Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Finished Quadrille Knitted Lace Doily




Project Details:
  • Purchased the Quadrille Knitted Lace Doily for this project.
  • Knit using Magic Loop: US Size 5, 40 inch circulars (KnitPicks Options).  I don't do DPNs.  If you've never knit using Magic Loop where the end stitch of each half round is a YO - check out this video.  It was helpful in making sure my YOs stayed put! 
  • Knit with KnitPicks' Palette in Cream.
  • My project ended up being 7" on all sides after blocking.  The designer's project was 8" on all sides.  I went up 2 needle sizes to get the size I did.  But the designer did say she is a very loose knitter and I am a very tight knitter.  At any rate, the doily is meant to be a small doily and it works perfectly under my tea cup and saucer which is what I wanted it for.
  • The project used about 50 yds. of fingering wt. yarn.  So I could see how this would be TERRIFIC for left over sock or fingering weight yarn.  A great way to use up yarn that you don't have enough of for other projects.
  • The project knit up SO fast and is perfect for lace beginners.  This would be a terrific last minute gift.  Knit up a Quadrille doily and package it with a vintage tea cup and saucer and some tea for Mother's Day or any gift giving occasion. 
  • I blocked mine a little differently than the designer blocker hers.  But since I did not allow for extra sc(s) in the corners, this shape worked well!  So even mistakes can be worked out to produce a beautiful product.



  1. It is gorgeous and I must knit this doily. The name "quadrille" fascinates me because with my French heritage, "Quadrille" was a very fun dance.

  2. I think you did a beautiful job! Glad you enjoyed knitting Quadrille. Joansie is right - it is named after the dance.


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