Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Back to Doilywood

I saw this doily while cruising through an old knitting and crochet book that belongs to my mother. I did not think I had seen this before, but it turns out that I already had it.

This doily appears in two places that I know about: Hand Crochet by Royal Society #3, Lace and Doilies and Danish Lace Treasures by Gloria Penning. The latter has errors in rounds 43, 62, 63 and 65, at least compared to the former. I also understand that it appears in Kunststrick/Knitted Lace by Sonja Esbensen and Anna Rasmussen, but I do not have that book.

This doily has a bit of everything: some fagoting, some large holes, a section with patterning on every round and an unusual bind-off. Perhaps not the most attractive doily ever designed but certainly interesting to knit.

I knit it with Flora thread, size 50, on US0 (2.0mm) needles. Finished size is about 10.75 inches diameter.


Bridget said...


m&n said...

From the non-knitter this doily looks like it is in perpetual motion.
It is lovely. How do you do it?

stringplay said...

I think that is a very attractive doily. Thanks for listing all the places/publications that you know of that includes it. Very helpful.
(LOVE that needlebook below as well!)