Laima Laima

Laima is the Latvian goddess of fate. Together with the two deities of Latvian mythology, Dievs, (the sky), and Saule, (the sun), Laima determines the length and fortune of human life. She appears at childbirth to pronounce each infant’s destiny and is present at each of life’s transitions.

Her symbol, a row of arrows, is believed to be the oldest of the Latvian ethnic symbols and is found on Stone Age jewellery and artifacts. It is commonly incorporated into knitted and woven garments to confer happiness and good fortune onto the wearer.

The lace pattern in the Laima cowl is the sign of Laima. May it inspire happiness and good fortune for both the knitter and the wearer!

The sample pictured is knit with Fleece Artist Merino 2/6, 100% superfine merino, (350 m./383 yds. per 125 g skein), colours “Polar Sea”, “Spruce”, and “Moss”.


Total circumference at lower edge: 178 cm./71 in.
Depth at deepest point: 29 cm./11.6 in.

Suggested Yarn: Fingering or sport weight yarn in the following amounts:
Colour A (Polar Sea): 160 m./175 yds.
Colour B (Spruce): 180 m./197 yds.
Colour C (Moss): 200 m./219 yds.

Needles: 4.0 m. (US 6)

Gauge: 19 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm./4 in, square in Pattern Stitch

View details in the Latvia 100 Collection.

Purchase Collection: $21.95 CAD

Purchase Pattern: $10.00 CAD

Laima Laima