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Burtonesque

Knitting
April 2008
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch in mosaic stripe
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
440 yards (402 m)
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A design based on dichotomy. I needed something that could bridge the gap between short sleeves and a full on sweater to keep my hands and arms warm while working in my drafty office; Fingerless mitts that could also function as sleeves that were simple and yet complex. What began as a necessity soon evolved into a handcrafted homage to a directorial genius. The black and white imagery so often seen as elements in Burton’s films is echoed here in a simple mosaic stripe pattern that satisfies practicality while decreases and increases create a visual image that is distinctly skeletal.