UPDATED: Knit Trigger Mitts Make a Big Comeback Thanks To Two Newfoundland Knitters …and Now There’s a Sequel!

UPDATED: Knit Trigger Mitts Make a Big Comeback Thanks To Two Newfoundland Knitters …and Now There’s a Sequel!

Get a copy of the first book, Saltwater Mittens from the Island of Newfoundland: More than 20 heritage designs to knit, and add the sequel ‘Saltwater Classics: Caps, Vamps and Mittens from the Island of Newfoundland’ to your shopping cart too! Makes GREAT GIFTS!

I love this story so much … Newfoundland knitters Shirley Scott and Christine LeGrow saw that their province was losing a tradition – the knit trigger mitten.

“Called trigger mitts because they were originally used by men who hunted seabirds, the mitts are part-glove, with a separate thumb and index finger, and part-mitten, with a hand to keep the other three fingers toasty. They were designed to free up hunters’ fingers to use a rifle.” – via CBC

Trigger Mitts Make a Big Comeback

So they put together a pattern book which includes instructions for making trigger mitts, as well as traditional Newfoundland designs for conventional mittens and gloves. The patterns were painstakingly recreated through buying pairs from thrift shops and church sales and analyzing the stitches. So amazing!

Read more via CBC. And check out the story of their second book, the sequel, Saltwater Classics: Caps, Vamps and Mittens from the Island of Newfoundland.

Get a copy of the first book, Saltwater Mittens from the Island of Newfoundland: More than 20 heritage designs to knit, and add the sequel to your shopping cart too! Makes GREAT GIFTS!.

Saltwater Mittens: From the Island of Newfoundland, More Than 20 Heritage Designs to Knit

Saltwater Classics: Caps, Vamps and Mittens from the Island of Newfoundland


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