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Pattern 24 - Cornflowers

Picture of lace

Colouring the scallops blue was intended to make them look like cornflowers. I don't think this quite works!

Pattern:
   Pattern of lace

Bobbins: 16 pairs (14 pairs green and 2 pairs blue)

Style: Torchon

Stitches:
   half stitch
   cloth stitch
   cloth stitch and twist
   twist single pair (grey)

Details:
   scallop headside (yellow)
   cloth stitch zigzag (red)
   half stitch zigzag (blue)
   double Torchon ground (grey)

Description:

Follow the links above for explanation of how to work the different parts of the lace.

The two edge pairs on both sides should be a different colour - blue in this version. One pair will be the workers for the scallop, and the other pair will be the edge pair. Then they swap over for the next scallop down. Remember to use one pair as workers throughout the whole scallop - do not swap workers with a green pair within the scallop. Of course, you could use the same colour for all bobbins in this pattern, if you prefer.

There are some grey lines joining different parts of the pattern, such as the zigzag and the scallop. The pairs need to be twisted between the pins. Sometimes this happens naturally as they leave the previous shape. But if not, give them an extra twist.

Pattern 18 had one zigzag on top of another, but the underneath one is so broken up that it looks like hearts. This pattern twists the zigzags round each each. This means that they both get broken up, and look rather like 'Z's! Pattern 21 tries to overcome this problem.