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Bocher 1912 Restored Page #110 by Rose Rogers

To aid in understanding the Josephine Knot, Rose Rogers selected a pattern from the 1912 Emmanuel Bocher Tatting Book which was originally published in French. Rose has translated the patterns and posted them for our tatting enjoyment. (That was a real gift to tatters, many thanks, Rose!) Note: The original pages translated by Rose Rogers were lost to us for many years. In 2009, the Online Tatting Class began a project to restore this work to the public.

The original pattern has a regular ring being thrown off the chain using shuttle 2. Rose has modified this pattern to a Josephine Knot, i.e., a ring made using only one half stitch.

R = ring CH = chain - = picot + = join RW = reverse work DNRW = do not RW

Original pattern - Wind 2 shuttles CTM

R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3. DNRW
R 3 + (to last p of prev r) 3 - 3 - 3. DNRW
R 3 + (to last p of prev r) 3 - 3 - 3. DNRW
R 3 + (to last p of prev r) 3 - 3 - 3. RW

CH 8. DNRW, switch shuttles,
R 2 - 2, DNRW, switch shuttles,
CH 8. RW

R 3 - 3 + (to center p of last ring made) 3 - 3. DNRW
R 3 + (to last p of prev r) 3 - 3 - 3. DNRW
R 3 + (to last p of prev r) 3 - 3 - 3. DNRW
R 3 + (to last p of prev r) 3 - 3 - 3.


Pattern modified with Josephine Knot - Wind 2 shuttles CTM
R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3. DNRW
R 3 + (to last p of prev r) 3 - 3 - 3. DNRW
R 3 + (to last p of prev r) 3 - 3 - 3. DNRW
R 3 + (to last p of prev r) 3 - 3 - 3. RW

CH 8, DNRW, switch shuttles,

Josephine Knot: R 10 half stitches, DNRW switch shuttles,

CH 8. RW

R 3 - 3 + (to center p of last ring made) 3 - 3. DNRW
R 3 + (to last p of prev r) 3 - 3 - 3. DNRW
R 3 + (to last p of prev r) 3 - 3 - 3. DNRW
R 3 + (to last p of prev r) 3 - 3 - 3.



Here is a terrific variation of this basic pattern by Krystle Pyette.


Krystle Pyette
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