The Flacon

Just finished the Flacon doily from the Yarnover site. I did it in an evening including the blocking. I used my mother's old recipe of sugar and water to starch it. When you finish the piece and pin it out and stand back and have a look at it, you really do forget what a bitch it is to start.

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QueerJoe's picture

Criminy takes me that long just to do the crochet bind-off and edging that you did.

Very nice (enviable) work.

ronhuber's picture

I am a terrible crocheter. However, this doily is quite small. Less than a foot across.

Mnjack's picture

It is beautiful, I can't imagine doing it in one evening. Great job and I had forgotten about the sugar and water starching. My mother used to do that, but I don't remember how she did it. Any way, a very nice job.

Kerry's picture

That's beautiful Ron.

VTandPTguy's picture

My mother put sugar and water in my hair to hold it in place as I went off to school. When it hardened, my hair would "crack"! :-)

Beautiful job.

NonStopAndrew's picture

So my question is what kind of yarn you used. I am doing the same pattern in alpaca...and it just seems too soft to do anything with.

ronhuber's picture

I used a cotton yarn # 6 which I bought in Mexico and 3mm needles.

MMario's picture

The alpaca will block out more then the cotton though.

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crmartin's picture

Gorgeous! I can't believe to made it it one evening. I would be afraid the sugar/water starch would attract insects.



Tallguy's picture

Yes, they are a bear to start, but worth it in the end. I have done this style of design for my many, many dishcloths I've knit, so am familiar with the starting!

I use Emily Ocker's cast-on, and it's really slick. There are links all over on the net... I haven't searched for any. She is well-known, it's probably in many books too.