I'm always excited to try a new pattern, especially if there is a new technique involved! Linda's Classic Doily has split rings and split chains! I've never done split chains before and it was a great to learn this technique. I love that you can climb out of rounds in a doily and not have to cut, tie and hide ends. This was my first attempt so don't look at the chains too closely! ; ) I read the How-To from the book I got from my advanced tatting class called Oh My Stars. You can also view this book on my home page under the 'My Bookshelf' Tab. This a great book that explains techniques for both shuttle and needle tatting. Hope that you all are having a great Thursday! It's almost the weekend! Be blessed everyone!