Hand-Knit Lobster Mittens In Red

Karla Courtney

£48.00 Delivery included

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    • Order placed
    • 21st April
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    • 29th April - 1st May


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I am a hand-knitter and pattern designer who is inspired by the sea. My father grew up on a a small island off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, where my grandfather caught lobsters.

My Nanny (grandmother) has knit our family many treasured pairs of mittens over the years. I have made my own adapted pattern looking at her original work – and adding in some crustaceans :)

This is a classic style of knitted mitten used in Newfoundland and many Scandinavian and Nordic regions.

To hand-knit these mittens at the highest quality I've partnered with Niko International – a sustainable and socially responsible artisan collective in Peru that adheres to the Global Organic Textile Standard and is a provisional member of the World Fair Trade Organization. They are an amazing group of women who knit beautifully using local alpaca wool.

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Materials: Alpaca wool, acrylic

Care instructions: Hand wash in cold water with a detergent suitable for wool. Lay flat to dry. Do not wring.

Sizing: these are adult-sized mittens. 24cm long.


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Lobster sweaters

Karla Courtney

Brighton, East Sussex

I am a hand-knitter and children's author who is inspired by nature and the sea. I love knitting lobsters, and especially love knitting lobsters in sweaters :) I design all of my items and everything is handmade using fine alpaca wool blends.