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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Mystery Doily - Round 2

Done!

As I had feared, there was slight bowling on finishing Round 2, but not that serious that sufficient pressing and blocking will not fix.  I have to think carefully of how not to aggravate the bowling when I start Round 3.

These two rounds used up two shuttle-full of thread; I was using two shuttles.  Since I need to load up more thread, I thought about putting in some colours and use Lizbeth multicoloured.

Or, should I keep the classic look and stick to white?

20 comments:

  1. It's looking really nice! I'm making slow progress with my twisty thread, but almost you persuade me to proceed beyond Round 1...

    I wonder if the bowling is because of the chains being 4-4-4-4-4 rather than the 4-2-4-2-4. Maybe reducing the stitch count will bring the outside curves just a bit closer in to the centre?

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    1. Grace, I don't think the bowling is because of the stitch count in the chain. My rings are usually tightly closed which make them smaller. In fact, reducing the ds from 4 to 2 at certain part of the chain will make it bowl further, I think.

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  2. Very beautiful.
    I greet Małgosia

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  3. A different colour would make it a more modern piece - might be fun! But just looking at the first two rounds, I actually think it makes a rather nice doily just as it is!

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  4. It's such a complex pattern that I think white would be best. Multicolour thread might distract from the pattern. You're doing a great job, well done!

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  5. I love a white doily, but I'm always pleasantly surprised by a splash of color! I'm sure that no matter what you choose to do, it will be beautiful!

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  6. the bowling is interesting, I am surprised at patterns that do that, I guess we all tat differently, and use slightly different sized picots.
    Your doily looks very good Jon, a color change might highlight the pretty design better then the all white.

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  7. This is beautiful Jon. I personaly always add color. Would be pretty either way.

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  8. You might do a round in a different solid color if you want to change the look, but I wouldn't use a variegated thread with that pattern. It's a very intricate, complex-looking design, and I think a variegated thread would detract from it. Just my two cents.

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  9. That is one beautiful mat, I like it in white, and you have done a wonderful job on the pattern. Are you going to write up the pattern?
    Well done
    Margaret

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  10. I think it looks beautiful in white, but then I'm a purist. Your work is stunning!

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  11. This is turning out so beautifully! Though I usually love to add colour,, this is perfect in white, in my opinion. I would stick to one colour in this case.

    I am very intrigued by the pattern and have downloaded it already so I am following your progress carefully!
    Fox : )

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  12. I like classic white this looks great!

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  13. I think that adding row of color adds visual interest to a white or ecru doily. I can't wait to see what you do.

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  14. My feeling is that you should stay with white...although I can understand the temptation to turn to colour. I am interested in seeing the way it grows. Colour would show the different rows, but the dramatic effect comes from the fact you can't see how it is done!

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  15. Thank you for all your feedback. I have decided to stay with the white thread for this doily.

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  16. Your doily is very beautiful!! :)

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