I was looking for a knit in the round doily and this one is quite easy to do. Knitting with a finer cotton yarn and smaller needles can produce a lovely doily, the finer the yarn and smaller the needle, the less diameter of the doily. Good selection of yarns on this size. Isuela is nice, so is Tahki Cotton Classic lite ... both I knit with size 2 and 3 respectively. Universal Yarn Nazli Gelen Garden is nice when knit with size 2 ... and the smallest I have made. I do not purl any of the rows but knit them. I like the look better. You need to iron them and let set when you are done. Great gifts. Oh ... and I have made the wash cloths, as well, with the suggested yarn weight and needle. You can use this as a basic pattern and add your own designs if you want.