Delineator Wide Edging

Wide edging from the Delineator magazine

In this unusually wide tatted edging you have the option of working it as all one shuttle work, i.e., all rings, with lots and lots of cut and tie. Or, consider the color diagram. The upper line of opposing rings should be tatted first.

But the lower section may be tatted in one pass using two shuttles and the split ring method.

These diagrams were drawn from a old and fuzzy image so it was impossible to count the double stitches. So, let's make an educated guess on the ds count by comparing the relative sizes of the rings used.

The upper round of opposing joined rings has the rings all the same size. As you tat consider creating the all front side up look by tatting the inner rings in reverse double stitch order (RODS). Using RODS means that each of the inner rings begin with the second half stitch first.

The inner segment is marked with a an arrow which moves from the left to the right. You will need two shuttles and two colors of thread. Rings A,B,F are all split rings.

RA Split ring 6 + (join to picot of round one) 10 / 8 - 8 clr
RB Split ring 5 + (join to next picot of round one)5 - 5 + (join to next picot of round one) /
5,
Floating ring RC 4 + (join to RA) 4 - 4 - 4 clr, 5,
Floating ring RD 6 + (join to RC) 6 - 6 - 6 clr, 5,
Floating ring RE 4 + (join to RD) 4 - 4 - 4 clr , 5 close split ring.

RF Split ring 10 + (join to next picot of round one) 6 / 8 - 8 clr.

The medallion at the point may be tatted in either color, The ring which is marked P and G is not a ring but two segment of chains in a self closing mock ring.

CH G 6 - 6, begin scmr H with 5 ds between each floating ring.
Use the ds count for rings c/e for floating rings i, k, m and o.
Use the ds count for ring d for floating rings j, l,and n.
Close scmr and CHP 6 + (join to ring o) 6, lock join to top of split ring f and repeat.
Be sure to note the joining picots as you tat.

Miss Beller's Van Dyke Edging 1916

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