Saltwater Socks: Caps, Mittens & More From the Island of Newfoundland by Christine LeGrow and Shirley A. Scott
With Saltwater Socks, fourth in the Saltwater Knits series, readers will find designs 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.
CHRISTINE LEGROW & SHIRLEY A. SCOTT
Christine LeGrow was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. After a long career in retail she began Spindrift Handknits, a thriving cottage industry that creates local designs that are knit by Newfoundlanders.
Shirley Anne Scott, also known as “Shirl the Purl”, is a Come From Away who made her home in St. John’s in 2006. A librarian by profession, in 1989 she wrote Canada Knits, a history of Canadian knitting that opened many doors.
Both are lifelong knitters with a keen interest in the fascinating traditions of the wonderful place they live in. In the midst of busy lives they have co-written four popular books, Saltwater Mittens, Saltwater Classics, Saltwater Gifts and Saltwater Socks.
Christine and Shirley love to celebrate the art of living in Newfoundland through its knitting.
Saltwater Mittens won the Best Atlantic Published Book Award in 2019 and the Saltwater Knitting Series won the 2021 Atlantic Canada Craft Award for Excellence in Product Design.