A large, rectangular shawl featuring an interesting construction method.


Originally published in Twist Collective, Fall 2015

Papagena, inspired by the character from Mozart’s opera, “The Magic Flute”, features a feathery lace motif, and unusual construction method. It begins at the center back, with a circular cast on, and is knit in the round, forming the central square. One side of the square is then worked to the full length. After completing the 1st side, a garter stitch edging is attached along the top and bottom of the central square, then these edges are joined with the 4th side of the square, which is worked to match the first side. Directions are given for adjusting the length. Pattern is charted only, there are no line by line directions.


  • Yarn: Lost City Knits, Twin Canyon MerinoSilk Fingering, 500 yards (113g), 3 skeins
  • Needles: U.S. Size 4 (3.50mm), double point and circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Other Materials: stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle, blocking pins or wires


  • Gauge: 24 stitches and 36 rows = 4” (10cm) in garter stitch, after blocking
  • Finished Size: 19” (48.4 cm) wide, 78″ (198 cm) long, after blocking
  • Length is adjustable


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