Breast Cancer Ribbon - Lenore English

Breast Cancer Ribbon - Lenore English

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over the years tatters have created many styles of tatted ribbons to remind us to get our mammograms. It's important for our own health and for the sake of those we love. Today it is much easier and more affordable to get mammograms done and the machinery is much less painful. (EEK! The first time I got my boobs squished in that old machine they had, I squealed like banshee. This year though I never even felt the pressure.) Great advancements have been made.



But no matter how improved the test is, you have to go and do it. Call today and get it scheduled. Years ago I found a lump and the mammogram found 2 more. Luckily, one was a cluster of cysts (very commonly found) and the other two were matching calcium deposits.* No cancer. But every year I go back and get my mammogram and check on them.



So, tat up a few of these pink ribbons and share them with the ladies in the waiting room.



Ring & Chain Tatted Awareness Ribbon © Lenore English 2001



pink breast cancer awareness ribbon by Lenore English ©2001 from the files of the Online Tatting Class




Although the original model was tatted in size 20 thread which made the finished size about 2 ½" or 14 cm long, if worked in size 60 - 100 thread it would make a perfect earring, too.



October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Think Pink!



Ring: 3 p 3 p 3 p 3. clr, rw. (close ring, reverse work)

Chain: 3 p 3. rw.



*Ring: 3 + (join to 3rd p of previous ring), 3 p 3 p 3. clr, rw.

Chain: 3 p 3. rw.

Repeat from * until you have finished the 5th ring.



*Chain: 2 p 2. rw.

Ring: 3 + (join to 3rd p of previous ring), 4 p 4 p 3. clr, rw.

Repeat from * until you have finished the 8th chain.



*Ring: 3 + (join to 3rd p of previous ring), 5 p 5 p 3. clr, rw.

Chain: 3. rw. Repeat from * until you have finished the 11th ring.



*Chain: 2 p 2. rw.

Ring: 3 + (join to 3rd p of previous ring), 4 p 4 p 3. clr, rw.

Repeat from * until you have finished the 14th chain.



*Ring: 3 + (join to 3rd p of previous ring), 3 p 3 p 3. clr, rw.

Chain: 3 p 3. rw. Repeat from * until you have finished the 19th ring. Finish ends, stiffen if desired. Overlap ends, secure with a dot of glue. Add a pin to the back or earring loop to top.



(c)Lenore English 2001

From the files of the Online Tatting Class 2001



* OK, before I get a lot of email asking about the "matching" calcium deposits, here is the story. First you should know that every time you get a bad bruise, a calcium deposit is left. Those calcium deposits may show up in x-rays.



I spent years in Alaska and up there fall brings lots of chores to do before the snow gets too deep. One year I took the patio furniture down to store below the back porch. I stacked chairs neatly and then got a large tarp to cover them. With fierce winter blizzard winds expected, I needed to also tie them down. So I got out two bungee cords, clipped them together and took one end in each hand. I stretched my arms around the stack to fasten the other two ends together...and lost my grip. Ouch. Yep, the ends bounced back and caught me on each side of my bosom. And I have two mementoes of that experience. Such fond memories I have of Alaska...



Say did I ever mention the tatter that got away? Well, that's a story for another day.





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