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Re: want to find instructions for doily
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: January 05, 2009 12:35PM

This is also sometimes called "medallion" knitting. Many of the most intricate shawls are worked this way.

You can search "center start" for various techniques for casting on and holding the needles. There are sites devoted exclusively to lace knitting, some exclusively to lace shawls.
There is a Yahoo group which may interest you: "MMarioKKnits" is devoted to beautiful lace. There are tutorials in that database that explore different cast-on techniques.

If you can follow basic instructions medallion knitting is no more difficult than any other lace knitting. The most difficult (maddening, sometimes) part is the very beginning. The first couple of rounds can make you want to throw the whole business in the trash, but after even two rounds it's routine. Lots of people (myself included) have struggled with those first two rounds for ages, so read all of the tips you can and don't give up. The results are worth it. I'm still experimenting after decades of doing this stuff.



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