[This will link you to the english translation of this pattern. I worked only to the end of the petals, row 37]
Again using a super buly yarn [I think I used 75 yards], CO using Emily Ocker's circular cast on and size 13 DPNs.
[This is my favorite tutorial for this cast on. Transfer to a circular needle when your stitches no longer fit on your DPNs.]
After working to the end of the petals BO and seam your doily by knitting into the slipped edge stitches along with your live stitches.
[You will have to fudge this a bit. I had an extra four live stitches per section, so I worked two live stiches into one slipped stitch twice per section].
After I weaved in all of my ends I backed my doily with some fabric [less than a yard] to keep the stuffing in. I stuffed my poof with lots [and lots] of stuffing that I had been hoarding from old pillows and comforters.
Next, I worked some scrap yarn through all of the slipped stitches on the bottom, pulled it tight, and closed up the cinched opening.
Finally, I tacked down the tip of each petal and the center of each section background, taking care to place them all on the same row.
This was a hard project to finish. Not due to technique or skill, but as a result of circumstance. I've mentioned previously that this project has been in my mind for some time. I had always imagined that upon it's completion it would promptly be taken over by my dear, dear Dexter and overrun with fluff. With his unexpected departure this weekend, this poof has become a bittersweet reminder of his lazy nature; a reminder that I am happy to have.