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The above pattern is simpler than Niebling’s circular Goldregen (which name he also used for a rectangular design). However, this variation perhaps has more possibilities for easy adaptations, as can be seen below with the results of my playing around in Photoshop:

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Mohair yarn with Size 6 to 8 needles would perhaps make a nice small shawl… the Round Number at which to stop will be provided in an update to this post.

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A doily beret comes to mind with the above motif, extending the leaves onto the brim might be interesting, say for a slouchy beret…

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Finally, the above would look nice as either a window or wall hanging…

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Niebling used the name “Narzisse” at least three times: in 1937, 1948, and this one in1960 — by far the prettiest! Also, if anyone had asked me if Niebling ever used the left twist stitch, I would have sworn up and down that he didn’t, even though I haven’t recharted all of them! ;-) And now I’m wondering what other Niebling patterns contain left twists — actually, I have one in mind, but more about that later. In any case, would love to hear from anyone who knows of any…

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Initially this pattern was to be republished as a reconstruction by Franciska Ruessink, but after finishing her chart she found an original and sent it to me because she was somewhat unhappy with the differences between her reconstruction and the original instructions. Below is Franciska’s reconstruction.

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The differences between the above photos are virtually invisible, except for Franciska’s superior blocking… However, there are significant differences between the original chart and Franciska’s… which is actually a tribute to Franciska’s skill in her reconstruction, as well as in blocking the cloth…

Finally, below are photos with watermark filters applied showing only the first ring of flowers (to Round 141), and the center before the first flowers (to Round 99). As for the borders of either smaller version, am not sure what could be done.

narzisse-original-photo-first-flower-ring-watermarkTo Round 141, possibly with some small changes.

narzisse-original-photo-center-watermarkTo Round 99 – Might be nice baby blanket or doily beret.

Hope to have at least one more pattern available for the holidays – Happy Knitting!

Glenda

Spiral Ferns Round Tablecloth In Knitted Lace Designed By Herbert NieblingSpiral Ferns – Tablecloth

Was thinking how variegated yarn would work well with this pattern for a shawl… and then of course the pattern “insinuated itself into other beings” ;=)

Elsa 1061-64 - poncho1Where to start the neckline on this poncho…

Elsa 1061-64 - watermark circular2Circular Baby Blanket maybe!

Elsa 1061-64 - watermark semi-circ topAn invisible on this purse…

As for the sizes other than tablecloth, there were no photos in the original instructions but they do provide the ending round numbers before the border.

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Dutch Niebling III - Round Tablecloth In Knitted Lace - Designed By Herbert Niebling

This pattern was found in the Dutch language magazine Creatief Zijn Nr. 42 but I cannot track down the date and publisher, although in the past I was able to find more information which I probably saved to a now lost flash drive. It is hard to argue that the pattern is not a Niebling, especially since I recently recharted or considered recharting about four or five designs with similar or identical elements (not published yet because haven’t decided between silk and angora yarn to use). The main and flower motif is especially nice because it is a bit different:

Dutch Niebling III  - Isolated Motif

In order to use the motif is something or other, I have isolated the motif and want to come up with something other than the obvious hand bag…Stay Tuned.

The center motif would also be nice for a doily beret, the double yarn overs perhaps being tightened up a bit…

Dutch Niebling III - Center Motif

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Steingarten - Round Tablecloth In Knitted Lace - Designed By Herbert Niebling - Knitted By Ulla 777Knitted by Ulla 777

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Nupps aren't the only thing that makes this pattern textured, all of the small leaves, and some of the large leaves are composed of right-twisted stitches! This being extra work, I tend to prefer Barbara Walker's method of "Knit 2 together, knit the 1st stitch again, drop both from left needle", as opposed to the Niebling usual "Knit 2nd stitch, knit 1st stitch, drop both from left needle". Walker invented the method because the twisted stitch stand out more, and I like it because it is easier to knit.

