The Flacon

ronhuber's picture

Just finished the Flacon doily from the Yarnover site. I did it in an evening including the blocking. I used my mother's old recipe of sugar and water to starch it. When you finish the piece and pin it out and stand back and have a look at it, you really do forget what a bitch it is to start.

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Tallguy's picture

Yes, they are a bear to

Yes, they are a bear to start, but worth it in the end. I have done this style of design for my many, many dishcloths I've knit, so am familiar with the starting!

I use Emily Ocker's cast-on, and it's really slick. There are links all over on the net... I haven't searched for any. She is well-known, it's probably in many books too.

crmartin's picture

Gorgeous! I can't believe to

Gorgeous! I can't believe to made it it one evening. I would be afraid the sugar/water starch would attract insects.

Randy

AndrewNiehus's picture

So my question is what kind

So my question is what kind of yarn you used. I am doing the same pattern in alpaca...and it just seems too soft to do anything with.

MMario's picture

The alpaca will block out

The alpaca will block out more then the cotton though.

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ronhuber's picture

I used a cotton yarn # 6

I used a cotton yarn # 6 which I bought in Mexico and 3mm needles.

VTandPTguy's picture

My mother put sugar and

My mother put sugar and water in my hair to hold it in place as I went off to school. When it hardened, my hair would "crack"! :-)

Beautiful job.

Kerry's picture

That's beautiful Ron.

That's beautiful Ron.

Mnjack's picture

It is beautiful, I can't

It is beautiful, I can't imagine doing it in one evening. Great job and I had forgotten about the sugar and water starching. My mother used to do that, but I don't remember how she did it. Any way, a very nice job.

QueerJoe's picture

Criminy Ron...it takes me

Criminy Ron...it takes me that long just to do the crochet bind-off and edging that you did.

Very nice (enviable) work.

ronhuber's picture

I am a terrible crocheter.

I am a terrible crocheter. However, this doily is quite small. Less than a foot across.