Finally off the needles!!!!!

chipsir's picture

Here it is off the needles and being blocked. I could have blocked it large but have no surface large enough. Please excuss the pic titles I forgot to change them lol.


Buzzboy's picture

What a beautiful job you have done.

dawnmo67's picture

That is absolutely fantastic. You did a lovely, lovely job.

vsidart's picture

Not being a lace knitter, it defies my mind that you can produce that on the same needles that I'm doing scarves, sweaters, and afghan on. WOW! Nice job!

crmartin's picture

That is just gorgeous! You did an outstanding job on it.



QueerJoe's picture

Beautiful...just beautiful. This is probably a stupid question, but is this one of MMario's designs? I guess it doesn't matter...the real question I have is how is the mesh that fills in the big spiral sections made (if it's easy to describe...if not, I'd be happy to look at the design if it's online to figure it out).

MMario's picture

It's not one of my designs - but it uses the same motif I - errr "borrowed" from a public domian doily.

The mesh of the swirly star shape is just simple eyelets. It increases one eyelet every other pattern round. The "Edge" varies by one stitch

So you do k2, YO, k2
Then k2, YO, k3
then k2, k2tog, YO, k1, yo, k2
k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k3
k2, (k2tog,yo) x2, k1, yo, k2

etc while you are increaing.

ONece you start the background the increases are in those sections and the yo's decrease every other pattern round

look for "swirl leaf doily" on the web.
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chipsir's picture

Thanks, the pattern is from Victorian Lace, MMario did a good job describing how it was done, thanks MMario, you saved me the chore.

MMario's picture

That swirly star/flower/medallion is so great for a center. And it can be sized up or down easily, which makes it very convenient.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

albert's picture

The dark yarn is really striking- beautiful!

ronhuber's picture

Very impressive, Dennis. The colour really is special.

rjcb3's picture


Once again, I'm envious. I really do love to see all of the beautiful lace patterns that are out there.

Magnificent work.

Congratulations on finally casting off. You did well!


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Fantastic lacework. I am getting ideas about future projects just looking at it. OOOOHHHH...The Dark Side of lace is calling.....(Must resist. Too many projects already!) -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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etramblings's picture

Stunning! Great job!!

Kerry's picture

What a beautiful shawl, you've done a fabulous job. Is it from Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby? What yarn and needles?

chipsir's picture

Yes it is Victorian Lace Today, the needles were 4mm, the yarn was a cone yarn, unspecified content. It cost me $2.45 lol

WillyG's picture

Ha! Talk about getting a bang for your buck! Way to go! It's beautiful.

NonStopAndrew's picture

I love it, and one day I will make something like this. Just need to find the time and the proper yarn.

scottly's picture

Beautiful! The dark color makes it so mystical and somewhat gothic. It has a wonderful "Tim Burton" feel to it.

mrossnyc's picture

This actually looks intimidating to me. It's amazing! One day I will venture into the lace world that so many of you boys are familiar with...

OtterTO's picture


You are truly an inspiration! When I become a good knitter, I want to be like you!!!