Umintsuru and I have begun a BIG challenge!
You can see her beginning here.
I am using some #40 Kary Solomon HDT and for the white, I am tatting with the Portuguese thread I found in a local Crochet thread shop.
I have added a row and a half: this
This Kurbatskaya pattern is difficult to follow and the photograph in the book does not show fine detail very well so I found myself starting the second white row three times.
On the fourth row I changed the count of the split rings and it seems to work now, but I am wondering what is going to happen later on! I have a feeling I will be doing a lot of revisions to the original.
It will be interesting to see how we each approach this Russian pattern. I am so glad to have a partner-in-tatting for this lengthy piece. Thanks Umintsuru!