Thursday, February 17, 2011
Dahlia, measuring 16 inches in diameter, was knit on size 2 circular needles, using Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread (size 10). Dahlia is one of three doilies featured in Fresh Knit Doilies by Larisa Scott, published by Leisure Arts.
One adjustment to the pattern, because I am inept with a crochet hook, was the knit edge. I will use the stitch again since it complements the design more than the crochet one and I doubt that I will ever master a crochet hook.
The stitch, called Crown Edging, can be found on page 86 in knit edgings and trims, edited by Kate Haxell. In an earlier post, I showed other edgings from the book.
Blocked and starched, Dahlia is displayed on my front room coffee table.