As for the nupps, after translating the original instructions, which read:

Noppe = Man zieht den Faden 3 Mal liefer hindurch, legt die Schlinge auf die linke Nadel und strickt diese rechts ab. In gleicher Weise wiederholt man nach 4 mal. Dann strickt diese 5 Masche mit der N bezeichneten Masche rechts zusammen.

I did a test swatch and discovered that since the thread is drawn multiple times through the same stitches, it is easier to draw the thread under the strand between the stitches rather than through the center of the stitch((es) in the round(s) below.

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Always thought the doily shown below was a little odd, even though it is from the same magazine as Maria. However, I finally noticed that it is a further enhancement of the border of Maria… so Niebling was just being his creative self! For purchase info for the Maria tablecloth, Click Here.

Hopefully the Holiday Ornaments project will be resumed shortly…stay tuned…

Niebling On Drugs - Adalbert- Beyer Band 2007 - Page 12 - Chart 37Niebling on Drugs(?)

Nadelblatt Knitted by Ulla777

Got sidetracked, as usual… Decided it isn’t my A-D-D, but rather so many lovely patterns (and yarns/threads), so little time! ;-) And that fact that because this pattern is highly repetitive, I recharted it in a little more than one sitting. On top of that the Holiday Ornaments project is threatening to turn into an e-book, perhaps. More on that later, but so far it’s been fun, and as a hint, my Size 6-0 needles are due to arrive any day now! Meantime, enjoy the pics of Nadelblatt at least, and note that there might be one more highly repetitive pattern before the next post about the ornaments…

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This is how A-D-D works sometimes: Was recharting Reseda and noticed some the smaller doilies in Mallins Handarbeitslehrbuch 404. They’re not suitable for baby blankets because they have large holes around the center (not good for little fingers to get stuck in). So then I thought earrings on Size 000000 needles and Size 80 thread, to which you might respond, “Yeah, right”. Then I noticed Leberblumchen and so all the small holey doilies have turned into holiday decorations! So am starting with a Leberblumchen because it can be used as a holiday wreath, and the smaller ones in the coming weeks, in part because a tablecloth keeps trying to sneak in among the tree ornaments; perhaps it can become a tree skirt…

Back to Leberblumchen: Besides being a neglected Niebling, I’ve always adored this pattern despite that it is not necessarily typical of Niebling’s style, but it is, to me at least, iconic of knitted lace doilies, perhaps because of the sort of Shetland elements… In addition, THIS DOILY BEGS TO BE PAINTED!!! I don’t even want to try (not even in Photoshop) because I would never settle on which combination of gold and red and green to use. You however are strongly encouraged to experiment and send pics; I’ll just stick with knitting it once more but in gold yarn.

The doily shown in the slideshow above contains two minor variations from the original instructions; On Rounds 5 and 7, the “yo and on next round work knit 1, purl 1” was instead worked as yo twice (the symbol in the original chart and in my rechart is a circle enclosing the numeral 2). The substitution was done unintentionally (was rushing after one false start in silk and hemp yarn that turned out to be too uneven) but the result looks nicer (to me at least) than the original instructions because the lace is more open. Finally, someone on Ravelry knitted this pattern and made notes about possible errors. However, I could not find any errors in either of the original charts that I found, and the stitch counts check out.

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Dutch Niebling II - Original Photo

This pattern is from an unknown publication written out in Dutch, which made recharting it even more fun… ;-)

Though not very visible in the above photo, the pattern requires working several “nupps”. The nupps are worked as follows:

“In same stitch: (Knit 1, purl 1) twice, knit 1;
on next round slip 3 together knitwise, knit 2 together,
pass 3 slipped stitches over.”

Number of Rounds: 201
Dimension: Approx. 49″ (1.25 m) square
Materials Required: 350 g Rayon crochet thread, knitting needles US Size 1 (2.25 mm)

Price: USD 8.00

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