Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tiny Web


This ornament was originally a center for several doilies. I liked the way it looked and, after playing with the mesh stick sizes, found one that will give me a 2.75 inch piece of circular netting.

































Here are the instructions. Remember to tie a connecting knot (CK) at the end of each round to form the last loop of that round.


Web Center


Round 1
                mesh stick: 1/4 inch flat
Form a grommet with 10 loops, the last one tied by hand with a connecting knot (CK). (10 loops in the round)

Round 2
                mesh stick: 1/4 inch flat
Net 1 knot in each loop. (10 loops in the round)
Round 3
                mesh stick:  1/4 inch flat
Net 4 knots in loop formed by CK, net 5 knots in all other loops.  (50 loops in the round)

Rounds 4-6
                mesh stick: #2 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in each round)

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Tiny Flower


When I first made this tiny doily, I thought it looked like a flower. Of course, several of the later doilies reminded me of a flower also, so then I had to become a bit more creative with their names. For a change, I decided to show it on both white and black.






Here is how it looks in the acrylic frame with a black background.



The French Knot stitch was one that took me some time to adjust to, since it uses two mesh sticks. They are stacked one on top of the other. The smaller loops are made around the top mesh stick and the larger mesh is made over both mesh sticks.

Here are the instructions.

Tie a connecting knot (CK) at the end of each round to form the last loop of that round.

Tier Center

Round 1
                mesh stick: #4 knitting needle
Form a grommet with 24 loops, the last one tied by hand with a connecting knot (CK). (24 loops in the round)

Round 2
                mesh stick: #4 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in each round)

French Knots Decorative Stitch

Round 3
                mesh sticks:  top: #0 knitting needle, bottom: #1 knitting needle
Over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in the loop formed by the CK. *Over both mesh sticks, net 1 knot in the next loop, over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in that same loop*; repeat from * to *. (72 loops in the round)

Plain Stitch

Round 4
                mesh stick: #4 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in each round)

French Knots Decorative Stitch

Round 5
                mesh sticks:  top: #0 knitting needle, bottom: #1 knitting needle
Over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in the loop formed by the CK. * Over both mesh sticks, net 1 knot in the next loop, over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in that same loop*; repeat from * to *. (72 loops in the round)

Plain Stitch

Round 6
                mesh stick: #2 knitting needle

Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in each round) 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Tiny Sparkles


This tiny doily is only 2.25 inches. It easily fits inside the acrylic frame. I named it Sparkles because the small French Knots seemed to shimmer and sparkle.


































Here are the instructions. Don't forget to tie a connecting knot (CK) at the end of each round to form the last loop of that round.


Lily Center

Round 1
mesh stick: #4 knitting needle
Form a grommet with 24 loops, the last one tied by hand with a connecting knot (CK). (24 loops in the round)

Rounds 2-3
mesh stick: #4 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in each round)

Tops Decrease Stitch

Round 4
mesh stick:  #4 knitting needle
Without mesh stick, net together the loop formed by the CK and the loop to the right of the CK.  Now with the mesh stick, * net 2 loops together*; repeat from * to *. (12 loops in the round)

French Knots Decorative Stitch

Round 5
mesh sticks:  top: #0 knitting needle, bottom: #1 knitting needle
Over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in the loop formed by the CK. *Over both mesh sticks, net 1 knot in the next loop, over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in that same loop*; repeat from * to *. (36 loops in the round)

Plain Stitch

Round 6
mesh stick: #7 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (48 loops in each round)

French Knots Decorative Stitch

Round 7
mesh sticks:  top: #0 knitting needle, bottom: #1 knitting needle
Over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in the loop formed by the CK. * Over both mesh sticks, net 1 knot in the next loop, over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in that same loop*; repeat from * to *. (36 loops in the round)