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Pattern 80 - Contrasting buds II

Picture of lace

This is one of two similar patterns. See pattern 79.

   Pattern of lace

Bobbins: 12 pairs

Style: English Midland

   plait (green)
   twisted pair (grey)
   lazy join
   join - 2 pair + 1 pair
   cloth stitch and twist
   cloth stitch
   half stitch

   nine pin headside (green)
   cloth bud (red)
   half stitch bud (blue)


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

The green lines in the headside are plaits. The grey lines which enter and leave the buds are twisted pairs of threads. It is the use of twisted pairs rather than plaits which distinguishes this pattern from pattern 79.

The tricky part of this pattern is the start. There is a nine pin headside on both sides, and each side needs 4 pairs, making 8 in all. All these eight pairs begin at a single pin (marked on the starting diagram above). Then 4 pairs are worked across the top as a nine pin headside, before going downwards on the right. The other 4 pairs start immediately on the left headside.

The bud needs 8 pairs in all. The first 4 pairs all start at the top pin of the bud, but only 2 continue in the bud. The other two go upwards to join the headside (using join - 2 pair + 1 pair), then leaving to join the bud lower down. The remaining 4 pairs to join bud come from the headside.