Not really a surprise, simply adding 2 sides to the four sided design I started with doesn’t work.
While I was doing the inner row, it was pretty obvious that simply adding 2 point clusters to the 4 point clusters from the starting pattern was going to cause spacing issues. It felt a bit cramped. While tatting on the outer row, it was clear that this pattern wanted to be square. So I stopped work on this motif.
I think the colour on this motif is much nicer than the dark blue and white of the square motif. This is still the size 8 thread, same as the thick thread I used on the square motif, but it doesn’t look nearly as clunky – probably due to the colour. So the cool blue hand dyed thread that is my inspiration for this snowflake doily, Florence, will likely look very nice. Which is a good thing.
On to the next attempt.