Welcome to my TAT IT AND SEE, Day 9 -- Last Day !

"Tatting Tulips" copyright Diane M. Saunders 1997, 2000

Thanks to Jane Eborall for her "Tat It and See" idea.
Here's my attempt at doing a "Tat It and See," and my way of thanking Jane for hers.

Pattern for today: Optional Stem:
Row of split rings: 8 / 8 each (with size 20 thread, I used 4 ft on S1 and 3 ft on S2)
Before winding shuttles for the stem, try this: Thread one end of the stem thread into the chain (within a stitch) between rings 9 and 10. Then start tatting your split rings and work your way down to your desired length.
Or: Start at the stem's bottom and join or finish ends into the chain between rings 9 and 10.

Abbreviations I use:
C = chain
CTM = continuous thread method
DNRW = do not reverse work
Left turn = one untransferred second half of a ds (used on a chain to change the direction you are going)
Right turn = one untransferred first half of a ds (used on a chain to change the direction you are going)
R1, R2, etc. = ring 1, ring 2, etc.
RW = reverse work (top to bottom, like lowering/raising a tailgate)
S1, S2, etc. = shuttle 1, shuttle 2, etc. (this refers to the shuttle held in your hand; keep using the shuttle indicated until it is changed)
SR = split ring
- = very small picot, the width of 1 ds (but still large enough to join into)
-- = small picot, the width of 2 ds
--- = longer picot, the width of 3 ds, etc.
+ = join: regular join
+L = join: Lock join
/ = separates the first half, or part, of a SR from the second part

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This page was created 2-12-2008 and last updated 2-14-2008