Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hankie Update

Here she is! After the holidays I am now embarking on the last side! This pattern has been fun, but quite a challenge, too.

The outside is worked first, so then you add the inside round as well as attach to the linen. The hankie that I'm using is Irish linen from that you can view HERE. The holes are pre-made so there was a lot of math that went into figuring out how many little 'fans' go for so many holes and then I had to add in the corners too. Ugh!

So I figured the best way to do this is to work one side of the outside round first, end with a ring so that I can easy pick it up again with a Lark's Head Knot (hmm, maybe I'll have to do a post one that little trick!) Anyway, once one outer-round is done, I work the inside and attach to the linen at the same time. That way if there is any miscalculation, I can go back on just that side and not have to take out the WHOLE outside round.

So three down, one to go! It looks really nice and I am pleasently surprised that the color came out so pretty. The lady that is purchasing this hankie wanted to go for an antique-looking blue, and I do believe that Lizbeth's Wedgewood Light (#655) delievered perfectly!!!

I've decided to call this the 'Something Blue...' Hankie, in honor of the bride that will be receiving the hankie in the fall for her wedding! Ciao for now!


Anonymous said...

Oh!! that is just gorgeous!! Love the color!!! Wow, I am not sure I could do all the "thinking" part of this border...I tend to like the easy ones that you just tat away with!!! However...your hanky has tempted me to give this border a try.

Allison said...

You should totally go for it! There is a bookmark pattern in the Mary Konior book called Black Magic that is really close to this edging pattern and is good practice. It's a pretty bookmark too!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful trim! So exquisite. And I love the color, too.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

This is a beautiful edging and a very unique approach to attaching it to the hankie! I don't think I would have thought it through that way!

I recognized Mary Konior's "Maids of Honour" right away! Her patterns are wonderful.

I wanted to mention your 'presentation board' from back in November. What a FABULOUS display! I'm sure everyone was impressed with it!

Allison said...

Thanks Linda and Kathy! I just LOVE Mary Konior's book - It is truly one of those books that is such so full of amazing ideas! I see a new pattern in it I want to try every time I open it. Thanks for the comment on my display board! It was fun to share tatting with my class.

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