I started this table cloth/doily back in November. And then I put it down to get some Christmas knitting done. This past week I finally picked it up again.
This is a Niebling pattern called Frühling (Spring), which is fitting to work on this time of year. The yarn is 50/50 cotton/silk that I bought from ColourMart. Once I get through the big leaf motif that is partially knit, the pattern shifts into flowers and leaves. What you see above is through round 117. If I knit the entire thing, it will be 369 rounds! It is meant to be made on even smaller needles (I’m using US0/2mm) and fits a large round table.
I think I’m going to stop after round 245, which is also organized in the chart as a good stopping point, at the top of the first group of flowers. That will be plenty big enough.
By my reckoning, if I can manage to knit 2 rounds per day, on average, I can finish it by the end of July. As it grows each round takes longer and longer! Even now it takes me 40 minutes to knit a pattern round.
It’s really not as complicated as it looks. It’s just knitting after all. Just follow the chart. Once you get the hang of the mesh pattern with its double yarn overs, the rest is a piece of cake. Pay attention to it, and you can even predict the next stitches and how it all flows together. I’m enjoying knitting it quite a lot!