I recently had comments and questions on this edging so I thought I'd revisit it. I had always wanted to tweak it anyway as the curve wasn't quite right on the top of the crown and it still needed improving slightly overall.
We are very lucky that Tina's books are available online, both her 1919 Schiffchenspitze and her 1921 book (many thanks to Georgia Seitz). I therefore think it is ok to share my version of it. I had been asked before so I'm pleased to do it now.
|The green and pale blue are made in Altin Basak 50|
The purple is made in Lizbeth 20
I tried lots of different things on the green and purple versions, even extending the bottom chain so that you could use it to join to fabric but then I didn't like the space it created so I went back to the shorter chain. I'm showing you these as they came off my shuttles, not pressed or blocked in any way so some of the rings are crooked... I just quickly scanned these samples as they were!
I've discovered something though whilst making this: when making a thrown ring or a Josephine Knot, there is a tendency for it to flop about (too much for my liking, especially if it's not subsequently attached to anything) but I found that if, after making the TR or the JK, you start the chain again with the 2nd half of the double stitch first, it adds a lot of stability to the element. Makes tighter, neater work.
So on this edging, after both the bottom and top TRs and after the JKs, I did that though it is not marked on the pattern. I leave that up to you to choose to do this or not. Try it and see what you think. So the blue version is the one I wrote the pattern for - I used a JK on the bottom chain but you could use a small ring as in the original Tina version if you prefer. The rest is all very similar to the original pattern, just smaller!
Ok, nothing fancy for this one, I'm just going to write the pattern right here in this post.
TINA FRAUBERGER CROWNS
Scaled down by Frivole
C3-3, TR3-3-3-3, C3-3, join to vsp
C3, TR4-4, C3, TR4vsp4, C3, TR4-4, C3, LJ to base of R10vsp10, rw
C3-6+*6-6, LJ to vsp of centre small ring below, TR3-3-3-3, C6-6, TR3vsp3,
C6-3, LJ to vsp of R10vsp10, rw
C4-4, JK12, C4-4, rw
Repeat from beginning.
* This join only applies on subsequent repeats, not on the first.
Hope you enjoy making these small crowns and hope there are no mistakes, do let me know if you find some and I'll correct the pattern.