Cobweb Doily by Marilyn van Keppel

Cobweb Doily

November 2000
Cobweb ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in 6-stitch repeat from chart A using size 2 (2.75mm) needles (blocked gauge)
US 2 - 2.75 mm
225 yards (206 m)
17" in diameter
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Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements: 17” in diameter

Yarn: Jamieson & Smith Cobweb-weight Shetland (½oz/14g; 225yds/205m; wool) 1 skein White

Needles: Size 2 (2.75mm) double-pointed needles (dpn), preferably wood, or size to obtain gauge


  • 7 markers, 6 of one color and one of a contrasting color (Yarn loops work well here.)
  • Rust-proof T-pins

Blocked Gauge: 6 sts to 1”/2.5cm in 6-st rep from chart A using size 2 (2.75mm) needles


  1. The doily is knit circularly from the center out.
  2. All even rounds are worked even in St st.
  3. We do not recommend knitting this doily pattern at a larger gauge for a full-sized shawl.
  4. See Techniques, p. 162, for circular beginnings.