In the full bloom of womanhood, the Marschallin, in Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, enjoys all the pleasures of an affair with her young lover, Octavian. But she is also a realist and understands that it cannot last forever.
Reflecting the sensuous and lyrical music of the opera, the Marschallin emerges as a lavish, sumptuous shawl that transforms from a neck wrap into a capelet. Worked from one long side edge to the other, it is similar to the lace-trimmed fichus worn by the ladies of the Austrian court to cover bare shoulders and protect against drafts.
An Alternate Version, worked as a rectangular scarf, is also included, for those who prefer a slightly easier pattern.
The sample pictured is knit with Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 3-Ply, 65% wool, 35% silk, (230 m./252 yds. per 100 g. skein), colour “Amber”.
Size: 134 cm./54 in. long and 33 cm./13 in. wide
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: 620 m./678 yds. of double knitting or light worsted weight yarn
Needles: 4.5 mm. (US 7)
Gauge: 17 sts and 23 rows = 10 cm./4 in. square in Pattern Stitch
Price for Pattern Only: $10.00 CAD
Yarn Kits (including pattern plus sufficient yarn to complete the project): $73.00 CAD