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Four errors or unanticipated things discovered while knitting this as a gift:

1. On Cover Pages – Charted – 3 of 3 (at lower right corner of page): Page heading reading “CHARTED INSTRUCTIONS – CIRCULAR*: 3. SHAWL WITH SPLIT FRONT, AND 4. COAT” should read “CHARTED INSTRUCTIONS – CIRCULAR*: 5. SHAWL WITH SPLIT FRONT, AND 6. COAT”

2. The instructions to work Row 100 are given after the instructions say to knit to Row 100. The stitches for the sleeve are slipped to a holding thread on this row, kind of annoying to find out at the end of the Row.

3. Below is a photo of one of the underarms where an unexpected gap developed at the underarm where the sleeve joins the body of the coat. I ended up grafting together two stitches from the body to two stitches from the sleeve. (Didn’t get around to taking a photo of the result but it can be partially seen in the profile photo of the coat further below.) The instructions will contain an addendum to knit together the corresponding stitches from the body to the sleeve rather than grafting them.

4. The armhole depth is the same proportion as in the “virtual knit” photo of the original instructions. Although the depth is similar to that of many kimonos, some might like it to be shorter. Thus, will resend modified instructions with armhole shortened by 8 or 12 rows, and will test knit a second gift with the shortened armhole and will post it on this page as an update.

Fingering weight linen on US Size 2 (2.75 mm) needles.

The hands are not visible because cheap mannequins have short arms.

With a pin

Slight Profile to Show Underarm

Yes, that a long curtain rod used to extend sleeves.

The sleeve linings are expanded by slipping a t-shirt onto each shoulder.

Forgot I charted this 11 years ago! Someone visiting my Flickr albums emailed me asking for the chart. Have now uploaded it so it can be purchased by clicking Here.

The pattern page below had no buttons for some reason that I forget. It can now be purchased by clicking Here.

This selection of three patterns from the magazine Femmes d’Aujourd’hui (Women of Today) are a small part of a sizeable collection, lost by the post office decades ago when someone tried to mail them to me from Belgium, but recently provided by a friend of the original sender. Of course, still remaining are many unrecharted Nieblings from all the other publishers, so…

1. Les Anemones

FDA Issue Number Unknown

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2. FDA 774 – With Two Alternative Borders

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3. FDA 698

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Thought I’d retrieve this from the dustbin of history…

As well as a shawl (see last photo below), the original pattern could also be made into a bedspread.

The Test Knit of Rounds 1-93 measures 37″ (92.5 cm) in diameter, worked on needles US Size 3 (3.25 mm) with fingering/sport weight cotton and rayon from bamboo blend.

Number of Rounds and Rows: 195 rounds for center, 100 rows for each of two extensions, 50 rounds for border.

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Hope to have a few gauge swatches, and new recharts during the first week of the month. Meanwhile enjoy the sale and remember to use the Add To Cart button even if only purchasing 1 item.

Happy Knitting!

Started with triangular shawl in photo below. Then things got out of hand. Really need to take a break. Am hoping to be done tomorrow.

Edit: Page Layout took me a month! But have sent the update to all previous purchasers to the email used at the time of purchase of the original. So, if your email address has changed since then, send me an email at

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“Filigrane” (“Filigree”)

The original instructions call for Size 20 crochet thread, and needles “Size 2” which in my instructions I translate to 1.25 mm or US Size 0000. Have knitted with Size 000, so am hoping my guesstimate is correct. Also, I imagine this doily would look great in 2, 3 or even 4 colors. BTW, couldn’t find this pattern on Ravelry. The source is Beyer’s Handarbeitsblätter – Kunststricken – Blatt 305. Am glad a friend sent it to me more than a decade ago.

Finally, have retrieved a bunch of magazines from storage, so more will get published between my design adaptation efforts. 

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Based on the motif from Stained Glass 1 (now renamed “Blümchen” (“Flowers”)), this is the first of further explorations, to be interrupted on occasion, of course, by recharts of conventional Nieblings.

Worked in bulky weight wool and mohair roving

The challenge with this version has been what method to use to join the shoulders and sides. Have skipped the obvious three needle bind off in favor of two of three methods of grafting. The first method, worked on the turquoise sweater, was to graft together the alternate/all knit rounds. This method leaves a rather obvious plain third row of stitches in between. The row could perhaps be made less obvious by pulling them tighter. The second method involves grafting pattern rounds, as shown in the brown sweater. The grafted yarn overs would look better using the third method of grafting in the small leaf pattern to an all knit round. The result would be almost undetectable, but that will be for another project to come involving one large, and several small squares. A photo of that project is shown under “In the Pipeline”. The results of the first two methods are shown below.

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