Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sweet Briar Rose

I’m having fun with this one. This motif starts off by wrapping with the working thread rather than using padding cord. That’s a new one on me. Padding is only needed for the inner circle and the outer border, so maybe the original designer (Mme. Hardouin, I assume) didn’t want to fiddle with pc for the center. The book says this is a “small and lightweight design” and recommends thread Nos. 80, 90 and 100. I used 60 since that’s the smallest I have. It actually turned out prettier than I expected.

For the motif pictured I used:
No 60 thread
No 10 padding cord (pc)
1.00mm hook 

Pattern uses US terminology

From the Guipure d'Irlande books by Madame Hardouin.
You can download or view it here.


No. 2 - L’EGLANTINE (sweet briar rose)

Wrap thread (not pc) 25 to 30 times around the shaft of your hook (trying to wrap in the same place for a nice firm ring), remove ring from hook, work 20 sc in ring and join
*ch 5, skip 1 sc, sc in the next sc* repeat 9 times (10 total arches)
ch 2, 1 sc in top of first ch 5 arch, ch 5, sc in the middle of each remaining arch
ch 5, sl in 1st ch of first arch
6 sc in each of the 10 ch 5 spaces

sc in next sc
ch 3, *1 dc in the next sc, 2 dc in next sc*, repeat * to * 3 more times, 1 dc in next sc (total of 1 ch 3 and 13 dc over 10 sts)
turn, ch 3, 1 dc in same dc and each dc of previous row (14 dc)
turn, ch 3, 1 dc in same dc and each dc of previous row (15 dc)
8 sl st down side of petal
2 sc in next 2 sc of the center

Repeat petal 4 times (5 petals total)

Hold pc against side of first petal and fasten at ring
8 sc up side of petal, 3 sc in corner, one sc in each dc across top of petal,
three sc in the opposite corner, 8 sc down side and 1 sc in the hollow between the petals.
Repeat for remaining petals, secure pc and cut.

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