Parrish Mitts by Amy Christoffers

Parrish Mitts

July 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
430 yards (393 m)
About 7" (18 cm) in circumference and 7" (18 cm) long.
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The design of these mitts is a result of color play in the palette of the painter and illustrator Maxfield Parrish. Parrish began every piece with a foundation of burnt umber or ultramarine blue paint before building up the image with translucent layers of color. This gave his work a luminescent quality that is unmistakable. The floral motif is inspired by
Pennsylvania Dutch folk art, also an influence in Parrish’s early illustration work.