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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Frauberger Edging: Pattern Notes

There was a lot of interest in the Frauberger edging that I posted to my blog a few days ago. It will take a couple of weeks to finish the bookmark and to get a proper diagram made, but for those who would like to tat along now, here are my pattern notes:

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Update: Click Here for a more recent post with improved stitch counts


There are many ways to accomplish the order of rings and chains in this pattern. I tried at least three methods myself, and settled on one that I think works best. This method uses no shoelace tricks or overlapping of threads. I have color coded Shuttle 1 and Shuttle 2 work, as well as provided numbers to symbolize the order of operations below:


Step 11 and Step 23 finish with a lock join to the base of the ring. 

The only "odd" instruction is that you will be using Shuttle 1 to create both the inner ring and the bottom chain. Going from Step 12 to Step 13 (pictured above) requires that you do NOT reverse your work, and instead continue with the inner ring using the shuttle that just formed your chain stitches (Shuttle 1). If this is confusing at all, don't hesitate to ask questions in the comments below.

One more important thing to note: Using a Catherine Wheel join will create a smooth, uninterrupted curve of the outer chains. Each Catherine Wheel join counts as one stitch (remember to include this factor when following the stitch counts in the pattern).

To center the floating trefoil over the join, you will need to make TWO Catherine Wheel joins (one immediately before the trefoil, and one immediately after). Make both of your joins to the top picot of the ring below.

I hope this is clear, let me know if you have any questions!

8 comments:

  1. Dziękuję bardzo za piękny wzór na zakładkę.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your pattern notes, Robin :-)
    If it wasn't midnight here, I'd try it right away !

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  3. Your a real sweety that is a nice thing to do we love it!

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  4. Precioso patrón .Gracias por compartirlo.

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  5. Thank you for sharing the pattern notes, that's very kind of you
    Margaret

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  6. Thank you for sharing your notes! I'm printing a copy as I type. :-)

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  7. Thanks Robin for sharing your notes :).

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  8. This is a beautiful pattern ! Thank you for sharing !

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