Doily with spiral star design on solid background


From Beyers Handarbeitsbücher Band 46, "Kunststricken", Verlag Otto Beyer, Leipzig, Germany, 1921.


K = knit
K2TOG = knit 2 together
SKP = slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over
SK2P = slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
YO = yarn over
*_* = repeat from * to * to end of round
[]x = knit text in brackets as many times indicated by the number after the "x"

Cast on 8 stitches and distribute evenly on double-pointed needles.

Row 1: *YO, K1*

Row 2: K

Row 3: *YO, K1*

Row 4: K

Row 5: K

Row 6: K

Row 7: *[YO, K1]x2, YO, K2TOG*

Row 8: *K4, K2TOG*

Row 9: *[YO, K1]x3, K2TOG*

Row 10: *K5, K2TOG*

Row 11: *[YO, K1]x2, YO, K2, K2TOG*

Row 12: *K6, K2TOG*

Row 13: *[YO, K1]x2, YO, K3, K2TOG*

Row 14: *K7, K2TOG*

Row 15: *[YO, K1]x2, YO, K4, K2TOG*

Row 16: *K8, K2TOG*

Row 17: *[YO, K1]x2, YO, K5, K2TOG*

Row 18: *K9, K2TOG*

Row 19: *[YO, K1]x2, YO, K6, K2TOG*

Row 20: *K10, K2TOG*

Row 21: *[YO, K1]x2, YO, K7, K2TOG*

Row 22: *K11, K2TOG*

Row 23: *[YO, K1]x2, YO, K8, K2TOG*

Row 24: *K12, K2TOG*

Row 25: *[YO, K1]x2, YO, K9, K2TOG*

Row 26: *K13, K2TOG*

Row 27: *[YO, K1]x2, YO, K10, K2TOG*

Row 28: *K14, K2TOG*

Row 29: *YO, SKP, K11, K2TOG*

Row 30: *YO, K1, YO, K13*

Row 31: *YO, K3, YO, SKP, K9, K2TOG*

Row 32: *YO, K5, YO, K11*

Row 33: *YO, K7, YO, SKP, K7, K2TOG*

Row 34: *YO, K9, YO, K9*

Row 35: *YO, K5, YO, SKP, K4, YO, SKP, K5, K2TOG*

Row 36: *YO, K13, YO, K7*

Row 37: *YO, K5, YO, SKP, K1, YO, SKP, K5, YO, SKP, K3, K2TOG*

Row 38: *YO, K17, YO, K5*

Row 39: *YO, K9, YO SKP, K8, YO, SKP, K1, K2TOG*

Row 40: *YO, K21, YO, K3*

Row 41: *YO, K23, YO, SK2P*

Row 42: K

Cast off all stitches.

The Crocheted Edge:

Original instructions for the crocheted edge are not very clear, but the following is my suggestion after looking at the pictures.

Where crochet terminology differ, UK/US.

1st row: Inserting your hook in a cast-off stitch right over a point in the star * 1 treble/double crochet, 2 chain, 1 treble/ double crochet in same stitch, [skip next stitch, 2 chain, 1 treble/ double crochet in next stich]x13, skip next stitch, 2 ch.
Repeat from * all around, ending with a slip stitch in the 1st stitch in round.

2nd row: * [ (1 treble/double crochet, 1 single/double crochet in top of stitch just worked)x3, 1 treble/double crochet] - all in the same space . Skip 1 space. 1 single/double crochet in next space, 2 ch, go to next space.*
Repeat from * to * all around.

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