Words from the Knot House

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge.  Each Wednesday we will be posting a link to a free pattern and challenging you, the reader, to try it.  In addition to the pattern link, we will post a picture of how our tatting turned out when we followed the pattern. Following the challenge, we will feature reader completions of past challenges.

Challenge Issued: Follow the linked pattern in any color combinations and thread sizes you choose.  [Variations of the pattern are welcome and encouraged.]  Then snap a picture and send it to sbspokane@yahoo.com with the subject line “Weekly Challenge” to see your completed work featured as part of next week’s challenge post. Be sure to include the name you wish us to list with your photo – we want to give you credit! [There is no time limit on sending in your picture – feel free to send in any weekly challenge pictures (from last week or weeks/months ago) and we will feature them as part of the next Wednesday’s post.]

Weekly Challenge #6 – Remembrance Ring:

“Tie a string around your finger so you won’t forget.”

This week’s challenge pattern was designed by Marilee Rockley (Yarnplayer). She is a very talented designer and even hand dyes thread! She has happily let us use one of her free patterns for this challenge.

Remembrance ring pattern: http://yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/2009/11/remembrance-tatted-ring.html

This is a great pattern for a pretty ring made of tatted rings (and a few chains).

Weekly Challenge #6 - Yarnplayer's Remembrance ring tatted by Natalie Rogers. Lizbeth thread size 20 color Jewels (113).

Weekly Challenge #6 – Yarnplayer’s Remembrance ring tatted by Natalie Rogers. Lizbeth thread size 20 color Jewels (113).

Weekly Challenge #6 - Yarnplayer's Remembrance ring tatted by Natalie Rogers. Lizbeth thread size 20 color Jewels (113).

Weekly Challenge #6 – Yarnplayer’s Remembrance ring tatted by Natalie Rogers. Lizbeth thread size 20 color Jewels (113).

If you are up for an extra challenge try to work the ring continuously.  If you start on a chain, instead of the ring, you can end the first round with a split ring (just make sure you connect the starting and ending chains of round 1 together before you work the split ring). Then you begin round 2 with a split ring and continue around as the pattern instructs. This is what I did, because I wanted the fewest amount of tails to sew in at the end.

You can find more wonderful designs by Yarnplayer at any of these locations:

Blog:  http://yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/yarnplayer.page
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MarileeRockley
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/yarnplayer
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yarnplayer/
Etsy: http://yarnplayer.etsy.com
Craftsy pattern store: http://www.craftsy.com/user/570730/pattern-store
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/marilee-rockley/35/a78/703
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/marileerockley/

Shuttlebirds’ Reader Spotlight: This is where your tatting will be featured each week you contribute.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #5 - Tatted by Marie McCurry. This cat was done in Lizbeth, size 20, mocha brown med and dk. Check out her blog: http://westpinecreations.blogspot.com/

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #5 – Tatted by Marie McCurry. This cat was done in Lizbeth, size 20, mocha brown med and dk. Check out her blog: http://westpinecreations.blogspot.com/

Reader Submitted Remembrance Rings

Take a look at all previous challenges and reader submissions here: https://sbspokane.wordpress.com/wednesdays-weekly-challenges/

If you have a free pattern you would like to see featured as part of the Weekly Challenge – let us know by leaving a comment or by sending an email to sbspokane@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing your creations!

– Natalie

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