I finally finished the pattern for Emma!
It has taken me longer than expected, mostly because I kept trying different stitch counts in a few places. I think I'm happy with it now.
The one place I did change the stitch count was the chains going up to and down from the top clover. Originally - and how I tatted the edging in the picture - the stitch count was 4 ds on each chain. But, though it looked good when done, it had to be straightened by blocking or it twisted, so I changed them to 6 ds. I also changed the two rings before and after those chains, making them 3-3 instead of 4-4. Now when done it lays nice before any blocking.
It looks like I need to change the pictures I used on the patterns. On screen it looks okay, but when I printed it the colors are so similar it's a little hard to distinguish. Maybe it's just my printer?
So, for those who have expressed interest in tatting Emma, the pattern has been added to the patterns tab.
I have another edging done. I haven't even started writing out the pattern yet, but it is an easier one so shouldn't take long. Key word: shouldn't. We'll see - if I think I need to make any changes on this one.
"All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns."
Labels: edging, pattern