New! Saltwater Gifts - Book #3 in the series, from the Island of Newfoundland: More than 25 fashion and home styles to knit!
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. And warm up your home with cozy cushions and lovely tea cozies.
With this latest in the best-selling Saltwater Knits series, Christine LeGrow and Shirley A. Scott 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—thereby 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.
About Saltwater Classics (Book 2 in the series)
From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, 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 from trigger mitts to vamps (slippers), this book has something for everyone. All patterns are rated by difficulty and clearly presented for today’s knitters.
The 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 new cozy pieces. Featuring tips, tricks, and tales, Saltwater Classics is a book for everyone.
About Saltwater Mittens (book 1 in the series)
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.a.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.
About the Authors
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 heritage patterns for today’s knitter. Their first book in the Saltwater Knits series, Saltwater Mittens from the Island of Newfoundland, is a Canadian bestseller and won the Best Atlantic Published Book Award in 2019.