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. This continues today.
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.
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.