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Friday, March 22, 2013
Roses and Vine
This is 'Roses and Vine Bookmark', designed by Paula Gero. I found the pattern on Intatters. I pruned the vine a bit - the pattern calls for chains with 5 ds between picots, but I reduced that to 3. I also used four flowers instead of five. It's still 22 cm long. I had to keep my wits about me to follow all the twists and turns of the vine, but the pattern is very clear. I may try it again using size 40 thread instead of the 20 I used here. The pattern actually says size 10. I think Paula's size 10 must be different to mine, or the bookmark would be absolutely enormous! I had trouble hiding the end of the yellow thread in the small ring, so I did a false picot and then hid the start and end threads in the purple chains.