Papagena by Caoua Coffee


February 2010
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
330 - 350 yards (302 - 320 m)
scarf up to stole or wrap
Flag of English English
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Papagena is this young, pretty and playful woman in W.A.Mozart’s opera ‘The Magic Flute’, whom I always imagined to be a sort of flower girl, as she enchants the birdcatcher Papageno.
this very feminine, whimsical scarf would suit her ideally.

As written, the pattern makes for a rather narrow scarf.
If you would like to get a wider scarf or even a wrap or stole,
simply knit more repeats widthwise. (pattern repeats are marked in the charts).

All three motifs used in this scarf come from an Estonian stitch dictionary
(‘Haapsalu sall’ by Siiri Reimann, Aime Edasi; Apollo)
that is a treasure trove of traditional Estonian stitch patterns for fine lace scarfs.
I used the motifs with little modifications to make them flow smoothly one into the next.