I just love the way Judi used many different sizes of picots to give this design its unique look. So pretty! Now I'm normally one for eye-balling picots but with this design, you absolutely need a picot gauge as 6 different sizes of picots are used. And particularly with mignonette stitch, it's really essential to get all those bare threads the same length.
I love everything about this: the interesting contrast between the tiny rings and the larger rings on the outside, the wonderful combination of picots and their joins on the outside rings and the added texture of the bare threads. Wonderful!
Just for fun I scanned it on pink too.
I believe this pattern is also to be found in Judi Banashek's book "Advanced Tatting Patterns" if anyone has the book and is interested in looking it up. I, for one, will be on the search for a copy! If it's still findable....?
Thank you very much to S. for so kindly sending me the newsletter. This pattern is going on my favourite's list.