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Knitted Doily Pattern - In my files ! give a look .

Posted by: Mother Hen (IP Logged)
Date: July 13, 2009 08:26AM

I sure would love to attempt this Doily !
Ahhhhhh Beautiful.

It sorta reminds me of the Pineapple Pattern that I just love.
but also looks like Grape leaves

I have had this pattern for over 3 years , but I can't get the nerve up to Knit a doily rather than do my Crochet ones.
I think it might be tooooo big a chalenge for me !

I would have to go to CLASSES for this one !!!! Whew ~~~~~~~~~~


Mother Hen <><
" Creating Is A God Thing "


Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: July 13, 2009 08:57AM

What a lovely pattern.

I suggest taking a stab at it with larger needles and thicker yarns just to be sure you will be comfortable following the instructions. As a general rule for lace, I like to go up a couple of needle sizes from the one generally recommended for the yarn. If you treat starting it as a practice swatch, it might not be so overwhelming. Your practice piece might even become a nice, lacy lap robe.

Also, be prepared to use a lot of stitch markers and to constantly count. Since you have an outwardly expanding stitch pattern counting will be essential. You might want to be prepared to use some life lines here and there but see how you feel after doing a practice swatch.

Posted by: Sally J (IP Logged)
Date: July 13, 2009 08:20PM

I hope it is accurately translated. Read through all of it before you start -no fun to find some sort of surprise once you've invested time, yarn and effort.

Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: July 14, 2009 01:55PM

This is one of those situations in which following the chart is considerably easier than following the written instructions. I don't particularly like the caveat about its differing from the written instructions, but if you attempt it, you'll see how straightforward the chart is and how the placement of increases and decreases line up and "make sense." Charts actually make it easier to read your knitting.

I avoided charts for years and years (really stupid resistance to change in action...). When I finally did my first piece I realized how clear they made the entire process.

Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: July 14, 2009 09:09PM

At a glance, I noticed round 34 starts with some odd characters, but the chart should be clear. So take Sally J's advice and read through the entire pattern first, then take Alex's advice and use the chart. I like KT's idea of a large practice swatch to make a lacy lap robe!

Posted by: Mother Hen (IP Logged)
Date: July 15, 2009 08:45AM

Whew !
You sure have given me some - PUSH> to try this Knit Doily !

I have a Crochet Piano Keys Scarf to make and 2 Doilies with grapes to finish , so it's gonna be some time in the near future when I could try it.

I also ( like Alex ) avoided the diagram patterns , but just in the past year or so started to use a few of them.

Thanks to you all for the PUSH !!

Mother Hen <><
" Creating Is A God Thing "

Posted by: Colleena (IP Logged)
Date: July 31, 2009 06:18PM

This is sooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pattern. I have done a few doilies and I agree that using stitch markers between the repeats makes it much easier to tell if you have followed the pattern.

I think I will try this also!