Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Bonn doily

This is the first doily I've made from the batch of magazines and patterns that my Aunt Louise sent from Germany. I wanted to "cut my teeth" on a small doily, and I'm quite pleased with it. Start to finish it took about two weeks, although it sat for a few days before I got my act together enough to block it.

Here it is blocking with a million pins:

And here it is, finished! It's relaxing just a bit and the centers of the sides are pulling in just slightly, which is neat.

It's 20" from point to point, and I used size 10 cotton crochet thread with a 2.5mm Addi Turbo circular needle.

I can see more of these in my future--this was a great, fun, fast project.

8 comments:

Dawn said...

That is a great pattern! I use to do lots of crochet dollies, but never found any knitted ones I liked! That one is great though! Good luck with the World Cup project!

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LisaK said...

Very nice!

melanie said...

That's a beautiful doily, Kat. I plan to knit lots of those when I retire.

Kat said...

Melanie, don't wait until you retire! That one took me less than two weeks, and that was only working on it a little each day.

Opal said...

It's a really lovely doily. How did you like working with cotton on addis?

Kat said...

I really liked the cotton/Addi combo. I had heard that cotton wasn't anywhere near as nice as wool to work with, but I didn't have any problems. In fact, I bought more cotton crochet thread to do more doilies....

Karla said...

That's very pretty! I might try doilies one day.

I'm also signed up for The Amazing Lace. I was late in picking my projects, though, so my Hanging Garden Stole pattern is still en route. Would it be possible for you to tell me the needle/yardage requirement and suggested gauge? I'm anxious to get started. Thanks in advance, and happy knitting!

Knitchick.Melly said...

Wonderful! Great job! Well done!
I really love this doily, i think i got the pattern-mag at home too....maybe i'll just play copy-cat and knit it too...
you won't mind, will ya?
love and hugs
Melly