Okay, I'm stumped.....usually I can take a pattern and figure it out....no matter how it is written or diagrammed.....however, I just can't seem to figure out the vintage pansy pattern from page 20 of the Dover "Tatting Patterns" book by Sanders (a reprint of "The Priscilla Tatting Book #2", published in 1915, figure #45, page 17).... http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/pris2.pdf
These things have me puzzled:
Is it done in parts as picture #46 suggest (however the directions don't seem to be saying this)?
Why does it have two different instructions for "small petal"?
Am I having trouble because I am trying to translate to needle and there is something I am missing about the shuttle pattern?
Has anyone made this? Better yet has anyone written a modernized version of the pattern?