Sunday, April 25, 2010


My head almost exploded when I found these patterns for unique "d'oyleys" in the antique knitting pattern library. I was almost doilied out thanks to crocus doily, but since I found all this neat antique stuff, I definitely have renewed interest. Check this out:

Pattern by Isabella Beeton, published 1877, found here.

It's an asymmetric doily! So cool! It seems no one else is interested in this stuff. One person on ravelry is attempting this now, and I think I might become the second. The reason may be because you have to learn the old terminology, but there's a section at the front of the book with pictures and descriptions. From what I've seen, I think I could figure it out.

Was I born in the wrong era?

Back to work.

1 comment:

MommyCha said...

That looks gorgeous and very similar to ones my great grandmother made!
I think it is awesome that you are so interested in this and quite possibly you are keeping a dying art alive. You should be proud of yourself!
Maybe you can parlay this into a successful business venture as well, making antique patterned doilies.