Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles by
Georgia Seitz
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Anchorage Alaska 99515-2905 USA
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Split Rings, Split Rings, Split Rings
By Georgia Seitz

In the patterns for the three samples shown the number of double stitches are only suggestions. Here is your opportunity to design your own shape and size of lace. Add picots if wanted or leave out any not needed for joining purposes.

These patterns and diagrams are excerpts from Book 4 of the Ribbonwinners Series, "Tatting on the Edge...and Beyond." Used by permission of the author.



Trefoil:

R 3 - 9 cl r.

*SH2 R using 8 - 8 cl r.

Split ring: R 3 - 3 / 6 Repeat once.

Repeat from * for desired length.


Quatrefoil:

R 8 - 8 cl r using shuttle one. Repeat twice more.

*Split ring: R 8 / 8; cl r with shuttle one. Repeat once.

SH1 R 8 - 8 cl r. SH2 R 8 - 8 cl r.

Repeat from * for desired length.


Leaning Quatrefoil:

SH1 R 8 - 8 cl r Repeat twice more.

*Split ring: R 8 / 8 cl r. Leave a tiny length of thread between these two rings to accommodate the angle of the next ring. Repeat once leaving no space.

SH2 R 8 - 8 cl r. Repeat once.

Repeat from * for desired length.


Double Shamrocks in a Row Variation



Split ring A: SH1 R 6 / SH2 6 using shuttle two; cl r with shuttle one.

SH1 Ring 1: 3 + 3 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 3 cl r.

SH2 Ring 2: 3 + 3 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 3 cl r.

*Split ring B: 6 / 6 cl r.


SH1 Ring 3: 3 +(join to last picot of ring 1) 3 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 3 cl r.

SH2 Ring 4: 3 + (join to last picot of ring 2) 3 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 3 cl r.

Repeat from * for desired length.



Double Shamrocks in a Row Wide Variation
Split ring : SH1 R 8 / 8 cl r.

Upper ring : SH1 R 8 - 1 - 1 - 8 cl r.

Lower ring : SH2 R 8 - 1 - 1 - 8 cl r. Repeat for desired length.


Second round: Split ring: R 8 / 8 cl r.

Upper ring: Use SH1 R 8 +(join to picot of ring on previous round) 1 - 1 + (join to next free picot on next ring of previous round; that is, each upper ring joins to two rings of the previous round; see diagram) 8 cl r.

Lower ring : SH2 R 8 - 1 - 1 - 8 cl r. Repeat for desired length.




Lattice Insertion or Edging



For the lattice pattern, the rings are 8 DS on a side. Make two long strips of split rings in color one leaving just a smidgen of shuttle thread after each ring. The second color rings take one shuttle thread over and one thread under the ease left between rings and make the first hs of the next ring extra snug. At the outer edges, the space of shuttle thread on the outer side should be just a bit longer than the inner side to accomodate the "bend."



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Georgia Seitz


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