Where Can You Find a Newfoundland Mittens Pattern?

Where Can You Find a Newfoundland Mittens Pattern?

Where Can You Find a Newfoundland Mittens Pattern?

There are many patterns for Newfoundland, or Newfie, mittens available online, including one for adults at Balkan Style, which also provides directions for two children's sizes. CreativeWhimsy and Have a Yarn also offer free patterns for the traditional Canadian mittens popular in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Newfoundland mittens are usually recognisable by a distinctive diamond or honeycomb motif. They are often knitted in traditional "gunner" or "trigger" style, meaning that three fingers are kept together for warmth, while the index or "trigger" finger and thumb are separated. This design made it possible for the wearer to hunt and fish with ease while keeping their hands warm.