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Vor einiger Zeit ein Kunde bat um deutsche Sprachversionen von einigen meiner Mustern. Ich war nicht in der Lage, zu übersetzen, so viel sie möchten, aber ich habe zu übersetzen die, die unten. Die deutsche Sprachmuster sind auf der gleichen Seite wie die englischsprachigen Versionen. Beachten Sie, dass ich kein Deutsch sprechen sehr gut, mit Ausnahme von Strickanleitung!

[Some time ago a customer asked for German language versions of some of my patterns. I was not able to translate as many as she’d like, but I did translate the ones below. The German language patterns are on the same page as the English language versions. Note that I do not speak German very well, except for knitting instructions! ;-)]

Sofort verfügbar [Available now]:

Erhältlich in einem Tag oder so. [Available soon]:

  • Pomegranate
  • Roswitha
  • Schwertlilie – Dieses Muster wurde nicht getestet
  • Tulpenstrauss
  • Meyers Sonderheft 136-38

"Fuschias" (one of many patterns with same name). It wants to become one or two purses of some sort. For Purchase Page CLICK HERE

"Glockenblume" — Not the baby blankets, but perhaps this will push me to finally recruit test knitters for them… Meanwhile, I already made this into a beret, but am looking for a nicer border. Meanwhile, for Purchase Page CLICK HERE

"Magnolie" another name used more than once… This pattern would make a nice lamp shade or parasol cover… For Purchase Page CLICK HERE.

PDF Content: English translation of instruction text, pattern in both charted and written form
Diameter: Approx. 78" (2 m)
Materials Required: Size 10 crochet thread (not sure of amount, sorry), knitting needles US Size 2 (2.75 mm)
Number of Rounds: 347

Price: USD 8.50

For purchasing info, click Here

Also note, this pattern was originally published as doily with diameter of 42" (105 cm), using knitting needles U.S.Size 6-0!


Just to let you know I got around to uploading the pdf’s to e-junkie (USD 8.00)

(Beyer Strickschrift 71221V – Knitted By Betty Eng)

Instant Download PDF – US Letter Paper Size

Instant Download PDF – A4 (European) Paper Size

As for the Glockenblume Baby Blankets and Lace Diamond Sampler Berets… Am working on them but one of my laptops died… so it’s slowed me down a bit.


Just a quick note to let y’all in on the joys of ADD…

Which is aggravated by the fact that the store, from which I was going to purchase the Size 4 needles for the blanket, moved and won’t re-open for business for a few more days.

On the bright side (pun intended, you’ll see) the sugar cane yarn arrived and the color is called “banana”, a rather warm yellow. However, am curious to see how it behaves when hand washed… (forgot to look up reviews…)


Also got sidetracked with a Niebling oval doily that I’ve looked at it for years thinking that its border would be wonderful for a wedding dress…

Fig. 35

but then, fooling around on Ravelry, I discovered the “puzzle/Tantric” sweater.

Tantric Puzzle Top – Original Pattern

Tantric Puzzle Top – Lacy Version (Wish it was shown being worn)

Hope to finish charting the oval doily tonite… wish I had ordered the needles on line…trying to resist using Size 5’s because the sugar cane is noticeably thicker than the 14/4 linen I used for the group cover blanket…

Glockenblume - Modified Original Version - Worsted Weight Cotton

Glockenblume Baby Blanket - Modified Original Version - Worsted Weight Cotton

Glockenblume Baby Blanket - Modified "Schwabe" Version

Glockenblume Baby Blanket - Modified "Schwabe" Version

Am working on the third example of this pattern; the ones in the photo are in worsted weight on Sizes 7 and 8 needles (21″ and 27″ square, respectively). The next ones will be on smaller needles, with a wider small leaf ground border. If you’d like to order (cost will be USD 7.00), do the PayPal thing for USD 7.00 to “, and I will email you the pdf by the next day. The pattern is in both charted and written form; and will be posting pics and dimensions of it worked on smaller needles…


Was able to get a couple of folks to pose… Further details of the cardigans will be added as soon as I remember to include them. Only managed to put buttons on the last one, and left two of the three not closed. For ordering information (USD 12.00 via PayPal – two new borders will be added and sent at no additional charge), email me at “”>

Ashley Modeling Erikas 601 Model F - Front - Sportweight Gold Linen, Size 5 Needles - Cardigan Size 8 - Curved Front - Sleeves NOT Extended

