March 25, 2009

Anyone want to proof this for me?



It all started with my search to find an edging for the hanky bonnet. I tried samples of several edgings, including the one that follows, before settling. Anyway, this is one of the tries I made. It is a greatly modified version of a pattern from the book Tatting Patterns by Julia E. Sanders, which is a reprint of the old Priscilla #2 I think. I changed the stitch count drasticly to get it to be the same scale in a larger thread, and I took out a gazillion joins that became redundant in the size 20 I wanted to work with. So, I rewrote the original pattern into shorthand, reworked it, and then re wrote out the pattern for what I had done.....just to keep as reference. Well, in the end it turned out to be a good exercize in translating for me. I tried to be meticulous about every Reverse Work and Switch Shuttles and all that. I've tatted through my final draft of the pattern and it seems to be all ready to go so I thought I'd share it after all that work! I'm also hoping to entice an experienced tatter to tat through the pattern and make sure it will make sense to the general tatting population. If you'd like to have a go, the pattern is below, as well as two samples. The Purples shows it in two colors and is tatted how I envision it. The red is there to show how it looks in one color, but should not be used as a reference- I did that piece while I was working out the pattern the first time.






Other notes about the pattern-


I do most of my tatting with a frontside and backside---- the rows in Italic can be done in reverse stitch order ( just start with the second half of the double stitch and then do the first half to count as one stitch and continue ending with the first half double stitch. ) If you prefer, just work the Italic rows like you normally do and it won't change the pattern.


I don't like to assume anything about those that might use the pattern, so I might have put in notes to RW or SS that might be intuitive for some with experience or those who us a picture or diagram, but I remember it being helpful to me in some situations to have those noted accurately.


Ok, here it is!


_________________________


_________________________

Krystle's Priscilla edging


R = ring
CH = chain
- = picot
p - picot
+ = join
j = join
RW = reverse work
DNR = do not reverse work
SS = switch shuttles

R: 5-5. RW, SS
R: 3-2-3. DNR, SS
CH: 5-5. RW,
R: 5+5. (j to first R) DNR
R: 5-3-3-5. RW
*CH: 4. RW
R: 3+5-5-3. (j to last p of prev. R) RW
CH: 4. RW
R: 5+3-3-5. (j to last p of prev. R) DNR
R: 5-5. RW
CH: 5+5. (j to opposite CH) RW
R: 5+5. (j to p of last R) RW SS
R: 3+2-3. (j to last p of opposite R) DNR SS
CH: 5-5. RW
R: 5+5. (j to same p of last 5-5 R) RW, SS
R: 3-2-3. DNR SS
CH: 5-5. RW
R: 5+5. (j to same p of last 5-5 R) DNR
R: 5+3-3-5. (j to last p of opposite R) RW

Repeat from * to desired length

____________________________________________



Any critique on how the pattern is written would be hugely helpful!

8 comments:

Needledreams said...

They are very pretty!!! I can proof them. Will be making them and let you know.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

This is a very pretty pattern! I'll be glad to try it out, but I probably won't have time to get started on it until Sunday. Ooh! What color(s) should I use?

TattingChic said...

Gosh, I've never had to change a pattern to adjust for thread size!

Krystle said...

Yeah I did the original pattern in size 40 or 50, and it was to the scale I wanted but I decided to use the size 20 and that would have made the edging like 3 inches wide lol...... so I just worked it next to the smaller thread sample to keep it the same scale. The original had such whacky stitch counts you would never get to a point where you could "memorize" the pattern, it wasn't intuitive at all.

TattingChic said...

Oh, I get it; you were trying to keep it a certain size when finished. That makes sense. Well, it sure is a pretty pattern! Sure wish I had more time to tat right now because I'd love to try it out. Maybe some other time, but it looks like you've already got some takers! :)

TattingChic said...

WOW! I am comment a LOT on this post, please forgive me! LOL!
I just came back over to say:
Hope you stop on by for my 1st Blogoversary/100th post celebration! I'm even having a giveaway! Do come on over! Everyone is invited!!! :)

Krystle said...

Just realized I never said thanks to the gals who offered to proof the pattern. I look forward to your input on how it is written

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Krystle, I apologize for taking so long to get back to you! I forgot about proofing your pattern until this morning. It's wonderful! The directions are very clear and easy to follow. I LOVE this edging! Thanks for posting it! Diane