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From the Island of Newfoundland with more than 20 heritage designs to knit.
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. This continues today.
These traditional Newfoundland mittens are patterns that every knitter should have in their collection.
This book is a collection of rare mitten patterns collected, and in some cases recreated, by Christine LeGrow of Spindrift Handknits and Shirley "Shirl the Purl" Scott. These two women have teamed up 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 keeping knitting culture alive.