Yes, I finally got around to trying this Mary Konior pattern. It intimidated me for a long time! I know why - it took me a long time to get the pattern repeats fixed in my brain, but once it clicked it is very easy and you can increase the size and keep tatting for a larger piece. Lovely pattern.
I found this in this book:
I absolutely could not decipher the pattern in the diagram. There were no written instructions.
Really, I studied the diagram for ages and gave up, but then recalled that this pattern was in one of the books on my shelf.
The book was much easier to understand so I was able to tat the motif; otherwise it would never have made it off my shuttles. No way.
This is the blue thread, hand-dyed #20 (I think), sent to me by Denise. It is a great thread, whatever it is, and even though it is a bit thick, I enjoyed tatting with it very much.