Instructions for Bookmark B8
  Lesson 7

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Bookmark B8 - Lesson 7

B8  B8 pattern  B8 bookmark This pieces uses techniques from the cloth stitch lesson, lesson 1, lesson 3, lesson 5, and lesson 6.  It also includes a cloth stitch or half stitch spot, and the kiss stitch.  Hanging on is also a little more complicated.

It requires 14 pairs wound in pairs.  I used the full size pattern, and 40/2 linen.  Comparable threads are Fresia linen 40/2, Bockens linen 35/2, Cordonnet crochet cotton #40, pearl cotton # 12.
  Start by hanging 6 pairs on the temporary pin T1.  These will be the passive pairs for the 2 trails, or footsides. 
Also hang 2 pairs on temporary pin T2.  These will be the weavers for the 2 footsides or trails.
You should temporarily immobilize the right hand batch of bobbins, because they will slide around and drive you crazy if you don't.  What I do is take the bundle and wrap it 3 times around the pin.  Then I can work with the left hand bunch in a more normal way.  Do this both for the right hand batch on Temporary pin 1 and Temporary pin 2.
Lay the left hand batch of bobbins from T1 like this.
Hang 2 pairs for the top center tally on pin B.
Take the left hand pair from temporary pin 2 through all the passives from A to B, through the pairs for the first tally, around pin B, and then towards pin C.
This diagram and the next one show each line as a single thread.  It shows where the threads go, just the general direction so you can understand their pathways.  But this diagram does not tell you what stitches to do.
This diagram shows the actual stitches to do at each intersection.  The red intersections are TCTC.  The purple stitches are CTC.  The yellow ovals are leaf tallies.  The light blue bar is a braid CTCTCTCTCTC.
Note that at pin B I have changed from doublestitch to cloth stitch.  That is because removing that twist makes the threads around the pin more compact.  This works better for hanging on.

Another odd thing is that the area of pins A B and C will have a tendency for all the passive pairs to move downwards towards pin B.  We want them to spread themselves out evenly between A and B and between B and C.  So you should put extra twists on the weaver between the inner passive and the middle one. I put 3 or 5 extra twists in that position.  I also put 1 extra twist on the weaver between the central passive and the outer passive.  The little black hatch lines on the diagram represent extra twists on that pair in that position.
Also along the outer edges, the distance between pins is fairly large.  In this situation you can add an extra twist on the passive.  But this is a matter for personal discretion. 

The cloth stitch spot is new also. It is very simple, really. You just bring in extra threads from the tallies at the top 3 pins of the spot. Just follow the colors.

The pink pins near the center of the spot have a stitch between them.  This is called a "kiss" stitch.  The spot weaver and the footside weavers change places.  Twist each weaver 3 times, work CTC with them, twist each 3 times.  Resume the spot and the 2 footsides. 
  I actually worked the first spot in half stitch, as at left.  Work alternate spots in cloth stitch.

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© Lorelei Halley 2012                    First posted June 21, 2012