Daina by Ilga Leja


October 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
459 - 1334 yards (420 - 1220 m)
Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X and 4X
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Pattern No. 1 in the Latvia 100 Collection, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Latvia’s independence.

Dainas are Latvian folksongs, many of them created well over a thousand years ago. Part of the Latvian oral tradition, they contain much that constitutes Latvian culture, reflecting daily existence as well as celebrations and life’s passages.

Many of the dainas are about life on the land. The Daina vest celebrates the beauty and richness of the Latvian countryside. Worked in the colours of nature, it incorporates in lace stitches some of the country’s most ancient motifs.

Choose your own combination of three colourways to create your own folk song.

The sample pictured is size Medium and is knit with Hand Maiden Fine Yarn Casbah, 80% merino, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere, (325 m./355 yds. per 115 g. skein), colours “Walnut”, “Moss”, and “Amber”.

Yarn Requirements:
Colour A (Walnut): 225 m./245 yds. (270 m./295 yds.; 325 m./355 yds.; 360 m./395 yds.; 440 m./482 yds.; 485 m./530 yds.; 625 m./684 yds.; 645 m./704 yds.)
Colour B (Moss): 138 m./151 yds. (166 m./182 yds.; 200 m./220 yds.; 222 m./243 yds.; 272 m./298 yds.; 300 m./328 yds.; 355 m./388 yds.; 396 m./433 yds.)
Colour C (Amber): 55 m./60 yds. (60 m./66 yds., 70 m./77 yds., 90 m./98 yds., 120 m./131 yds., 135 m./148 yds., 165 m./180 yds., 180 m./197 yds.)