No Ordinary Yarn

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: Mar 28, 2008 10:02 AM
In the April issue, Kelly Batten Hender examines the unique kntting heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador, which is now enjoying a comeback. Here are three excellent sources of information about our knitting heritage, recommended by the author of the story.

Hansen, R., 2005, Favorite Mittens: Best Traditional Mitten Patterns from Fox & Geese & Fences and Flying Geese & Partridge Feet, Down East Books, Camden, Maine. (Includes patterns for Newfoundland mitts.)

Hickey, G., 2002, Picking up Lost Stitches: Research into the History of Knitting in Newfoundland. (Available at the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University.)

Scott, S.A., 1990, Canada Knits: Craft and Comfort in a Northern Land: A Celebration of Canada's Knitted Heritage, Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.


im lookin for a pattern for those good old newfie mits

Marie Inkpen

I enjoy knitting for my family and always sheep wool socks and gloves for my husband

patsy cotie

i would like some patterns for the mitts knit in newfoundland thanks patsy cotie


Congrats, Kelly! Those look nice and warm, thrummed?