I've gotten a few requests from guys regarding the Niebling "Frosted Ferns" chart and pattern. So I decided to just post 'em here for all to see.
The written out line-by-line instructions for FF can be found at http://www.angelfire.com/folk/celtwich/KnitFrostedFern.html
The chart is at http://www.streamphoto.ru/users/anastasia60/239857/
This link should take you directly to the chart. If not, it's easy to find FF on the list at the left. If you click an image, you will get a SMALL picture of the chart. If you look, you'll see a small magnifying glass in the lower left. Click that and a large version will appear.
The two are identical thru row 43, which is a far as I compared them...with one exception. The written instructions start with two extra plain knit rows, so from that point on, the row numbers are off by two.
There is a bit of controversy about the second site, the Russian one, around copyright. FF is the only Niebling I know of that is public domain. The rest are not. The problem is that the holder of the right refuses to print them for any reason, basically denying them to people. So unless you find an old Burda magazine or something, there's no chance. Some people say 'well that's the law' while some say the intent of copyright law was to ensure people retain the right to make money from something, NOT to deny it to people. Anyway, just know that the other Niebling's on the Russian site (like Lyra) are technically on there illegally, at least according to our copyright laws. What laws Russia has seem to be unclear.
In any case, many of the lace patterns are simply beautiful to look at. So enjoy!!