Saltwater Mittens from the Island of Newfoundland

More than 20 heritage designs to knit


Saltwater Mittens is a collection of rare Newfoundland mitten patterns for knitters, collected, and in some cases recreated, by Christine LeGrow of Spindrift Handknits and Shirley “Shirl the Purl” Scott. In their Saltwater Knits series, these two women have teamed up to preserve and promote traditional Newfoundland hand-knit items such as the world famous trigger mitt. These are mitten patterns that every knitter should have in their collection. Winner of the 2018 Best Atlantic-Published Book Award.


  • Winner, Best Atlantic-Published Book Award 2019
  • Winner, Booklist Starred Review 2019