Saltwater Classics

par Elizabeth Sullivan octobre 22, 2019

Saltwater Classics

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Saltwater Mittens when we started carrying it last spring, and was delighted to find out earlier this year that there was a sequel in the works. Saltwater Classics is now here!

Saltwater Classics continues in the style of Saltwater Mittens, and includes several more mitten patterns, but it also includes many patterns for hats, caps and vamps. What are vamps? From what I can gather after reading The Great Vamp Debate, vamps are usually thick short socks that are worn as an extra layer inside boots or as a slipper indoors – with many regional variations of course. All I know for sure is that I definitely need a pair or two!

The Great Vamp Debate from Saltwater Classics

First on my knitting list (and already on my needles) is a new hat for my son. We looked through the book together and he chose the Viking-inspired Helmet which can be worn three ways: with the flap covering the back of your neck, turned up in warmer weather, or turned around completely if you need extra coverage on your face.

Knitted viking helmet style hat in red yarn in progress on knitting needles

Red was the requested colour, so I’m knitting the Helmet in our Winfield yarn in Orchid. We’re planning a pair of red and white mittens to match, but haven’t settled on a pattern for those just yet.

Page from Saltwater Classics showing a set of handknit mittens and hat against a Newfoundland landscape

Like Saltwater Mittens, this book is full of gorgeous photography and Newfoundland history and vocabulary. Newfoundland is on my wish list of places to visit and reading Saltwater Classics only makes me more inspired to plan that trip.

Page of Saltwater Classics book showing Vive La Rose mitten pattern

The patterns are rated in degree of difficulty from * Easy Does It and ** Tangly, to *** Over the Wharf, with a good selection of patterns at each level. I also enjoyed the “Nan at your Side” tips and tricks sprinkled throughout the book. These tips include how to work neater ribbing, picking up stitches without making holes, and weaving in yarn floats Nan’s way.

Baby vamps shown in multiple colour-combinations from Saltwater Classics

All of the patterns in both Saltwater Mittens and Saltwater Classics are knit with Briggs and Little yarns. Our rustic Canadian wool Winfield yarn (which is actually spun at the Briggs and Little mill) is the perfect match for the patterns in these books so we’ve put together some kits which include a copy of the book and two full skeins of Winfield - enough yarn to make at least one pair of mittens.





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