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Sunday, 3 July 2016

Round 3 and 1st mistake made

I started on Round 3 of the Model 13 Doily and made my first mistake.

There was something wrong in the rings of Round 3 as I looked at them. I looked at the pattern a few times and was very sure they were all correct, until I noticed that the rings at the base of the trefoil has an additional picot and three extra doublestitches.
I could undo all the stitches if I want to, seeing that I am still at the beginning of the round, but I decided to cut it off and start anew.
Having lots of this particular thread is another convincing factor to cut off, :)


The 'after' looks much better to me.

I am not very fond of picots with a single ds in between.  Somehow the picots get squashed when I do it like that. That is why I have altered some of the rings to have two doublestitches between picots, while still keeping to the same total number of stitches in each element.

10 comments:

  1. Looks better the second time, look forward to seeing how it works out
    Margaret

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  2. Oh yes, it curves much better the second time. Undoing ds is so laborious that I must admit I tend to cut, unless it's just a couple of rings.

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  3. It is reassuring to see I am not alone in committing that type of error!😊

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  4. I am also working on round 3. I like your a adaptation. I have found that I only like 3 picots separated by 1 double stitch if I make the center picot longer, which I have done. When this round is done, I am going to press it with a steam iron to reassure myself that it will lay flat once it's blocked.

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    1. Yes, Peg. I intent to press after each round as the piece grows bigger.

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  5. I don't like to cut but sometimes it is best. I made many many mistakes but like you had lots of thread and my scissors handy. Looks great so far.

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  6. I am sure it will be beautiful with you tatting it!! :)

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  7. I would have done the same thing if I had enough thread. Sometimes it is just easier and less frustrating to cut and start over. It's looking good.

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  8. I have cut the thread and started over many times. It's good to know I'm not alone! I agree, the second time around looks much nicer.

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