The Miller Maiden's Scarf by Lanja Sámsdóttir

The Miller Maiden's Scarf

May 2014
Lace ?
11.5 stitches = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2.0 mm
450 - 540 yards (411 - 494 m)
68” x 11” / 173 x 29 cm
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The Miller Maiden’s Scarf is knitted in two parts from the bottom up and grafted at the center. Afterwards, stitches are picked up from the provisional cast on for the crochet chain edging. The pattern assumes that you know how to cast on provisionally, read charts, knit nupps, and graft (Kitchener stitch).

Because of the very short lace repeat (2 rows), the scarf can be easily lengthened or shortened.


The scarf’s name is inspired by “Mit dem grünen Lautenband” from Franz Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin song cycle:

Nun schlingst du in die Locken dein
Das grüne Band gefällig ein,
Du hast ja’s Grün so gern.
Dann weiß ich, wo die Hoffnung wohnt,
Dann weiß ich, wo die Liebe thront,
Dann hab’ ich’s Grün erst gern.

The Miller Maiden’s Scarf is part of my series The Cloths of Heaven, inspired by some of my favourite poems and poets.