Old Grounds Pattern
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Plaited Lace Lesson I Square3 Circle
|Hang 2 pairs on each pin.|
| Section 1
All the red intersections are TCTC So each pin is worked
TCTC pin TCTC
Work in diagonal rows. It is more efficient.
All the green intersections are TC. Each ground pin in the interior is worked
TC pin TC
But the edge pins are worked TCTC pin TCTC. This makes a firmer edge.
| Section 3
Each red intersection is worked TCTC
All green intersections are TC But the hatch marks indicate an extra twist.
So each ground pin is worked TTC pin TTC
Each edge pin is worked TCTC pin TCTC
| Section 4
In this one the stitch after the pin (beneath the pin) is different from the one above the piin.
So each ground pin is worked TTC pin TC
| Section 5
For this one use the same stitches as for section 3. This makes a honeycomb ground unit.
TTC pin TTC
But do TCTC pin TCTC along both edges.
| Section 6
Use the same stitch as for section 1. TCTC pin TCTC
| Section 7
This has various names. In English it is called rose ground. Other names are Virgin ground, 5 hole ground (usually worked with only 1 pin in the center).
Work every pin TC pin TC
The thick blue lines in some places along the edge are braids/plaits, worked CTCTCTCTC.
| Section 8
In this variant the corner pins are not closed.
|The thick light blue lines represent braids/plaits made of 2 pairs.|
Last edited: 11/15/14