Modular Lace using Short Rows.
What this means, essentially, is that you treat the circle like a pie and you treat the spokes like individual, but attached, pie pieces:
Knit from Lion's lovely organic cotton string. I think I used almond here. The doily didn't turn out as I'd wanted - meaning, there were a couple too many rows, so it looked like a princess with a cleft palate or something. Ended up giving it away to someone who seemed pretty happy with it, though more for the time spent on knitting it than anything else, I think.
Couple things came to mind while I was knitting this one. First, that favorite verse from the Tao Te Ching that I'm always quoting. Second, Sunshine:
How much are the guitar's arpeggios and arabesques like the above's knits/purls/yarn overs/k2togs?