Saltwater Socks: Caps, Mittens, and More from the Island of Newfoundland

Description

With Saltwater Socks, fourth in the Saltwater Knits series, readers will find design’s inspired by Newfoundland’s traditional knitting patterns, while highlighting the island’s culture through innovative photography, anecdotes, and stories.

This eagerly awaited volume focuses on family socks that promise to amaze, from delicate Nighty Night Sleep Socks to sturdy Bell Island Tickle Vamps and iconic Puffin and Whale play socks for youngsters. Coordinating hats, gloves and fingerless mittens rooted in traditional design complete this exploration of contemporary Atlantic outdoor style. Detailed instructions and lavish photographs will appeal to readers and knitters of all ages and abilities.

Hailed as “a bewitching mixture of craft, gift and culture,” the Saltwater Knits series won the 2021 Atlantic Canada Craft Award for Excellence in Product Design. Vogue Knitting described the series as ‘elegant,’ while noting the outstanding quality and creativity of the books. 

Saltwater Mittens is a Canadian bestseller and won the 2019 Best Atlantic Published Book Award. It was followed by Saltwater Classics, and Saltwater Gifts.

Arriving September 2022.

Pre-Order available.

Author Bio

Christine LeGrow & Shirley A. Scott

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.

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