Friday, January 29, 2010

Distraction




















I finished this in two weeks -- because I needed to FINISH something! (I don't get no sa-tis-fac-tion.) It's from a leaflet called Intermezzo by Coats. Looks a bit Niebling-ish; I'm not sure of its origin. The pattern is in German, translated for me by someone on the Laceknitters Yahoo list.

Unusual doily shapes intrigue me. Inspired, I completed it just in time for Superbowl. It's a little longer than an NFL football. Or maybe it's a lime -- Margarita time?

The yarn is Zephyr. Size US0 needle. The finished size is about 18" from point to point.

11 comments:

Chery said...

I love it!

Linda said...

Well done! I knitted that one last year, it was fun. I'm going to try the hexagonal one sometime soon.

ericah64 said...

Beautiful!!!

Laritza said...

Those are beautiful! I have knit the Niebling oval shapes I suspect this is similar. I need to get back to lace knitting and have some fun of my own :)

OceanKnitter said...

I've heard that this may be a Niebling, but I don't believe it's been attributed officially.

I liked this one so much in Zephyr, I may start using it for more doilies. In past I've used mainly cotton or silk.

Sandy

OceanKnitter said...

The pattern is from an Intermezzo leaflet, Zwei Deckchen, kunstgestrickt, Art No. 060 01 0007.

beadntat said...

I don't believe I've seen a doily with this shape before. I really like it! You did a lovely job. Thanks for the eye candy!

KnitNana said...

Oh that's so pretty....you did an amazing job, but then you always do!
Very nicely done!
(((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

Hi love the shape, it is very unusual. It is beautiful.

OceanKnitter said...

I've now read that this design is attributed to Herbert Niebling in Burda Special 418, an out-of-print magazine.

Sandy

Alwen said...

That's beautiful. Thanks for the eyecandy.