The zigzag lines of the wavy Latvian stitch pattern known as "Mara" is one of the most ancient of geometric designs, found on Stone Age ceramics and the earliest weavings.
Here it is used with a yarn of varying mauve hues to suggest a basket design, a basket filled with blooms of lavender.
The sample pictured is Size Medium and is knit with:
Main Colour (MC): Brown Sheep Nature Spun Fingering Weight, 100% wool, (283 m./310 yds. per 50 g. skein), colour "Blueberry", colour no. 110F.
Contrast Colour (CC): Opal Sweet & Spicy, 75% virgin wool, 25% nylon, (425 m./465 yds. per 100 g. ball), colour "Pflaume" ("Plum"), colour no. 6756.
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
Foot circumference: 18 cm./7 in. (20 cm./8 in.; 23 cm./9 in.)
Leg length (from heel to top of cuff): 21 cm./8.2 in. (27 cm./10.7 in.; 28 cm./11.1 in.)
Foot length (from base of heel to toe): 19 cm./7.8 in. (22 cm./8.9 in.; 26 cm./10.4 in.)
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: Fingering or sport weight yarn in the following amounts:
Main Colour (MC): 140 m./153 yds. (200 m./219 yds.; 250 m./273 yds.)
Contrast Colour (CC): 115 m./125 yds. (170 m./185 yds.; 210 m./230 yds.)
Needles: 3.0 mm. (US 2.5) dp needles (set of 5) or long circular for Magic Loop Method
Gauge: 32 sts and 36 rnds = 10 cm./4 in. square in Pattern Stitch with 3.0 mm. (US 2.5) needles
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