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.
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.