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Corner of trail or tape

Some styles of lace use a trail or tape. This is a long strip of lace, with passives. There may be a worker pair working across the strip, or one of the passives may become a worker pair. Pairs can leave or join the trail in a more flexible way than a Torchon shape.

The Turning stitch and Turning stitch and twist are one way to make a sharp turn in tape lace. I worked out another way to make a tape bend sharply through a right angle. See pattern 286.

Corner of trail or tape

There are 4 pairs in this example. Pin between first two pairs.

Corner of trail or tape

Work first pair across.

Corner of trail or tape

Work second pair across.

Corner of trail or tape

Work third pair across.

Corner of trail or tape

Pin before last pair, then move it across.

Corner of trail or tape

Turn pillow so threads hang downwards.

Corner of trail or tape

You will need to tighten the threads carefully.

The threads hanging downwards include the worker pair. The pins help to give a better shape.

The corner is a slope rather than a sharp right angle. But the threads themselves change direction very neatly, and this method fills in the corner well.