Monday, December 09, 2013

Nine: Frauberger Snowflake

Today's snowflake is from a book published in 1921 by Tina Frauberger and now available online here (pg 54). Unfortunately the book is in German. I tried to decipher which sets of numerals in the text were stitch counts for which parts of the pattern, but I ended up fudging the stitch counts through most of the flake. It turned out pretty much like the picture in the end, which was the important thing. This is very reminiscent of my favorite cross pattern, the Small Cross by Mary Konior. I wonder if Mary Konior was inspired by this design or if she just came up with the same shape independently. At any rate I think it makes a lovely cross as well as a lovely snowflake.

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