Nadelblatt Knitted by Ulla777

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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Nadelblatt. - Center Tryptich


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This is how A-D-D works sometimes: Was recharting Reseda and noticed some the smaller doilies in Mallins Handarbeitslehrbuch 404. They’re not suitable for baby blankets because they have large holes around the center (not good for little fingers to get stuck in). So then I thought earrings on Size 000000 needles and Size 80 thread, to which you might respond, “Yeah, right”. Then I noticed Leberblumchen and so all the small holey doilies have turned into holiday decorations! So am starting with a Leberblumchen because it can be used as a holiday wreath, and the smaller ones in the coming weeks, in part because a tablecloth keeps trying to sneak in among the tree ornaments; perhaps it can become a tree skirt…

Back to Leberblumchen: Besides being a neglected Niebling, I’ve always adored this pattern despite that it is not necessarily typical of Niebling’s style, but it is, to me at least, iconic of knitted lace doilies, perhaps because of the sort of Shetland elements… In addition, THIS DOILY BEGS TO BE PAINTED!!! I don’t even want to try (not even in Photoshop) because I would never settle on which combination of gold and red and green to use. You however are strongly encouraged to experiment and send pics; I’ll just stick with knitting it once more but in gold yarn.

The doily shown in the slideshow above contains two minor variations from the original instructions; On Rounds 5 and 7, the “yo and on next round work knit 1, purl 1” was instead worked as yo twice (the symbol in the original chart and in my rechart is a circle enclosing the numeral 2). The substitution was done unintentionally (was rushing after one false start in silk and hemp yarn that turned out to be too uneven) but the result looks nicer (to me at least) than the original instructions because the lace is more open. Finally, someone on Ravelry knitted this pattern and made notes about possible errors. However, I could not find any errors in either of the original charts that I found, and the stitch counts check out.

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Dutch Niebling II - Original Photo

This pattern is from an unknown publication written out in Dutch, which made recharting it even more fun… ;-)

Though not very visible in the above photo, the pattern requires working several “nupps”. The nupps are worked as follows:

“In same stitch: (Knit 1, purl 1) twice, knit 1;
on next round slip 3 together knitwise, knit 2 together,
pass 3 slipped stitches over.”

Number of Rounds: 201
Dimension: Approx. 49″ (1.25 m) square
Materials Required: 350 g Rayon crochet thread, knitting needles US Size 1 (2.25 mm)

Price: USD 8.00

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This is the latest pattern to jump the line of the several patterns in progress… plus (one of) my dog(s) ate my only copy of the original chart!!!! Fortunately the section that was consumed/mangled was an exact mirror image of the section that wasn’t, so ultimately no real problem resulted.

Note that “k1-tbl, p2” is used massively — on both pattern and alternate rounds; there are hardly any plain knit stitches on any of the rounds. Rosenblatt (see left sidebar under Erikas 80) is the only other similar pattern.

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Year after year, and try as I might, I never have all my planned lace knitting Holiday projects/patterns completed in time! Intended recipients often end up getting something I knitted much earlier in the year! ;-) So, instead, for now, am having a sale — which ends New Year’s Day at midnight (Eastern Daylight Savings Time). (Don’t forget to use the Add to Car button instead of the Buy Now button). I sent a pattern to a test knitter, but am test knitting some others but not yet finished. For purchase info, click on the pattern names on the left sidebar.


Hi All

Since Dornroeschen was such a large pattern, I decided to rechart something a bit smaller. (Note: The pictures will not upload to my e-junkie shop, but everything else works okay.

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Happy Knitting!


Got sidetracked from reconstructing Christa… This time by a rather unusual Niebling that requires binding off 3 stitches (to make a relatively large hole within the blossom) and then casting the 3 stitches on again by making a triple yarn over on the following round, and then increasing the 3 stitches to 6 on the next pattern round.

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Hi All,

Just sent updates to previous purchasers of Eleonore including newly translated written instructions. But in case your email address changed since you purchased the pattern, email me at and I will send the update as an attachment.

The next update will be a small correction to the Gloxiniaeflora pattern, and if your email address has changed since your purchase, email me at the above address.


Reminder:  The 30% discount is still on until the end of this month.


Sorry Folks,

The setup for the sale will only work if you add the item to the shopping cart. It will not work if you click the “Buy Now” button. Sorry for forgetting this. Sale ends August 31, 2015 midnight.

Again, apologies for any headaches…


Had just finished charting a 3-repeat version of Chrysantheme in order to make a triangular shawl when Ilgen sent me pics of her Sechsstern (6 Repeats of the Chrysantheme motif) and her reconstruction of Christa (8 repeats of the Chrysantheme motif).

Sechsstern 31.12.2007Ilgen Matthias’ Sechsstern

Ilgen's SechssternIlgen’s Sechsstern Minus Rounds 283-311

Christa ReconstructionIlgen’s Reconstruction of Christa

Beyer Strickschrift Photo of ChristaBeyer Strickschrift Photo of Christa

So with Ilgen’s lovely pictures, a copy of a Beyer Strickschrift that she also sent me, and a chart that I forgot I had in a Labores Beyer Nr. 10 (in which the pattern name is “Victoria”), I thought recharting the pattern would go quickly… Wrong! Although, a lot of time was spent Photoshopping in the cropped out border parts on one of Ilgen’s photos, it turns out that the way the chart divided out I needed several graphics to fill out huge blank spaces on some of the chart pages — which graphics gave me ideas for additional adaptations of the motif:

Secchstern Rounds 1-139

Secchstern Rounds 1-139 – Nice Baby Blanket Or Pillow Cover

Of course, folding the baby blanket in half would make a nice wide bottom purse:

Sechsstern Rounds 1-139 - As Wide Bottom Purse

Sechsstern Rounds 1-139 – As Wide Bottom Purse

When the above graphic is rotated 180 degrees, the resulting pattern can be used as a narrow bottom purse. But requires two 3-repeats pieces would have to be sewn together on 3 sides, and more importantly, the pattern has to be modified in a manner similar to the way that the pattern has to be modified for a triangular shawl. That is, the pattern would start with the 3 center leaves, but the second ring of leaves is worked such that a pair of leaves is created to the right of the center leaf. One of the pair has to be moved to the other side of the center leaf.

Am having too much computer problems right now, so below is the link to the page containing the purchase button for the Sechsstern Pattern.

Details on the Triangular Shawl to come.


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