Rustic Fences by Donna Druchunas
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Rustic Fences

Knitting
May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
400 yards (366 m)
8" (20.5 cm) palm circumference

The colorwork pattern on these mittens, documented by Antanas Tamošaitis, knit in neutral colors reminds me of the rustic fences used in the Lithuanian country- side, and of the beautiful wooden fences at the traditional houses in the Open Air Museum of Lithuania in Rumšiškės. I love the way the vertical and diagonal lines interact with each other, drawing your eye first in one direction and then in an- other. I used horizontal stripes on the cuff to anchor the design, just as a fence is anchored in the earth.