Graces: Gail Final Pattern

Gail Finished
Finished pattern Gail completed in 2015 as part of my 3 Graces patterns.

The end results of my work with the Gail pattern, done with thinner size 12 thread. I like the dangling centre, it moves when the snowflake is hanging from a thread and a bit of air movement catches it. Adding one more stitch between each ring on the frame made the pattern come into focus and sit properly.

I’m very happy with this pattern and it is available as part of my Graces pattern at my Etsy site knotshire.etsy.com

Graces: Gail Experimenting

Gail experimenting 1
Experimenting with changing the centre from Diane produces a more frilly Gail centre.

The centre from snowflake Diane with some picots added to the outer chains makes for a nice frilly centre for Gail.

Gail experimenting 2
Experimenting with a frame for Gail.

This frame for the Gail snowflake centre has potential… I’ve stretched the frame out with my fingers to make it bigger, so it gives an idea of what the end doily may look like. I need to modify the number of stitches I’m using in the portion you can see in white.

The next step is to try this in the smaller thread, and with a modified stitch count in the frame.

Graces: Gail Inspiration

Gail Inspiration
An ornament from the pattern book Tatting For Today was part of the inspiration for Gail.

I often use old pattern books for inspiration for new patterns. I like the dangling motif inside the ring on this pattern.

Gwen inspiration
The centre from my snowflake Diane was my inspiration for the little snowflakes.

And still going strong from inspiration from my snowflake Diane, this will be the centre of my new pattern Gail.