Old Grounds Pattern

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  bobbin-lace  reverse torchon-grounds  
 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.
Section 2
 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. 
braid-plait The thick light blue lines represent braids/plaits made of 2 pairs.  


    Last edited:   11/15/14