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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Slight Change in Round V

So, I have completed Round IV of JS Model 13 doily, It seems to lay out quite well right now.


I was having slight difficulty in reading the stitch count for Round V because the numbers are rather small in some parts.  I had an idea to look at JS other patterns from his book because I noticed that he liked to repeat some of his motifs in different doily/mat designs.  True enough, the first six rounds of this doily is very like Doily IV on page 56 in his book Tatting Theory and Patterns.

I was also aware, from the discussion thread in Craftree, that there may be errors or misprints of the chart for Round V, so I was very cautious as I began to tat this, more so with my plan to reduce the number of free picots in some of the rings. But, I think I have figured it out. A marked difference are as pointed out by the red arrows in the photo below.


I made a slight change in the shape of the rings joined to Round IV.
My stand here is, any change done consistently throughout becomes a design variation. In this case, the change is too minimal to alter the big picture and that is how I will continue for this round.

7 comments:

  1. I found myself doing the same thing when I tatted this doily, and I'm sure I've done it with other doilies as well. I guess that just puts our individual touch to each piece. Yours is looking great, and your tatting is beautiful as ever!

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  2. Your fifth round is off to a lovely start. Your tension is so perfectly even.

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  3. Lovely tatting. Thanks for sharing your insights.

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  4. Hi, Jon,

    If you want to know the errata that we have discovered to date, you can look up the record for this pattern at Craftree: http://www.craftree.com/patterns/1006

    Cheers,
    Grace

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  5. Your doily is looking lovely and your slight change will make it unique to you as no one else will have done the same.
    Well done
    Margaret

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