Coats&Clark 138 edging 435
Patterns #433, 434, 435, 436 of pgs. 22-23, 27
Many vintage patterns are in the public domain now. These four are presented courtesy of Coats and Clark, Inc.
#433 and #434 are both dainty and decorative but #436 presents a challenge to modernize into a one pass pattern. Now we will study how to make #435 in one pass.
The original booklet cover:
The original pattern page:
Here the pattern is displayed upside down from the original orientation. This is for ease of following the pattern.
Using shuttle and ball, needle and ball, or two shuttles, this edging/insertion may be tatted in one or two colors. If you consider the four joined rings as flowerlike, then choose a blossom and a leaf color with which to tat.
The first pass begins with ring A and continues through chain G. Continue this pattern for the length desired. At the end, reverse work and lengthen chain B to curve up the other way and begin again with ring U.
*A. R (3 - )x 6, 3 Close ring (clr), Reverse work (rw)
B. CH (3 - )x 10, 3 rw
C. R (3 - )x 9, 3 Do not reverse work (dnrw), leave no space
D. R 3 + (join to last picot of ring C) (3 - )x 8, 3 (dnrw), leave no space
E. R 3 + (join to last picot of ring C) (3 - )x 8, 3 (dnrw), leave no space
F. R 3 + (join to last picot of ring C) (3 - )x 8, 3 rw
G. CH (3 - )x 10, 3 rw
Repeat from * for length desired.
Note: Rings A do not join to any thing until the return pass.
Complete ring A then rw and begin chain B but lengthen it so that you can rw and and tat ring U for the return pass.
*U. R 6 + (join to second picot of previous ring A)4 - 6 + (join to center picot of previous ring F) 4 clr rw
V. CH 3 + (join to previous chain)3 - 3 - 3 rw
W. 4 + (join to ring A) 6 - 4 + (join to center picot of ring F) 6 clr rw
X. CH 3 + (join to chain V) (3 - )x 4, 3 + (join to center picot of previous ring E)
Y. CH (3 - )x 9, 3 + (join to center picot of previous ring D)
Z. CH (3 - )x 5, 3 rw
Repeat from * across.
1. On the first pass remember that rings A, and C - F will hang loosely from your work until the return pass.
2. The joining of the chains X, Y, and Z to the rings E and D may be (shuttle) lock joins or if you are using two colors, consider using the no color blip method.
3. It may be best to use a picot gauge when tatting the many picots on this pattern.
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