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This is a doily I knit for a friend of mine who lives in England. I knit it for a Christmas present for her because I noticed she had lots of little knick knacks on side tables in her home and I thought a little doily would look nice with some of her things. The pattern looks intimidating, but is actually very easy. I used magic loop throughout only because I didn't want to start out with just a couple of stitches on each dpn. The name of the pattern is Elfreida and it's from the book Old World Treasures by Gloria Penning. I used a cotton yarn that came with an old knitting basket I got from Ebay, so I don't even know the name of it.

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This is beautiful work - I like to do them on yarn and make shawls and table-cloths. Usually a 4ply on a 5 or 6US

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Gracie
Thanks, Gracie.
Yes, I like to use yarn rather than the #30 cotton, #0 needle that the pattern called for. I think I used a size 4 US circular if I remember correctly. It came out to about 14" in diameter, which was just the size I was going for. First attempt at lace and was surprised how much fun it was. Since each row is different, it never got boring.
This doily is beautiful! I hope I can do something like that someday.
Carol
Hi, Carol
If you can do the knit stitch, you could do this. That's the only stitch used in this pattern. There are yo's (yarn over), SKPs (slip 1 stitch, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over), and K2tog (knit 2 together). All knit stitches. Looks impressive, but it's actually very easy. Just knit this the same way you'd eat an elephant....one bite at a time :D
((((((((( OOH, that's a beautiful doily - I love the center pattern!! I can't imagine how long this took you!!

As I don't knit doilies - just crochet them - I've purchased them off _____ and own several!!

Keep up the FAB and generous work!!
Donna Rae ))))))))))))
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Ruth on the GA coast said:
This is a doily I knit for a friend of mine who lives in England. I knit it for a Christmas present for her because I noticed she had lots of little knick knacks on side tables in her home and I thought a little doily would look nice with some of her things. The pattern looks intimidating, but is actually very easy. I used magic loop throughout only because I didn't want to start out with just a couple of stitches on each dpn. The name of the pattern is Elfreida and it's from the book Old World Treasures by Gloria Penning. I used a cotton yarn that came with an old knitting basket I got from Ebay, so I don't even know the name of it.
Very nice. I have crocheted tons of doilies but have never knitted any. I have saved some patterns; maybe I should give it a try.
this is just lovely....thank you for sharing....
Hi everybody!! I'm new to the site...so this is my first response. I really love this doily. I have crocheted a few, but I have never knit one...looks like something I want to try!
I don't even hope to ever make this in my lifetime, but I will tell you. I am so impressed and it is so very beautiful.
I'm very impressed.
My grandmother used to make these many years ago. She passed when I was six. I thought this was called Tatting. I had no idea you could knit doily's in such find threads.
This must be very difficult, however; I would love to have the pattern.
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This is just a gorgeous piece of work. I wish my grandmother had lived a little longer, as I enjoy knitting, cross stitching, and just learned how to double crochet. Before I leave this world I want to learn as much as possible, however; I live is a very remote area and very few expert knitters and crocheters live in ourarea. It's a shame because it seems I find fewer younger folks interested in the arts. They seem to be too busy on the computer or dating... They are missing so much fun.
The doiley is beautiful, lucky friend.
Really nice, will have to try to do one soon.
I love your doily!! I have alway's wanted to learn crochet, because I love Beautiful doily's, Was excited to see that I can maybe Knit one!! Thanks for sharing :)
Wow! Fabulous doily. I've crocheted tons of doilies, but I've never knit one. I bet your friend was surprised.
Wow! That is simply beautiful. Could you possible give us the pattern? It looks as though a lot of us knitters would like to try it.
Wow! That is simply beautiful. Could you possible give us the pattern? It looks as though a lot of us knitters would like to try it.
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