The Latvian folk costume head covering for unmarried girls is a metal or beaded and embroidered vainags or crown. It is worn on the top of your head touching the skin of your face, and in summer it is made of flowers. Everyone makes their own flower crown, women of all ages married or not wear them, and how you weave yours is truly is a sign of your personality. Some have evenly spaced flowers in a precise color pa7ern, others are like wildflower meadows where you can barely see the face of the wearer. They can be braided or looped, Eed with string or meadow grasses. If you can pick three Emes nine (trejdeviņi) different types of meadow flowers to put in your crown it is even more magical. Uneek stripes add their own magic. 

Knit a one, two, or three tier Vainags Crown, sizes infant to XXL. One skein of Urth Yarns Uneek will give you two or three Vainags Crowns, and the self striping yarn works perfectly with this pattern.

The pattern is designed specifically for Urth YarnsHarvest natural dyed fingering wool and Uneek hand dyed striped fingering wools. THE LINKS WILL EXPIRE IN 6 MONTHS, so please download your files promptly.

Ravelry Designer: Inese Iris Liepina 


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