After the Lace Mat Doily of the last post, my 2nd Norma Benporath project is Dainty Border For an Oval Doyley. I will not be tatting the full doily, only sufficient repeats to be able to understand the flow of the pattern. I must say that this one was a challenge to me.
This lace edging has three rounds. Following the instructions (edited text), Rows 1 and 2 were a breeze. When it came to the last row, I had to think as a designer and try to figure out how it should be. The instruction was totally off. Where I think there would be a mirror image, one ring turned out bigger than the previous ring. A join was missing at one point where I thought there should be one. If you follow the link, you can see that the scan photo did not help at all. This is what I finally worked out after the 4th try.
Actually, just these two rows made up a pretty edging by themselves. And the reason for saying that is, the last row is still giving problems for me, he he he . . . .