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Saturday, 21 September 2013

And the Mystery Continues

If you read my earlier post, you would know that I have decided to start over with my quest of the Mystery Doily.

That's right.  Not just cutting off Round 4 as I had first intended but to begin it all over again.

Early on, I had contemplated adding some colours to the doily, as this post here.  By now, I think I have enough understanding of the way the doily is constructed to use colours in this re-tat, while still bringing out the distinct feature of the doily.

This is Round 1.

Lizbeth 615 (yellow), Lizbeth 127 (multi-coloured) size 40

It got off to the good start. Notice how the clusters of outer rings have alternating colours in them?

That was beginner's luck.  It would be quite impossible to replicate this in the subsequent round. Anyway, this is Round 2 in progress.


Excuse the slightly blurry picture, but I think you can see how this is going.
I like it, so far.

Also read Fox's blog and her issues with the last joins of Round 1.  I know that last join can be a bit of a bother.  You can choose to begin at a different point to avoid this.  If it helps at all, I have prepared a pictorial explanation on how to go about this.

The letters in black, which I hope you can see, denotes the sequence of the rings.  The numbers in white give the sequence of making the joins as you tat the rings or chains, where applicable.  To make join #1, you may have to fold the work to avoid a twisted picot. Joins 3 and 14 are lock joins

15 comments:

  1. Stunning in colour! - but if you keep the original work as far as round 2, it's a rather nice doily itself!

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    1. Yes, the design is lovely ending at any of the rounds. But, the effect of the colours will show up better with the full six rounds, I think.

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  2. It looks so different! I like the colors....

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  3. Excellent job and color choice I love to mix a variegated and plane color this looks sooo sweet! Love it!

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  4. Looks really pretty in colours Jon. Am I right in thinking that you swapped to the 4-2-4 chain on this one?

    You're a patient lady to start this one all over again! But it will definitely look great.

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    1. Yes Frivole, you are right about the count in the chains of Round 1. However, I am tatting the chains as 4-4-4 for Round 2. The count for Round 3 will be decided after I have completed Round 2.

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  5. I like your choice of colors. Very nice, and the design shows up very well.

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  6. The colours look great! I'm using a variegated thread as well, though not together with a flat colour. I think yours looks better.

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  7. Truly fabulous colors!!! I love how the design looks with colors!!! :)

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  8. I think it looks great in color

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  9. Having advocated the use of plain thread, I have to say that your variegated looks fantastic!

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  10. The new one is turning out wonderful. Wow!

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  11. I've been following everyone's progress on this doily with interest... I just love your colors! It really makes it dance! :)

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  12. I like the colour way you are using, makes the pattern stand out more than a plain colour. I look forward to seeing how it works out.
    Margaret

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