Erich Engeln – Model 36

Neck Point - grey into infinity!

Neck Point – grey into infinity!

Whimsy blocking

Whimsy blocking

I had a busy day yesterday – researching the Summer Whimsey pattern.

Judy Gibson commented on my Facebook page that, due to the German title, Model – 36, and the hand-written symbols – she was positive that the Summer Whimsey pattern was designed by Erich Engeln originally.

This started me on a search to find out more!

Beautiful drape after blocking

Beautiful drape after blocking

There is a Ravelry page for some of his patterns.  There are German editions still available as reprints through Lacis as well.

Just as we were finishing our walk - how beautiful - the first glimpses of Spring!

Just as we were finishing our walk – how beautiful – the first glimpses of Spring!

I even found a blog posting , the Cromulent Knitter, from 2006 about his patterns and most importantly a legend.  The legend is a little late for me but useful for anyone else who wants to try out this pattern on their own!

I will be using this pattern for the Summer Painting Workshop this year.  I will redo and modernize the chart for it!  Painting this afternoon!

Oh and I also walked at Neck Point and was thoroughly soaked for my efforts – not many pictures either!

Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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6 Responses to Erich Engeln – Model 36

  1. liltylady says:

    Love it and can’t wait to see your painting.

  2. Lynne Bresselaar says:

    This is lovely Lynnette. Will you be offering the pattern for sale?

    • Hi Lynne,

      Thank-you! It will be for sale after the first workshop – most likely in July. But the links are all there if you want to tackle it in the original!
      I enlarged the chart by 150% and started knitting!


  3. Ria Gibson says:

    Oh my goodness – I can see why you took the day to “research”. What beautiful patterns!
    Summer Whimsey is gorgeous.The yarn looks so soft.

    • Hi Ria,

      Aren’t they gorgeous patterns! I am just about to start the painting.

      The yarn I used is the Jamieson’s Ultra – a Shetland/Merino blend. Soft and woolly – and better when blocked!


  4. lynda wuetherick says:

    I absolutely love this design Lynette and I especially like it plain.

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