Oval Doily APL BYSO88

Oval Doily APL BYSO88

I mentioned in the weekly newsletter on Aug. 8, 2019, that I was translating a pattern from the German which was posted by the Antique Pattern Library July 2019. It is labeled "An Oval Tatted Doily." Surprisingly, the directions were written in cursive, longhand script. And, I must add, the handwriting is so even and legible it is a pleasure to read. I regret (and so did my mother often lament) that my handwriting is deplorable. They quit teaching cursive script for penmanship in the third grade. Sad but so many of us did not learn the lovely handwritten script of our mothers.



This is a lovely pattern. It is presented in four pieces. Here is a half diagram which I have stitched together to give you an idea of the size and shape.



full oval tattted doily BYSO88 Antique Pattern Library



Those of you who examine the original patterns first before tatting will notice that this translation uses 5 of the original diagrams as provided. These also had the ds count marked on them. However four small diagrams are left out. These four were given only to illustrate the place or method of joining. From the top left of the page, the first small diagram points out that the three rings on the inner side are intended to be joined across for the first and third one but the middle ring has an opposing ring to which to join. The extra ring gives more width to the initial oval shape.



The top right small diagram merely shows the join of a self-closing mock ring.



Middle right there are two diagrams illustrating up joins.



Directions.

The center piece requires that the section be repeated to make a mirror image.



oval tattted doily part 2 <BR>
BYSO88 Antique Pattern Library



Beginning with the ring marked with an *, use two shuttles make a ring.

The side begins here.
R 13 - 13 clr dnrw leave only enough thread to rotate the ring slightly to the right and begin to surround it with a chain.

CH 7, floating ring FR 4 - 4 clr dnrw, cont. chain 6 - 4 + (join to first ring but avoid the dip look) 4 - 6, floating ring FR 8 - 8 clr dnrw, cont. chain 7 rw

CH 5 - 5 rw

The end piece begins here.

R 15 - 15 clr dnrw rotate slightly and chain.

CH 8, FR 5 - 4 - 4 - 5 clr dnrw, cont to chain.

CH 5, FR 5 + (join to adjacent ring)4 - 4 - 5 clr dnrw, cont. chain.
CH 5, + (join to ring below), FR 5 + (join to adjacent ring) 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 clr dnrw cont to chain.

CH 5, FR 5 + (join to adjacent ring)4 - 4 - 5 clr dnrw, cont. chain.

CH 5, FR 5 + (join to adjacent ring)4 - 4 - 5 clr dnrw, cont. chain.

CH 8 + (join to base of large ring) dnrw,
The opposite side begins here.

CH 5 - 5 rw.

R 13 - 13 clr dnrw leave only enough thread to rotate the ring slightly to the right and begin to surround it with a chain.

CH 7, floating ring FR 4 + (join to end piece) 4 clr dnrw, cont. chain 6 - 4 + (join to ring below) 4 - 6, floating ring FR 8 - 8 clr dnrw, cont. chain 7 rw

CH 5 - 5, FR 6 - 6 clr dnrw, ch 5 - 5 rw

R 13 - 13 clr dnrw leave only enough thread to rotate the ring slightly to the right and begin to surround it with a chain.

CH 7, floating ring FR 8 + (join previous ring) 8 clr dnrw, cont. chain 6 - 4 + (join to ring below) 4 - 6, floating ring FR 10 - 10 clr dnrw, cont. chain 7 rw

CH 5 - 5, FR 6 - 6 clr dnrw, ch 5 - 5 rw



Continue as above and remember to join the two rings across the center middle.



oval tattted doily part 3 <BR>
BYSO88 Antique Pattern Library



The next round consists of trefoils and paired rings 20 ds in size alternating with smaller rings of 6 or 12 ds. These smaller rings join to the first section using chains.



Using two shuttles consider starting with the trefoil at the point.

R 10 - 10 clr dnrw leave no space.

R 10 - 10 clr dnrw leave no space.

R 10 - 10 clr dnrw

CH 8

[Ed's note: OK did you gasp because a reverse work was left out? Look again please. These chains bend over like a rainbow not a dipper.]

R 3 - 3 clr rw.

CH 4 - 3 - 5 + (join to previous row) 5 - 3 - 4 + (join to p of ring) rw , cont. to chain 8 dnrw

R 10 - 10 clr dnrw leave no space.

R 10 - 10 clr dnrw

CH 8

R 3 - 3 clr rw.

CH 4 - 3 + (join to adjacent ring) 5 + (join to previous row) 5 - 3 - 4 + (join to p of ring) rw , cont. to chain 8 dnrw

*R 10 - 10 clr dnrw leave no space.

R 10 - 10 clr dnrw

CH 8

R 6 - 3 - 3 clr rw.

CH 5 - 4 - 5 + (join to previous row) 5 - 5 + (join to p of ring) dnrw

CH 5 - 4 - 5 + (join to previous row) 5 - 5 + (join to second p of ring) rw

CH 8

Repeat from * for mirror image of sides and ends.



This conclude rows one and two. Rows three and four follow on Thursday Aug. 15, 2019.





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