#18 Motif Challenge
The Knot Stitch
For almost two years, I have been eyeing this pattern, which uses this funny little non-tatting knot. I tried it several times, to no avail - I just could not seem to understand the instructions and the shuttles took to the air... well, you know me and my... ahem... somewhat tenuous relationship with my shuttles!
This is the Knot Stitch---
----This is the book in which the pattern appears
However, a twist to the story: enter Snapdragon Lace! There is a page on her blog where the pattern has been has de-mystified, so that EVEN I can understand it! ( she was kind enough to respond to a FEW of my anxious emails as well.)
Thank you, Snapdragon Lace, for being so patient, and for helping me out.
#19 Motif Challenge
I was even moved to do the leaf, which I think is very pretty.
It would look lovely if tatted, as in the original, all around a central rose motif...
Take heart, any of you out there in Tat-land who have been where I have with this pattern.
This is one of many earlier attempts:
Close, but no cigar...
Snapdragon Lace wasn't fooling when she re-named this the Rose Motif (From Hell)!