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Happy Holidays, and Knitting!

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Meanwhile thought I’d add some eye candy knitted by Dawn Hamilton. She knitted the Blattgrund pattern from the Erikas Handarbeiten 80.

The variegation in the yarn she turned out to be a lovely complement to the leaf motif.

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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…

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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.

narzisse-original-photo-first-flower-ring-watermarkTo Round 141, possibly with some small changes.

narzisse-original-photo-center-watermarkTo Round 99 – Might be nice baby blanket or doily beret.

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Spiral Ferns Round Tablecloth In Knitted Lace Designed By Herbert NieblingSpiral Ferns – Tablecloth

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” ;=)

Elsa 1061-64 - poncho1Where to start the neckline on this poncho…

Elsa 1061-64 - watermark circular2Circular Baby Blanket maybe!

Elsa 1061-64 - watermark semi-circ topAn invisible on this purse…

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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Dutch Niebling III - Round Tablecloth In Knitted Lace - Designed By Herbert Niebling

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:

Dutch Niebling III  - Isolated Motif

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…

Dutch Niebling III - Center Motif

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Steingarten - Round Tablecloth In Knitted Lace - Designed By Herbert Niebling - Knitted By Ulla 777Knitted by Ulla 777

Photo From Original Publication (Repaired) Photo From Original Publication (Repaired)

Steingarten - Nupps Ulla 777 -2 Close up of Section With Nupps Knitted By Ulla 777

Test Swatch of 1 Set of Nupps Knitted By Doilyhead Test Swatch of 1 Set of Nupps Knitted By Doilyhead

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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