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


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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!


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!


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

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