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'")
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