In time for Valentine's Day here is a little heart.
6 yards of red thread. I used Flora #20 bought in Germany
2 Shuttles, wind 2 yards on Sh1 and 4 yards on Sh2
ABBREVIATIONS and GENERAL DIRECTIONS:
This pattern incorporates many techniques:
- SCMR = Self Closing Mock Ring, as promoted by the Shuttle brothers. To see how to do it refer to Jane Eborall's pattern on the Ring of Tatters web pages.
- The use of two shuttles = Sh1 and Sh2
- The picot = -, they are not decorative in this pattern so should just be made big enough to join to.
- The normal join = +
- The Lock Join = LJ
- The Josephine knot = JK, made up of 12 half stitches
Note: On the diagram here, the numbers on one side are to be reflected on the other side.
Start the SCMR with Sh1 and make Rings A to I off it with Sh2.
After closing the SCMR, make a chain all round the heart using Sh1 as the core thread. LJ to the picots on the rings as you go. With Sh2 make a JK by the LJ as well as half way along some of the chains - see diagram.
Fasten off to the middle of the second of 8 chain and sew in ends.
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