Ashley Modeling Erikas 601 - Model F - Back - Sportweight Gold Linen - Unsplit Lower Back Center

Jaime Modeling Erikas 601 - Model F - Worsted Cotton Ribbon - Size 10 Needles - Curved Front - Extended Sleeves

Jaime Modeling Erikas 601 - Model F - Back - Worsted Cotton Ribbon - Size 10 Needles - Unsplit Lower Back Center

Jaime Modeling Erikas 601 - Model C - Front - Size 3 Crochet Cotton - Size 7 needles, Sleeves Extended -Cardigan Size 10

Jaime Modeling Erikas 601 - Model C - Back - Size 3 Crochet Cotton - Size 7 Needles - Cardigan Size 10

Ashley Modeling Erikas 601 - Model F - Sportweight Tan Mohair - Size 8 Needles - Extended Sleeves - Cardigan Size 9

Ashley Modeling Erikas 601 - Model F - Back - Sportweight Tan Mohair - Size 8 Needles - Back Split - Extended Sleeves

I suppose that a design for a lace cardigan which can be knitted or crocheted in any weight yarn, on small to large size needles or hooks, is not just for “skinny” people, is a great alternative to a shawl, has zillions of variations, and employs a deceptively simple construction method would indeed present unusual marketing issues. So, I’ll spare everyone further whining and just say that I need encouragement of some sort, especially since: a) it is past the “knitting Christmas presents” season (but I suppose the pattern and yarn would make a nice gift); and b) the photos I have are only of the original three prototypes which require minor modifications to the edging, plus one test knit model that is not shown on a person (I don’t have any photos developed of the latest Model F version of the cardigan that I myself knitted, being modeled by a person, and with full length sleeves). In brief, my hope is that after three years of “sitting on” this design, somehow, someway it can get out into the knitting world and make lots of folks look very elegant…

Below are pics of the very first one I did… the neckline is a bit too wide, unless… ruffles are added, and/or it is worn as evening wear in silk chenille, or as new mom bed jacket. For the second version, I narrowed the neckline (see below).

Erikas 601 - Model F - Wide V Neck - Front
Erikas 601 – Model F – Wide V Neck – Front

Erikas 601- Model C - Wide V Neck - Back
Erikas 601 – Model F – Wide V Neck – Back

Below are pics of the second one (Narrow V-Neck Version):

Erikas 601 - Model F - Narrow V Neck - Front
Erikas 601 – Model F – Narrow V Neck Version – Front

Erikas 601- Model F - Narrow V Neck - Back
Erikas 601 – Model F – Narrow V Neck – Back

The pics below are the third version, based on Model C of the Erikas 601 pattern. The only difference from the Model F is that the center leaf is larger. It takes about 1,250 yards, whereas the Model F only requires 750 yards for 3/4 length sleeves.

Erikas 601 - Model C - Manifold Cardigan - Shoulder Seams Along Shoulder
Erikas 601 – Model C – Front

Erikas 601 - Model C - Manifold Cardigan - Back On Kila
Erikas 601 – Model C – Back

Knitted By Daisykitten - After Assembly 1
Erikas 601 – Model F – Test Knitted By DaisyKitten

Also, for doily sweaters knitted or designed by my lace knitting colleagues, check out the links to Fleegle and Nazee under “BLOGROLL” at above left.

Note Regarding GAUGE: To determine the precise gauge when not knitting on Size 8 or 7 needles, you will have to knit either a doily beret or pillow, and then measure the diameter. The instructions for working the brim of the beret, or the back side of the pillow will be included. Also, this pattern requires grafting… it really is not hard to do, and instructions are included. [Update: Perhaps only knitting 4 repeats would give correct gauge, the result could perhaps be worn as an “elf” hat…]

The pattern will cost USD 10.00, in part because it contains instructions for 3 versions of the cardigan with modifications for three different bust sizes, and free updates will be available for variations of the border and sleeves.

If you want to purchase this pattern, pathetic photos and all, email me at “”. I will then send you a PayPal invoice, and upon payment will email you the pdf.

Welcome to my new blog.  Am not sure how often I’ll post… sort of prefer pictures…Check out these first ones, and… Stay Tuned. Am sleep deprived and will continue adding pages of doily patterns tomorrow.


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