Laima Laima

Set against the medieval castle of the Livonia Order in Sigulda, Latvia, this haunting sweater in three muted colours harkens back to an earlier time. Its motifs are simple, its shaping generous, its lines long and elegant.

Designed with positive ease, bracelet-length sleeves, and extra length to cover the hips, the Sigulda sweater also sports side vents for added ease of movement.

Which three colours will you choose to work your version of the Sigulda sweater?

The sample pictured is size Medium and is knit with Hand Maiden Fine Yarn Flaxen, 65% silk, 35% linen, (250 m./273 yds. per 100 g. skein), colours “Walnut”, “Tourmaline”, and “Topaz”.


Sizes: Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X
Bust Circumference: 78 cm./31.6 in. (90 cm./35.8 in.; 100 cm./40 in.; 110 cm./44.2 in.; 122 cm./48.4 in.; 132 cm./52.6 in.; 142 cm./56.8 in.; 152 cm./61 in.)
Centre Back Length: 65 cm./26.1 in. ( 70 cm./28.1 in.; 76 cm./30.5 in.; 78 cm./31.3 in.; 81 cm./32.6 in.; 83 cm./33.2 in.; 84 cm./33.8 in.; 86 cm./34.3 in.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Suggested Yarn: Sport weight or double knitting yarn in the following amounts:
Colour A (Walnut):
210 m./230 yds. (255 m./280 yds.; 300 m./328 yds.; 340 m./372 yds.; 400 m./437 yds.; 430 m./470 yds. 460 m./503 yds.; 500 m./547 yds.)
Colour B (Tourmaline):85 m./93 yds.(95 m./104 yds.; 100 m./110 yds.; 125 m./137 yds.; 110 m./120 yds.; 125 m./137 yds.; 135 m./148 yds.; 135 m./148 yds.)
Colour C (Topaz):80 m./88 yds. (95 m./104 yds.; 100 m./110 yds.; 95 m./104 yds.; 110 m./120 yds.; 125 m./137 yds.; 145 m./158 yds.; 165 m./180 yds.)

Needles: 4.0 mm. (US 6), 4.5 mm. (US 7), and 4.0 mm. (US 6) circular needle, at least 60 cm./24 in. long

Gauge: 19 sts and 27 rows = 10 cm./4 in., square in Pattern Stitch

View details in the Latvia 100 Collection.

Purchase Collection: $21.95 CAD

Purchase Pattern: $12.00 CAD

Laima Laima