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Very Large Doily - Qualified Perceptions
Very Large Doily
Lo, I have finished the lace Lyra tablecloth for twe!

Like all lace, it's interesting and a little suggestive of laciness while being knit, but really looks like nothing so much as a complicated floppy bag. Once blocked out, though, it's magical.

The most interesting thing about the pattern (to me) is how it gets made square. There's the eight flowers surrounded by mesh, which is all 8-fold symmetric, and then there's the bits outside that. Those are made up of triangular-ish sections (small mesh bordered by leaves), and the corners have two repeats of those triangles while the middle sections just have one repeat. It's obvious once you look, and it makes it clear how much the difference between a curve and a straight line in knitting is due to what's next to the stitches in question.


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merastra From: merastra Date: November 13th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Woah! *Very* nice and very impressive! That's a lovely lace pattern and you made it so neat and even!
fredrickegerman From: fredrickegerman Date: November 13th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Given how shapeless the various lacy things you've knitted have been while you're making them, it's always extra-impressive to see them after you've blocked them! Very cool.
From: desireearmfeldt Date: November 13th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC) (Link)
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: November 13th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)
So pretty!!!
remcat From: remcat Date: November 13th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Well done! I love the pattern too :).
From: eowyns Date: November 13th, 2009 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)
That is really beautiful!
twe From: twe Date: November 13th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
cfox From: cfox Date: November 13th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't look at that sort of lace without getting distracted into trying to figure out how to write a software knitting simulator.
(Excellent work!)
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