Monday, 7 September 2015

wheels alla Priscilla

Wheels it is also the name for a kind of pasta in shape of wheels! But that is for a different kind of blog...

Pattern for the wheel: one shuttle. I promise: it's not an aunt's recipe!

- Start the center ring leaving a tail from the shuttle, about 12cm (5in) of thread: 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2  (11 picots)
- leave a mock picot then tat a split ring with the shuttle and the tail: 6ds/6ds
- leave a bare thread - I left about 1/8" - then tat a "large" ring 4-2-2-2-2-2-4

A)- leave a bare thread - same as previous - then tat a "small" ring 6+6, joining to the next picot of the center ring
B)- leave a bare thread - same as previous - then tat another "large" ring, 4+2-2-2-2-2-4, joining the last picot of previous large ring

- alternate small and large rings, repeating A) and B) for 10 times but for the last large ring:
- last large ring: 4+2-2-2-2-2+4, joining the last picot of previous large ring and the first picot of the first large ring.

The tail left at the beginning, it must be hidden inside the last large ring, with a magic loop trick or whatever you want. I use this method: That bare thread is part of the pattern.

Actually, now I'm having troubles with half-wheels in the last round! I'm afraid I have to tat them all apart, with a lot of tails. I'll keep you updated!



  1. Thank you for those instructions, Ninetta :-) At first the wheels in my brain wouldn't move, ... needed some lubricant to get them to start ;-P
    And thanks, also for sharing Sharon's link. I had seen it earlier, but forgotten about it. I don't 'weave' the tail back & forth, but I think I will switch to this from now on. Thanks for the reminder :-)

  2. Thanks Ninetta for showing how it's done. I look forward to seeing how you solve the problem of the half wheels.

  3. I can't wait to see the whole thing, I wore your beautiful earrings all this weekend and everyone asked about them :) I love your tatting and so perfect in person!


Thank you very much for all your nice comments.