Hansen, Robin ( - )

Genre: Children's Literature, Non-Fiction

Robin Hansen is a recognized authority on traditional mittens. She has written articles for Interweave Knits, Knitter’s, Vogue Knitting, and Knitting Now and has taught workshops from Texas to Surrey, England. Robin has a doctorate in folklore and folk life from Boston University, based on her knitting research in eastern Canada and Maine. She lives with her family and 25 sheep on a small farm in West Bath, Maine.

Selected Bibliography

  • Fox and Geese and Fences: A Collection of Traditional Maine Mittens (1983)
  • Flying Geese & Partridge Feet: More Mittens from Up North & Down East (1986)
  • Sunny's Mittens (1990)
  • Whistling with Olives: 54+ Things to do at Dinner Besides Eating (1996)
  • Favorite Mittens: Best Traditional Mitten Patterns From Fox & Geese & Fences and Flying Geese & Partridge Feet (2005)
  • Ice Harbor Mittens (2010)

Selected Resources