NH Youngburg Pattern #18
Forty Original Designs in Tatting By Nellie Hall Youngburg Novel and Unique Designs with Complete Instructions for Every Pattern Designed and Executed by Nellie Hall Youngburg, Brookings, SD© 1921. As a summer tatting project tatters in the Online Tatting Class have been rewriting and modernizing the patterns in this vintage tatting book. Diagrams and new models have been prepared to help the tatter follow the patterns more easily. Both the original public domain booklet and the new version are being posted online to share with all tatters everywhere.
Using two shuttles and two colors, begin with the round center ring, create a mock picot and climb out into the outer row without cutting the thread.
Center ring of 5 picots separated by 2 ds. Close and create the 6th picot with a mock picot and climb out.
Since this climb out requires two threads to create the mock picot, an adaptation of the split ring method is required to make a single color split ring possible. Create a Dora Young style of wrapped split ring to maintain all one color. Basically, using the two threads you tat a chain the length of the first side of the split ring, i.e., 6 ds. Then the dominate color thread shuttle is anchored where the split ring began. This maneuver results in a bare thread for the second half of the split ring which equals the length of 6 ds. Now using the same color shuttle wrap 6 ds in reverse order double stitch over the bare thread in the manner of making a split chain.
Also see the tutorials prepared by Jane Eborall:
Split ring 6 / 6 clr ring dnrw. CH 3 - 1 - 1 - 3 rw
Be sure to tension the chain so that the second color does not show between the double stitches.
*R 6 - 6 rw CH 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 rw
R 6 + (join to previous ring) 6 rw CH CH 3 - 1 - 1 - 3 rw
R 6 + (join to next free picot on center ring) 6 rw CH 6 rw
R 6 - 6 (This ring faces outward) CH 6
R 6 + (join to next free picot on center ring) 6 rw CH CH 3 - 1 - 1 - 3 rw
Repeat from *
Please consider inserting magic thread loops to help hide the ends. Study Sue Hanson's tutorial posted by Jane : http://janeeborall.freeservers.com/MagicThreadTrick.pdf
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