Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles by
Georgia Seitz
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Anchorage Alaska 99515-2905 USA
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Asta Cebulla's Modernized Pattern for the Spencer Doily
Spencer Doily
Needlecraft February 1925 Vol. XVI No. 6 page 20
by Mrs. J. C. Spencer


***Pattern in modern short notation*** I have used short notation, and I have described all joins separately. This is written for "intermediate tatters," i.e., I haven't specified basics such as RW between ring and chain or the mock picot when you climb out with split ring or split chain from one round to the next round. And I don't specify where you should join the picot. You can find it easily on the picture of the doily.

I like to see even in a written pattern the visual aspect, that is why I write down all double stiches and picots of a ring or chain and I do not write the sequence that is repeated in brackets with the number of times to repeat, like: 4+(4 - ) 3 times. I prefer to write instead: 4+4 - 4 - 4. If it is long I might give a short explanation in brackets, starting with "ie".

Abbreviations:
R ring
CH chain
sR split ring
sCH split chain
rw rewind work (reminder in special cases)
- picot
+ joined picot
cs change shuttle [ed.'s note: switch shuttles]

Center:
Row 1:
R 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2 (ie 11 picots)

Row 2:
sR 5 / 5
CH 5
R 5-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5
[CH 5
R 5+2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5
CH 5
R 5 / 5], repeat 11 times
sCH 5 / 5
sR 5+2-2-2 / 5+2-2-2-2

Row 3:
sR 5 / 5
CH 6
R 5+5
CH 5
R 5-2-2-2-2-2-5
R 5+2-2-2-2-2-2-5
R 5+2-2-2-2-2-5
CH 5
R 5+5
CH 6
R 5+5
[CH 5
R 5-2-2+2-2-2-5
R 5+2-2-2-2-2-2-5
R 5+2-2-2-2-2-5
CH 5
R 5+5
CH 6
R 5+5], repeat 10 times
sCH 5 / 5
R 5-2-2+2-2-2-5, rw and cs
R 5-2-2+2-2-2-5
sR 5+2-2-2 / 5+2-2-2

Row 4:
sR 4-4 / 4-4
[CH 6-6
R 4+4-4-4
CH 6-6
R 4+4-4-4
CH 6-6
R 4+4+4-4], repeat 11 times
CH 6-6
R 4+4-4-4
CH 6-6
R 4+4-4+4
sCH 6-6

Row 5:
sR 2-2-2-4 / 2-2-2-4
R 4+4-4-4, rw and cs
R 4+4-4-4
[CH 14-14
R 4-4-4-4
R 4+2-2-2+2-2-2-4
R 4+4-4-4], repeat 17 times
sCH 14/14

Row 6:
sR 5-5 / 5-5
[CH 7-7
R 5+5-5-5
CH 7-7
R 5+5-5-5
CH 7-7
R 5+5+5-5], repeat 17 times
CH 7-7
R 5+5-5-5
CH 7-7
R 5+5-5+5
sCH 7 / 7

Row 7:
Tat as row 6
to be continued...

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