You will get it!! :)
Is it one of those older patterns which doesn't count the join as the first half stitch? - because if that's what's happening, then even half a stitch over the course of the round will make a difference to it's lying flat.
Yes, Maureen, it looks like an older pattern. Wouldn't that mean that I am adding too little? Therefore the thing would cup, not frill out, right?
yes, that's right - if they don't count the join as part of a stitch, and if you are only making the second half after each join, then effectively you are one stitch short cumulatively, all the way around - so it will cup. I've found that to be the case in several of the old patterns from the Dover books. You can only try it, I suppose.
Thanks! I thought I was going mad! That is one of those concepts that stumps me dyslexically. : ) So, I have done it again - tatted the round and cut it off. I’m done. I have switched threads and it is going much more according to the pattern. Stubbornly, I wanted to use that new thread... serves me right!
Great, ghastly geckos! You must have heard me groan all the way up in Toronto when I saw you had to cut . . . (Are Mr. G's ears ok? ;)Thanks for stopping by and leaving such kind words!
Would it be possible to use a template so you could tat half or quarter of a round and see if it will lie flat? A shame to tat a whole round before realising it aint gonna work and getting the scissors out! Especially as it gets bigger and bigger.
I hate when a piece won't lie flat. I hope you figure it out soon!
Oh, you are so ruthless!
Fox, I hope you haven't thrown away the snipped out circle ?! You could snip out the inner round which has the cuts already, & still use the outer circle/2nd round for something ! It is still intact. Sometimes, it is a boon that not everything is done in one pass :-)It is very interesting watching this doily grow & take shape .
Ugh, I'm so so sorry. That stinks.
That is the most scaring stork you could ever meet! I agree with Jane, what do you think about printing a polar grid, hexagonal, to check the stitches' count? I'm so sorry every time you use scissors... A challenging pattern indeed, with a lot of empty space. Ciao.