Jon Yusof has recently published a trio of tatting booklets, "Elegant Tatting Gems" 2011, "Tatting with Rings (around Cabone Rings)" 2009, "Tatted Snowflakes Collection" 2008. Each of these half-size booklets is 8" x 5.75" (21x14.5cm). Both photos of the lace and the diagrams are in gorgeous color. See book reviews: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art4199.asp
She also shares a pattern with us called Rose Window. This pattern uses all the basic tatting techniques plus the split ring, josephine ring and tatting reverse order double stitches (RODS.) It is also a good exercise to practice climbing out from a center ring through a mock picot into a split ring or a split chain.
ROSE WINDOW ©Jon Yusoff 2011 Pattern is worked with two shuttles. Pattern is worked in three rounds. The rounds in the charts are shown in Yellow – Round 1, Green – Round 2 and Blue – Round 3.
R : Ring
SR : Split ring
Jk : Josephine ring
C : Chain
ds : Double stitch
- : Picot
Vsp : Very small picot
+ : Join
lj : lock join
rw : Reverse work
dnr : Do not reverse
RODS : Reverse Order Double Stitch (RODS)
Round 1 Begin in the centre
R(2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2), make each of the 11 picots about 6mm long (when open) if using size
SR(4-2/4-2). Make sure to leave a distance of about the length of the picot of the centre
ring before making the split ring.
Make the ring on the right side of the split ring as, R(2+[p of the SR]4-6)
Flip the work over and make the ring on the other side of the SR, working on RODS,
R(2+[p of the SR]4-6), completing the cloverleaf.
Flip back to the front and reverse work.
(*) C(6-6), rw
R(6+[p of right ring of cloverleaf]6), rw. C(6-6), rw.
Make the next cloverleaf,
R(6+[p of pr ring]4-2), R(2+[p of pr ring]4+[skip one p, join to next p of centre ring]4-
2), R(2+[p of pr ring]4-6). Rw.
Repeat from (*) to finish this round. Cut and tie to beginning cloverleaf.
Round 2 – two shuttles
Join thread to any chain after the ring of (6-6) of Round 1. Begin with a chain.
C(3-3 +[lj to p of next ch of Rnd 1] vsp 8 +[lj to base of ring of Rnd 1]), dnr.
(§) Switch shuttle (SS), Jk(10), dnr.
SS, C(8 +[lj to p of next chain of Rnd 1] vsp 3-3 +[lj to p of next ch of Rnd 1] vsp 8 +[lj to
base of next ring of Rnd 1]), dnr.
Repeat from (§) to finish this round, ending with a lock join to the beginning chain.
DO NOT CUT thread, continue with Round 3
C(5-5 +[lj to vsp of Rnd 2]7-3), dnr.
(d) SS, R(3+[p of pr chain]5-5-3), R(3+[p of pr ring]2-2-2-2-2-3), R(3+[p of pr ring]5-5-
SS, C(3+[p of pr ring]7 +[lj to next vsp of Rnd 2]5-5+[lj to next vsp of Rnd 2]7-3), dnr.
Repeat from (d) to finish the round.
Cut thread, join to the beginning and hide ends.