Poor Man’s Doily

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I had a lot of projects from the November 1962 issue going, but also had a crazy month and didn’t finish many. One of the things I haven’t finished yet is The Poor Man’s Doily. I have no idea why it’s called that, but it looked so unique I really wanted to make it.


 It does have a unique construction, at least unique to me who hasn’t done tons of doilies. Here’s what I have so far:


It’s not done, or blocked yet, I already really like it. In the next day or two I’ll be introducing the December issue I’ll be using, but you’ll see this again. I’ll share it when it’s done. 

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  1. I’ve not seen this pattern, but another one called “Poor Man’s Lace” also contained openwork, so perhaps “poor” because it uses less material. Regardless, Dear, it’s lovely. Are you making it for a side table? -Ann

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      I considered that, being “poor” because it doesn’t use much. I think the pattern only calls for one ball. I haven’t really decided what I’ll do with the finished item. I tend to be more about the making than the actual using to be honest. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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