Homework submitted 5-11-2018

Ninetta sent in a wonderful explanation of her sample Dora Young Knot Stitch:

sample of Dora Young Knot Stitch tatted by Ninetta Caruso

She explains her method:

This time I started attaching the stitches to a piece of fabric, like in the edging N.21 at page 31 of the book, but I followed a triangular pattern, made up just to practise tatting the ks. For helping me to hold the picot in position, I used a paper clip, that turned out to be the key for me, otherwise my picots kept on closing. I started with 2 threads, one in the SH1 and one in SH2, then in 3rd row I added a second thread to SH1 and tatted row 3 and row 4, then cut out the 2nd thread from the shuttle and continued with just one. Two threads on shuttle tend to twist and I had to drop the SH1 very often. I used a  DMC size 40 cotton thread on SH1 and a comparable size polyester sewing thread on SH2 (gutermann ca02776). Only my personal opinion, but I like it with 2 threads only.

Thank you for adding to our tatting knowledge. Now to empty shuttles so I can try this out…..

See you in class!

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