I started another motif. The pattern stated "small" picots (marked by -) in places and "medium" picots in others (marked by --) which is a notation I also use. Working this pattern has made me realise how problematic this notation can be! The first round of this motif has 14 repeats. As you can see from my first attempt, after 10 repeats, I realised there was no way I was going to close the circle even after I made 14.
This was due to the picots on my large rings being too small. I started again with longer picots and this time it works.
Small, medium, large is a subjective definition, isn't it? What's small to one will be someone else's medium, and so on. It's made me wonder whether I should be more specific when stating picot sizes, as in giving an actual measurement. What do you think? Is it a problem? I guess I'll often just look at the picture and gauge what size the picot should be although in this case, the picots on the picture in the pattern didn't look as big as I ended up having to do mine to make this fit.