Materials: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s
tatting cotton No. 40; tatting-pin No. 2.
This diamond is suitable for trimming
collars, cuffs, &c., when worked with fine cotton. Work first the four
corner patterns separately, as follows:--7 double, 3 purl divided by 3
double, 6 double, join the stitches into a circle, work close to this
circle a second one consisting of 6 double fastened on the last purl
of the 1st circle, 4 double, 2 purl divided by 4 double, 6 double;
then a 3rd circle consisting of 6 double fastened on the last purl of
the preceding circle, 3 double, 2 purl divided by 3 double, 7 double.
Take a second shuttle, fasten the
cotton on the end of the cotton of the 1st circle, throw the cotton of
the 1st shuttle over the fingers of the left hand, and work with this
cotton over the cotton on the other shuttle in the right hand. Work 5
double, and then one circle as follows with the cotton in the left
hand only:--8 double fastened on the last purl of the 3rd of the 3
circles worked close to each other, 5 double, 1 purl, 5 double, 1
purl, 4 double, 1 purl, 6 double, then again over the cotton on the
other shuttle, 5 double, 4 purl divided by 5 double, 5 double, then
with one shuttle only one circle as follows:--6 double, 1 purl, 4
double, 1 purl, 5 double, 1 purl, 5 double fastened on 1st purl of the
circle worked at the beginning, 8 double; then again with two shuttles
5 double. Fasten the cotton on the piece of cotton before the 5 double
worked with two shuttles, so that the stitches worked over two
shuttles form a circle, and cut off the cotton.
When three of these patterns have been
worked, work the centre pattern of the square. It consists of 4 leaves
touching each other at the lower points; each leaf is formed of 3
double, 5 purl divided by 3 double, 3 double; each following leaf is
fastened on to the preceding one at the place of the 1st purl. Then
work first 1 round of the oval circles of the square, with which the
corner patterns are joined. Fasten the cotton on one purl of one
corner pattern, make 7 double, 1 purl, 8 double; fasten on the
corresponding purl of another corner pattern, work 8 double, 1 purl, 7
double, join the stitches into a circle, fasten the cotton on to the
same purl to which the cotton has already been fastened, carry the
latter on to the next purl of the same corner pattern, fasten it, then
work three more circles like the first, which are fastened on to each
preceding circle, at the place of the first purl; fasten the cotton on
the two cross purl of the centre pattern, and work four similar
circles on the other side of the same.
The 8 circles which go across the
square in the opposite direction are worked in the same manner. When
the square is completed, draw two threads on each side of each corner
pattern on to the other side of the square along the cotton which
joins the circles together. |