in presenting stunning patterns you'll never see anywhere else.
From salt-and-pepper cap, to boot socks, and trigger mitts to vamps (slippers), this book ahs something for everyone. All patterns are rated by difficulty and clearly presented for today's knitter. Dozens of colour photographs will inspire you to make your own bold colour choices – and encourage you to go outside and face the elements in your cozy new pieces. Featuring tips, tricks, and tales, Saltwater Classics is a book for everyone.
Saltwater Gifts is the latest book from the awarding winning knitting duo of Christine LeGrow and Shirley A. Scott.
Knitted gifts are treasured in Newfoundland, whatever the season. Designs unique to this storied island are made to keep loved ones warm all year long—even during early summer when icebergs chill the air. Capture your heart’s desire with a spring cap or bonnet. Explore the spectacular coastline wearing knitted socks and fine woolen gloves. Prepare for the cool months of autumn and winter with fashionable trigger mitts and hats. Warm up your home with cozy cushions and lovely tea cozies.
In the latest book of the best-selling Saltwater Knits series, Christine and Shirley offer some of Newfoundland’s most beloved knitwear designs. They also reveal the cultural heritage of these distinctive patterns and demonstrate why they are highly valued by those who live on this island known as “The Rock.”
Vivid photographs provide inspiration, but you are also encouraged to also select your own colours—making your gifts distinctive. Like other books in this series, Saltwater Gifts includes tips, tricks, and stories. All patterns are rated by difficulty and clearly presented for today’s knitters.