LEISURE ARTS-Knit Doilies. A knitted doily can make a striking accent for a contemporary room, gracefully blending a touch of yesterday with the look of today. Decades ago, knitted doilies were just as popular as crocheted ones, and this collection by Rita Weiss show how lacy and elegant knitted doilies can be, to use as a work of art on a table or dramatically framed on a wall. All made using bedspread weight cotton thread, the designs include A Circle of Diamonds (adapted from an 1884 pattern), Springtime Leaves, Lacy Petals, Doily Garden, Elegant Whirly-Gig, Shining Starlight, and Victorian Splendor. Four doilies can be made with or without their sewn-on borders.