Anna Marie Jensen's Janet Doily Pattern
Anna Marie Jensen was born in Denmark in 1892 and learned to knit when she was a child. She moved to the United States in 1924 and had a lifetime association with what is now the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush, Colorado. She worked as a registered nurse and as a private-duty nurse at the center's mountain camp. In her spare time, she designed and knitted lace doilies, whose patterns she named for fellow nurses and others at Eben Ezer.
Ava T. Coleman has adapted Anna Marie's instructions for Janet, which originally was printed and distributed by F. W. Woolworth in 1951. To illustrate how different materials show off a project, she worked this pattern in both a handspun silk and a lovely linen thread. Either transforms a vintage cotton doily pattern into luxurious lace.
Finished Size: About 26½ inches (67 cm) in diameter, blocked.
Pattern Requirements: Louet 14/2 Euroflax Linen, 100% linen thread, laceweight, 580 yards (530.4 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) cone, 1 cone of #01 Champagne; www.louet.com
Needles: set of 5 double pointed and circular, size 2 (2.75 mm) Crochet hook, steel, size 8 (1.25 mm)
Gauge: Gauge is not critical for this project
Originally Published: Knitting Traditions Fall 2013