Wednesday, 29 October 2008

The Knot Garden

The Knot Garden - a garden of formal design, with detailed patterns of flowerbeds

That is the name that I have chosen for this doily. The idea for it came from Tattingchic when she commented that the colour combo that I picked for the motif looks "garden-like". It reminded me of the garden of the Versailles Palace in Paris that I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit a very long time ago.

As for the doily itself, I have completed four squares and it now measures 7.5in square or 19.5cm. I used up two skeins of Marilee's HDT size 50, one each of Fern and Golden Glow. There is enough thread to make one more square.

I had thought about adding another two squares, making it a 2 x 3 rectangle but decided not to. If I do that I may not have enough thread to complete this doily. I plan to add an edging to round up the squares. Still working on the design and the stitch count so that it can fit nicely round the squares.

More to come in Doily Part 3


  1. This is so lovely! I have never worked with HDT but I can see the time has come to try some. Your results are breathtaking. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

  2. Very pretty design, Jon. Glad to be of inspiration, LOL! Thanks for sharing that it made my day. :)

  3. Lovely. I am looking forward to see what kind of edging you'll design for it because I agree it will probably need that.

  4. WOW! That's stunning. The color combination is breathtaking. I can't stop looking at it! You have outdone yourself once again, Jon. :)

  5. What a beautiful piece! I love the way the colors blend!

  6. I finally got into your blog! Yea! The knot garden doily is gorgeous. You have done a terrific job. Look forward to seeing it in a book one day.


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