After spending time at the yarn shop this weekend I started experimenting with tatting with yarn. This is the start of a scarf using an insertion pattern from (where else?) one of the Priscilla Tatting books. To understand the scale, the book it’s on is the back back cover of my bound print out of Priscilla Tatting book #2. This is the first of 6 rows. Originally I’d thought that I’d be making a belt out of pattern, but once I got started it became clear that it would end up being too thick. So a scarf it is. The yarn is a Debbie Bliss yarn and it’s a worsted weight cotton. Finally my large Tatsy shuttles are getting some use!
The pattern thus far is pretty basic. Both rings and chains are 2(-2)x5 or 5 picots separated by 2 ds. The next row will be the same, but the rings will interlock at the 2nd and 4th picots. These first two rows are going to be in white. The next row on either side will be light purple and then the outer rows will be purple.
I think this will be my main project for the drive up to Seattle. Hopefully, I’ll have it done by the time I arrive in Washington from sunny California.