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Hoping everyone gets nice gifts of yarn/thread! ;-)
Meanwhile, will see if I can finish a triangular version of Strahlenkelchblume (best translation of the name I can find is “Gleaming Calyx” but am not sure).
Below is an example photo of what inspires the attempt.
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After recharting White Wisteria, was “talked into” recharting Goldregen, by a person who had the original charts but was somewhat put off by the German instruction text. That is, after the initial rounds, the instructions involve working the entire chart line or most of it, and then repeating only certain sections, some of which were not consecutive. In the rechart, the going back and forth has been mostly eliminated to the extent that the only going back and forth is when long stitch groups are repeated consecutively.
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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:
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.
A doily beret comes to mind with the above motif, extending the leaves onto the brim might be interesting, say for a slouchy beret…
Finally, the above would look nice as either a window or wall hanging…
Happy Holidays To All!
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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.
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.
Hope to have at least one more pattern available for the holidays – Happy Knitting!
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” ;=)
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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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:
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…
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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…
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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