Tuesday, January 4, 2011
"Astrid" edging tatted in Yarnplayer's 'Peace', size 40
I'd purchased several tatting books last fall, but, other than leafing through the books, and drooling over the pics, I had done nothing.
Since it's the beginning of a New Year, I thought it was time to start tatting from my new books.
I chose to begin with this book, "Tatting Patterns and Designs" by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson, and the fourth pattern entitled "Astrid". I liked the way this edging looked, reminding me of dancing clovers.
What I found as I tatted this pattern was that the joins did not specify where they were to join, so I had to refer to the picture in the book. Tonking followed.
A lot of tonking, (un-tatting)
When I came to repeat the portion of written pattern, there were omissions of joins, and the joins were not indicated. I tried to figure them out as I went along, but,..........tonk, tonk, tonk.......
Are patterns often written in this way?
If so, I'm not a fan.
Perhaps there was an error in this pattern, and I was just lucky to chose this one first? Ha!
I shall try the next edging, and see if I have a better result.