Words from the Knot House


Welcome to this weeks Wednesday Challenge!
This week, I decided to rework a pattern from an antique tatting magazine in my collection. While I love working the patterns, I hate trying to interpret they way the wrote them out. I have included a picture and a screen print of the original printing for your enjoyment.

In the pattern below, I have used a mock picot and a split ring to go from the center ring to the outside ring. If you prefer, you can replace those instructions with the following:
Center Ring: 2p4p4p4p4p4p4p4p2. Close, tie off, hide ends.
Ring 1: 3p3(join to p from center ring)3p3
Continue with other pattern from split ring.
I have also removed several picots because in my opinion, they make the edges look to busy. All picots are 1/4 inch on the Handy Hands picot gauge except the joins in the medalion where I used the smallest so the clovers will hold their shape better.
I used Lizbeth 20 number 137, Berry Burst wound on 2 shuttles, Continuous Tread Method.

Now, for your tatting pleasure, Jimmy’s Medalion
Interpreted by Davina-Marie Achen
Center Ring: 4p4p4p4p4p4p4p4. Close and prepare mock picot.
Split Ring: 3p3/3p3
Top Ring: 9p3p3p9
*start pattern repeat*
Chain: 9
Clover Leaf: R1: 4(join to side picot in ring)2(small picot)2
R2: 2(join to small picot of R1)2p2(small picot)2
R3: 2(join to small picot of R2)2p4
Chain: 9
Bottom Ring: 3p3(join to next center ring picot)3p3
Top Ring: 9(join to picot in R3 of clover leaf)3p3p9
*end pattern repeat*

Repeat pattern 6 times

Chain: 9
Clover Leaf: R1: 4(join to side picot in ring)2(small picot)2
R2: 2(join to small picot of R1)2p2(small picot)2
R3: 2(join to small picot of R2)2(join to first picot in R1 of first picot)
Chain: 9
Connect to space between split ring and the first top ring. Tie off and hide ends.
Gaze lovingly at the darling medalion you have just finished then start its twin.

To add beads, add 16 beads to the shuttle to be used for the top rings and the clover-leafs. Pull one bead for each of the top rings and R2 of the clover leaf. Replace the center picot of each with a bead. Beads can also be added to the joins between the center ring and the bottom ring as the join is created.
Let me know if you have any questions.
I hope you enjoy and Happy Halloween!

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


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.]

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