There are 14 doilies pictured below. They are the absolute smallest of my favorites, two of which are modifications so that they would be 22 rounds. There are more groups to come, in progressively larger sizes. Since they’re all so gorgeous size is the only way I can figure out how to publish them. Of course they are in both charted and written forms.

Finally, as I send the ones I knitted for the photos as holiday gifts, will be experimenting with glittery paint and beads. Looking forward to see all your FO’s! Happy Knitting!

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Thought I would have to reconstruct the border for Version 2. However, just happened to be perusing the Burda E523 magazine and noticed the exact border around a woven circular doily! Was so happy I couldn’t wait to rechart it! Am inclined to believe that Shimmons designed both versions of the pattern as a “work for hire” but without attribution, in part because there is a small border published elsewhere that is similar to Version 2 which was attributed to her.

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As can be seen above, the two patterns are almost identical, their charts not so much, which is why they are not combined into the same PDF.

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Being way too lazy to work a pattern on every round (as in Shetland knitting), the pattern on the left was long ignored until I purchased what turns out to be a really rare French magazine (Votre Mode Tricots d’Art – Aiguilles et Crochet – Numero Special Trimestriel, published around 1931) that contains the two patterns above center and right. Most of the patterns therein are written versions (in French of course) of many classic early Nieblings, one of which named “Myrthe”, I will be recharting because the photo in the Votre Mode is more appealing than the one in Beyer Kunststricken Band 228, which contains the chart for it.

Meanwhile, since all of these single strand lace patterns are small, would love to hear from those who are brave enough to try to knit them! ;-)

Tulipier (Tulip Tree)

As can be seen from the above photo, the blossom part of “tulips” seem to be knitted in the hex mesh pattern. However, the sequence of stitches used to create the pattern is decidedly different from that which appears in all Niebling patterns that I know of. This pattern is from Le Tricot d’Art – Album 1 – Model 12, but the designer’s name is not given, and he or she is definitely not Herbert Niebling. Forgot to make a screenshot of my rechart to show that the sequences of yarn over twice, skp twice can be seen. In other words, the k2tog is completely omitted from the hex mesh part of the pattern. In addition, at the time of publication, there may have been some anti German sentiment as reflected in the fact that the knit 1, and yarn over symbols are reversed (which makes reading the original chart much fun). Also, the sk2p symbol looks like the increase 1 to 3 symbol. The skp and k2tog symbols at least slant in the appropriate direction. The knit 1 through back loop symbol is never used. Towards the end of the pattern, I incorporated the knit 1 in running thread symbol to make increases so that the stitch count matches that of the border. There was no indication of how to do this in the original instructions except to say “make an increase”. Fortunately, there were no errors in the original chart, as reflected in the stitch counts in my rechart. As for the publisher, V. Ritzenthaler, in Mulhouse-Dornach, France, they published at least 4 “Albums” which are very difficult to find, but am on the lookout, of course!

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4 Pattern Repeats – Originally Published In Beyer Band, 228: Kunststricken: 36 Decken in verschiedenen Größen
6 Pattern Repeats – Originally Published In Beyers Bunte Reihe, Band 2036/Kunststricken II – Picture 8

Wasn’t aware of the 6 repeat version of this pattern until I discovered it in its source magazine. Was planning on using the 4 repeat version in a collection of small doilies that I am working on, and trying to prevent from growing too large! There are 13 or 14 small doilies in it so far. Am also having fun with Size 1.25 mm (US Size 4-0) needles, one of which I keep dropping and have somehow hidden from myself, and so have to order another set. Turns out Wilhelmine has too many rounds for the small doily collection, and can’t be turned into a doily beret as can be done with many patterns with more than 30 rounds. Will post about my progress and adventures with the small doily collection in the coming days.

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The first pattern is one of two that I literally forgot I had!!! The other one I forgot is Steinrose, which hopefully will get published in the coming months. The Star Flower is part of my baby blanket series, and is the least interesting one, but is still pretty interesting in that it begs to be knitted with different colors. I just can’t decide on a specific combination for more than five minutes. I did not include instructions for borders worked in i-cord or picot hem bind off. However, am sure there are plenty of resources on the interweb.

Tablecloth in edited photo knitted by RavelryID Ulla777

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Verlag fuer die Frau – Kunststrick-Muster Best. Nr. 1503

Strahlenblume – Center

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Star Flower

Name “Star Flower” given by blog author”. Originally publishes in Verlag fuer die Frau – Bestell Nr. 814 Kunststricken – Page 9

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This is the only other pattern from the (defunct) Tricot Passion website that I have not seen anywhere else. Judging from the key to symbols, it may have been published in Femmes d’Aujourd’hui but have no idea what the issue number might be. The pattern might make a nice pullover blouse, but so many patterns so little time! ;-) Meanwhile, below is a Photoshop edit of the original photo for further inspiration, for perhaps a curtain.

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Modification For Baby Blanket With I-Cord Bind Off

Original Design

This is another pattern that I haven’t seen anywhere else. It was written out in Dutch. Didn’t take long to knit the baby blanket, maybe 12-14 hours, because of trying out different needle sizes for the i-cord. Ended up using a US Size 00 (1.5 mm) sock needle for the i-cord even though the blanket itself (cotton bamboo blend) was knitted on US Size 3 (3.0 mm) which is slipped to a Size US Size 2 (2.75 mm) needle because the tip was smaller. The beginning and end of the i-cord were grafted together. As an alternative, the border can be bound off with a picot edge, or worked in stockinette with a hem created by repeating “yo, k2” to form the fold line and a slight picot edge. Also, forgot to include in the instructions that the adjacent leaves pucker up while knitting but flatten out after washing and blocking.

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Originally named simply “Napperon Carre” or “Square Doily”

This is one of several patterns discovered in 2006 on a website called “”. The site no longer exists although it might be visible via Also, the patterns might have been originally published by some predecessor of, Hachette Canada, that currently publishes a knitting magazine titled “Tricot Passion”. The patterns are all in French, with some being charted.

None of the patterns show a source nor designer, the latter probably being early Niebling; and have not been able to find photos on the web for most of them, except for one or two. In the next few days will publish my rechart of one more that I especially like and haven’t seen anywhere else. These two recharts are basically to prevent them from getting lost in the dust bin of history.

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