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Pattern 56 - Flowers and roses

Picture of lace

This is another Torchon flower pattern, designed just after pattern 55.

Pattern:
   Pattern of lace

Bobbins: 15 pairs (3 brown, 1 green, 1 red, 10 yellow)

Style: Torchon

Stitches:
   half stitch
   cloth stitch
   cloth stitch and twist
   twist pair

Details:
   scallop headside (yellow and grey)
   fan headside (red)
   torchon ground (grey)
   rose ground (cyan)
   cloth zigzag (green)
   single twisted footside (dark grey)

Description:

Follow the links above for explanation of how to work the different parts of the lace. The passives in the fans, scallops and zigzag are yellow. The workers in the fans and scallops are red, and the workers in the zigzag are green. They start where indicated.

I used rose ground between the flowers in the headside and the leaves. This seemed appropriate for a flower lace! Perhaps they are shorter flowers, or flowers in the background. The head side flowers are of two different sizes, since scallops are larger than fans with the same number of threads. They also give different effects. The footside is of brown thread, and represents the flower bed. This highlights the half spiders splendidly. But you could choose the colours differently, if you wish.