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Dora Young Knot Stitch Info


Dora Young Knot Stitch

Recently I wrote about the tatting technique that I had not yet learned how to do. It is found in Dora Young's "All New Knotless Tatting. It is called a knot stitch. In my research and from information shared by other tatters I have now learned that the term "knot stitch" has several meanings and methods.
 cover of original
Dora's book has been recently reprinted and many tatters are seeing it for the first time. Most of us are already familiar with her bridging or split chain technique. To review, please see: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art26819.asp

photo by G. Seitz of split chain about to be finished

Several tatters immediately thought of the knot stitch as taught in the Priscilla Tatting Book #3 pgs. 14-15.
Priscilla Tatting Book 3 pgs 14-15 diagram for the knot stitch (not the Dora Young knot stitch)
A comparison with the diagrams in the Dora Young book show clearly that this Priscilla knot stitch is not the Dora Young knot stitch.
Priscilla Tatting Book 3 pgs 14-15 directions for the knot stitch (not the Dora Young knot stitch)
This is not the Dora Young knot stitch.

And then another tatter wrote:
"My grandmother taught me Solomon's stitch [in crochet.] She referred to the stitch as "love knots". She had two ways of using it. She would use the traditional method which resembles net, but her preferred technique above all others was to use the stitch in a solid fabric. She made countless afghans using that stitch exclusively. I think of Granny every time I see Solomon's stitch. :-)"

Another search of basic crochet instructions found the complete instructions for this method and to my untrained eye the product looks to be to be the same knot stitch formation as Dora's knot stitch.

Now we will try to find the method illustrated in tatting.

PS Thanks to all the readers who helped in the search.
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