Workbasket Feb 1959 Collar trim & medallion

Workbasket Feb 1959 Collar trim & medallion
Tatted Trim for Collar
Workbasket Feb. 1959 pgs. 26-27

In this vintage pattern there is much that a tatter can learn. For instance the medallion begins with a center ring in which the last picot is made after the ring is closed. Tying both tails together creates a "mock picot."

The Mock Picot, also called False Picot, refers to leaving thread spaces on each of the 2 working threads in the same place, resulting in what looks like a picot between 2 elements.

example of mock picot
Example of Mock Picot.

Mock picots occur mostly when climbing from one round to the next - leaving space between elements that looks like the places throughout the rest of the round where the next round joins to the previous. This may be between a split ring and a chain, or between 2 split rings... etc. And using it eliminates one set of tails to hide.
The last row of the chains has a ring which is thrown off without reverse wonk using second shuttle, aka floating ring.

R = ring
CH = chain
- or p = picot
mp = mock picot
+ = join
vsp = very small picot (for joining purposes)
rw = reverse work
RODS = reverse order double stitch
clr = close ring
floating ring = a floating ring is thrown off a chain using shuttle 2 or a second needle

workbasket feb 1959 pg 26-7 collar trim
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Center ring of 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 clr mock picot to climb out into row 1

Row 1 Climb out into chain 5 - 5 + (join to next free picot of center ring) vsp repeat around joining to the start of row 1 and climb out.
Row 2 CH 6 - 6 + (join to next free picot of row 1) vsp repeat around
Row 3 CH 7 - 7 + (join to next free picot of row 2) vsp repeat around
Row 4 CH 4 - 4 + (join to next free picot of row 3) vsp repeat 8 times and secure ends
Row 5 has chains with floating rings. These chains do not sit tightly next to the previous rows.
To create the all front side look to this medallion, work the rings in RODS, reverse order double stitch.
*Row 5 R 3 - 3 clr rw
CH 5 + (join to the picot of ring) + (join to vsp of medallion) chain 5 + (join to base of ring) rw
CH 3 (- 3) x 5, 3 rw. Repeat around from * Secure ends.

The original directions say to join the thread directly to the edge of the collar and attach the tatting as you make it. However, the tatted trim will last much longer than the cloth so it may advisable to tat the trim first and sew it down later.

CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3
R 3 - 3 clr rw
CH 5 + (join to picot of ring) 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 rw repeat around

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