My photo of page in original copy of Ullstein Handarbeitsbuecher Band 16 – Kunststricken- Picture 49 – Because I only have a photocopy of Ullstein Band 2 – Das Stricken – Where it was first published in 1922
My Test Knit – Using Size 2 Needles and Size 10 Thread – Measures 33 in (82.5 cm) square

Long neglected recharting this pattern originally published in 1922 because I didn’t look carefully at the original chart after being scared off by the Key To Symbols, as shown below:

Key To Symbols from Ullstein Handarbeitsbucher Band 16 – Kunststricken

The symbols may have deterred others from republishing it in either written or charted form, or from reconstructing it by just looking at it. In the case of just looking at it, there are wrong side decreases on two alternate rounds which may have presented challenges to reconstructing it using all knit alternate rounds. In addition to occasional decreases on the alternate rounds, the double, triple and quadruple yarn overs on the pattern rounds are all knitted through the back loops on the alternate rounds. Finally, I had to rip back twice, something I almost never do, because my ADD allowed me to forget to yarn over at the corners while knitting the all purl rounds that separate the “center” from the “border”. So you’ve been warned! ;-)

Finally, finally, below is a picture of what the pattern might look like as a bed jacket, each half knitted six times per round instead of 4, and assuming the bind off rounds are not stretched at the back and shoulder seams but instead grafted together:

Just A Thought…

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The center wants to become a doily beret (in kid mohair and silk) or holiday ornament. Will be searching for a border other than plain hex mesh.

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In a day or so will post 1 new pattern (Fruhling – Smaller Version), but will start in January 2022 with holiday ideas because I had so many choices I got a bit overwhelmed. If I start in January maybe I’ll get them all done in time for the next winter holidays…

The Lyra Update includes instructions for the edging. It has been sent to all previous purchases and will be included in all subsequent purchases.

Meanwhile, the December Holiday Discount is 50% and expires 12/24/2021 at 11:59:59 pm.

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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.

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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

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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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