Kunststricken Waldesgrund - Herbert Niebling

RickMartin's picture

I just completed my first Niebling pattern for a table runner! Woo-hoo!

I was asked to knit a table runner for a neighbor lady who has prayed constantly for my health. So it was a delight to be able to give back to her.

I knit it with 10/2 cotton on a size 000 needle. The finished dimensions are 66"x32" (bigger than planned!). It will be used as a table runner. I revised the pattern thinking I would need it bigger than it was designed but apparently even with 000 needles I am extremely loose! The pattern calls for three center diamonds and I enlarged it to five. You knit those diamonds first and then picking up the stitches around the outside of them you knit the rest of the pattern in the round. I was actually much easier than it looks - but still requires attention to each line in the chart.

The name of the pattern is from Praktische Frau Und Mutter Hefte Nr. 476 - Kunststricken Waldesgrund. (Translated is: "Practical Woman and Mother Issues No. 476 - 'Kunststricken Forest Base'")

Here's the link to my Flickr account to see the rest of the photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14830717@N05/sets/72157626752151789/

Comments

QueerJoe's picture

Your work is stunning...Herbert himself would be pleased with what you made.

I love how you elongated it by adapting the pattern...great idea that Niebling used himself on a number of designs.

kylewilliam's picture

that's gorgeous! I tried a lace shawl once and didn't get very far... your finished object is inspiring... makes me want to attempt it again :)

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RickMartin's picture

I'll admit this one was slow...but I find lace to generally be speedier than other knitting simply because the holes take up a lot of space! Give it another go, Kyle.
Rick

Rick

Tom Hart's picture

Astoundingly beautiful! Great job!

Kerry's picture

Rick, that is beautiful.

WOW - it is just stunning.

BuduR's picture

Just gorgeous! I would love to try my hand at a Niebling pattern but they intimidate me.

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RickMartin's picture

Yeah but you're knitting a sweater - and anything that has to have a neck opening the right size for a head and not too big...and two sleeves that are almost the same length...now THAT'S intimidating!
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BuduR's picture

Not so much. You can do some fudging in the blocking :p

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kiwiknitter's picture

Incredible! What a beautiful piece to treasure. I admire your talent.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

RickMartin's picture

Your Christmas past sweater color work is amazing - admiration right back at you!
Rick

Rick

kudos to you!
i've started his "frosted fern" pattern several times now and end up tinking out about three times more than i ever knit without a final product to show for it. that's no small feat.

bkeith's picture

Wow! Really lovely!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

YOWZA! 'nuff said. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

MMario's picture

As usual I stand in awe of your work...

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RickMartin's picture

...while I fall on my face in adoration of yours!
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Rick

Rick, you have become such a good and true friend. While I worry about you, I am glad to see that you continue to turn out such beautiful work. I am so happy that you decided to post the photos after all. You have inspired me to give such work a try.
By the way, thank you for explaining some of the abbreviations. I asked, but was not told what a BF sweater was. I was going nuts looking for one as an example.
Looking forward to your next project. And, LOVE the photo of you and K. You handsome old pain in the behind! :-)

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