Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Some Tatting and a Question..

So I found some of my all-time favorite beads that I stole from an old pair of earrings and my silver Lizbeth thread, and this is the result:


The pattern is the "Quadrille" from Yarnplayer's store as well as her new book. They have findings on them now, and I have worn them since this picture was taken. I have found that my tatting looses its shape during the day, and will have to starch these before I wear them again..

I also finished the small motif from last post, but haven't gotten it blocked and photographed. ^^ I'm falling a bit behind!

I'm also working on a hanky at the moment, and this one will have six different rounds. This is what I've already got:


My question is, for the corner on the first round, the pattern (at least in my book) says this:

"Repeat rs and chs until corner is reached, when there is but one r, and the chs next to it join by 1st p."
The copy that's on Georgia's website (located here, and called "The Priscilla Tatting Book #2", page 9), says this:

"Repeat rs and chs until corner is reached, when there is but one (3 r joined together)."
Can anyone help me figure this one out? This is the picture of the pattern (and sorry it's so dark -- I couldn't get a decent photo and this was the clearest I got):


To me, it looks like the corner should have two rings instead of just one, but the picture is really hard to see. Anyone ever completed this pattern? I know it's a "traditional" one (and one that I've already done but with different stitch counts), and it's written in long hand, which has always confused me..

Happy Tatting, all!

2 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your earrings are very pretty! Have you tried Best Press? It gives body to the thread. I like it very much, but I'm not sure if it really helps the earrings keep their shape, as I can't wear earrings.

I have not tatted that pattern. If I don't understand what the pattern is saying, I just do my own thing on the corner. I'm usually pretty happy with the result.

Katherinne McKay said...

Thanks, Diane! I haven't tried Best Press.. I'll have to check it out next time I go to the craft show.

I haven't worked on the edging much since I posted, and hopefully I'll figure it out! ^^