Saltwater mittens : from the island of Newfoundland / Christine Legrow & Shirley A. Scott
Book | Boulder Books | 2018

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189 pages : illustrations (mostly colour) ; 19 x 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 187).
"More than 20 heritage designs to knit"-- Cover.
"Woolen mittens have long been a Newfoundlander's best friend. 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 water, hang clothes, shoot a seabird, or snare a rabbit. Social life, too, always required the finest mittens and gloves. This continues today. Christine LeGrow of Spindrift Handknits and Shirley A. Scott ("Shirl the Purl") have collected and studied mittens from across Newfoundland for the past 40 years. Recognizing the value of these artifacts, they have expertly and painstakingly recreated more than 20 heritage patterns for today's knitter. 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, fice-finger mittens (a.k.a. gloves), thumbless 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 everyone can enjoy."--Page [4] of cover.
Foreword -- Introduction -- Roots and relatives -- The Vintage Collection -- Getting started -- Choose your colours -- Newfoundland mittens explained -- Degrees of difficulty -- Abbreviations, tips, and techniques for double-ball knitting -- Saltwater mittens to knit. Baccalieu classic mittens, trigger mitts, or wristers for ladies -- Mug-up long trigger mitts for ladies -- Corner boy gloves for men -- Little corner boy mittens for youngsters -- Grenfell trigger mitts for men -- Spring ice trigger mitts for ladies -- Hangashore trigger mitts for men -- Big diamonds: forever and solitaire -- two classic mitten designs -- Mummers classic mitts for ladies -- Signal Hill classic mitts for ladies -- St. Mary's Bay trigger mitts for youngsters -- Fogo Island nine patch classic mittens for ladies -- Wee ones thumbless mitts for babies -- Nor'easter gloves or classic mittens for ladies -- Blowin' a gale trigger mitts for men -- Acknowledgements -- Bibliography -- About the authors -- Saltwater mittens.
Added Author
Scott, Shirley A., 1947-
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