Designed for Sarah Ballinger of Mimi, Florida, USA, for the
on-line Heart Exchange September 1998!
I now use the picture on my letterheads. <grin> Revisited
for the Hearts Round Robin in 2001 and made for Lornena Finnerty
Original worked in #40 of unknown breed. I've reworked it very
successfully in Olympus #40
This would be rather a long pattern to write out long hand so it's in a
visual format with notes.
Although designed for continuous working, using split rings and for
"one sided" tatting, it can easily be worked by producing the small
central rings, cut & tie - then the three triangular motifs,
joining them as indicated by the visual. Then finishing with the
round of ring & chains - as per diagram.
Wind 2 "full" shuttles using the continuous thread method. Use a
good quality corded thread, or otherwise you could have problems
closing the large rings.
All joining picots are small and indicated by double lines
All decorative picots 3/8" (or as desired) indicated by a single line
Start with the Central three small rings: 4 - 4, making the 3rd a split
ring: 4 / / 4
Continue to follow the diagram and order of working as indicated
Triangular Motif - watch visual
for "which" picots are for joins & which are for decoration. Small rings: 4 - 6 - 6 - 4 clr
DNRW Large rings: <4 -> x 9, 4
Make joins appropriate to diagram
Remember to switch shuttle & reverse order of the double stitch (2,
1) for rings 11 & 17
Split rings are used for 3, 4, 9, 10, 15 & 21
Outside Edge All R's: 6 - 6 RW
& Ch's are either one or two picots separated by 3ds & joined
to previous round with a "lock join" (AKA shuttle join)
To save problems on the very large ring & lengthening the "core"
thread when you run out of thread. After working 1st join,
enlarge loop around hand & wrap it around last 3 fingers of the
left hand a couple of times, this gives plenty to complete the
ring. Experiment to find out how much works for you :-))
For ease of remembering all Large R’s
have a total of 9 picots/joins.
All small R’s have 3 picots/joins
It is advisable to check counts before closing - especially on the
Enjoy, Sue Hanson (Last Modified 12th December 2005)