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Needleart 1921 edging #2


"Tatted Edges and Insertions for Underwear"

These patterns are from the "Needleart" magazine Vol.8 #3 published in 1921 on page 17 and continued on page 68. These pages were given to me but I know little else about this publication. I would welcome any notes that other tatters may have to share. There are seven patterns of varying degrees of difficulties. The designs are intended for underwear but today's fashions would also be enhanced on outer wear as well.

The patterns previously shared from this page were #1, #4 and #6. In this new pattern, #2, a narrow edging is tatted using left and right facing small rings and trefoil motifs also offset at a 90 degree angle. The upper side of the edging is extremely straight and flat when finished. The two back to back small rings have picots which may be used to attach the edging to cloth.

The length of the joining picots plays a prominent part in creating the straight line of the upper part. A picot too long or too short will distort the line.
Also the right and left lower rings of each trefoil join by the middle picots in a tight join. There is a threat of gapsosis between the chain thread and the last ring of each trefoil.
Needleart magazine Vol.8 #3 published in 1921 on page 17 edging 2

Abbreviations:
R = ring
CH = chain
- or p = picot
+ = join
ds = double stitch
rw = reverse work
dnrw = do not reverse work
clr = close ring
header/footer = a line of tatting used to attach lace to cloth

Note that the double stitch count is marked with colored numbers. Blue or Green for chains and Red or Turquoise for rings. The order of work begins with the ring on the far right of the photo. This is a right-facing ring, then a short chain followed by the right facing trefoil and a long chain. The trefoil is repeated facing left followed by the short chain and the left facing ring. That completes one repeat.

Using two shuttles or one needle and ball thread, begin with the right facing ring marked "start."
R 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 clr rw
CH 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 rw
Trefoil:
R 3 - 4 + (join to middle picot of previous ring) 4 - 3 clr dnrw leave no bare thread
R 3 + (join to last p previous ring) 4 - 4 - 3 clr dnrw leave no bare thread
R 3 + (join to last p previous ring) 4 - 4 - 3 clr rw CH 1 (- 1) x9 rw
Trefoil: R 3 - 4 + (join to middle picot of previous ring) 4 - 3 clr dnrw leave no bare thread
R 3 + (join to last p previous ring) 4 + (join to middle picot of ring opposite) 4 - 3 clr dnrw leave no bare thread
R 3 + (join to last p previous ring) 4 - 4 - 3 clr rw
CH 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 rw
R 2 - 2 + (join to last p of previous ring) 2 - 2 clr.
This left facing ring ends the repeat.
Leave no space of bare thread and repeat for length desired.
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