A knitted doily can make a striking accent for a contemporary room, gracefully blending a touch of yesterday with the look of today. Decades ago, knitted doilies were just as popular as crocheted ones, and this collection ensures that knitters won't feel deprived of lace-making projects. These seven designs by Rita Weiss show how lacy and elegant knitted doilies can be, to use as a work of art on a table or dramatically framed on a wall. All made using bedspread weight cotton thread, the designs include A Circle of Diamonds (adapted from an 1884 pattern), Springtime Leaves, Lacy Petals, Doily Garden, Elegant Whirly-Gig, Shining Starlight, and Victorian Splendor. Four doilies can be made with or without their sewn-on borders.
|Publisher:||Leisure Arts, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Rita Weiss is an author, designer and teacher whose name has become a household world in the fields of knitting, crochet, quilting and cross stitch. As founder and head of the Dover needlework division for many years, Rita became known as an expert in thread crochet and quilting. As Executive Vice President of the American School of Needlework she produced publications including knitting, crocheting, quilting as well as many other needle arts. She served for three years as President of the Crochet Guild of America as well as President of the International Quilting Association. She now serves on the executive board of the Craft Yarn Council. The author of more than 50 books in the needle arts, she has taught and lectured both in the United States and in Europe and is often called upon to judge competitions.