Find the original bookmark pattern and Dora Young Knotless Tatting Lesson at Wally Sosa's website http://needles-n-shuttles.com/dyktbookmark1.html
This was both my first attempt at this pattern as well as image mapping and applets on a webpage. Hope you all enjoy it, it was fun to make!!!
Above if you mouse over the stars you will see the following notations. I am noting them here for print copy.
Created: October 18, 2003
- Begin 1st ring with Continuous Thread Method...Chain is joined with a SCJ to the space between base of the inner ring and the beginning of the chain complete the onion.
- Chain is wrapped with unflipped stitches and is joined with an Split Chain Join to inner ring...If tatted traditionally, use Catherine Wheel Join along with the flipped stitches or use an Onion Ring for either direction you prefer to tat.
- Watch for gaposis between your last ds of the previous chain to the beginning and ending clover rings.
- Watch bridging core length, too much will leave mock chain loose and off center, too,little and the ring will appear smaller on one side than the other, critical area..
- S2 shuttle makes this side of the onion with clover, then joined to inner ring with SCJ with incorporated picot as a stabilizer for next Split Ring used to climb out.
- Next comes the 2nd side of the onion using S1 shuttle, measure bridging core thread along the side of the inner ring closely,anchor with a split chain stitch counting as first stitch, or use a lock stitch then make clover, leave picot to join SR too, use S1 to begin SR.
- Use joins to the two stabilizer picots on the previous chains joined at the beginning of the SR, now you can climb out of the motif and add your own tail for a bookmark.
- Second side of SR joined with S2 LPHJ but SLJ and Onion Join can be used as well.