Eight Point Star Grids: Latvia

I think the charts for traditional mittens are quite beautiful and give insight into the process of charting patterns in the confines of a grid. These are a selection of mittens from Latvia (which I used to create the eight point star motif map in a previous post) features various hybrids of the eight point star displayed in grids organized by region. It is wonderful to see the number of hybrids in one region and similarities between parishes in different regions as well as the various layouts of this one motif.






Grasmane, M. (2012) Mittens of Latvia: 178 Traditional Designs to Knit. Riga: Riga National Costume Centre.