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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Simple Celtic Knot Bookmark

I have designed this simple bookmark. The twisted chains give it a Celtic Knot style and by using 4 shuttles in alternating colours, makes it look a little more interesting.
I have written the pattern out and published the PDF which you can get from here
or from the Free Patterns section of my blog.
Don't worry if you do not have 4 shuttles, it can be done with 2 shuttles and 2 ball threads, but it can twist up quite a bit this way. Much easier to keep the threads under control if you use 4 shuttles!

8 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, that's very much like mine here. http://www.e.n.e.btinternet.co.uk/Friendshipbookmark.pdf SUCH a simple idea.

Margarets designer cards said...

Wow what a beautiful piece of tatting, love the pattern thank you for sharing
Margaret

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

4 shuttles! Now that's a challenge I think I'd enjoy!

Linda S Davies said...

Similar, Jane, but yours is definitely more complicated! I like the way you interlaced the rings in your centre row. It just shows that at some time, someone is bound to come up with a pattern that is similar!

creativasuculencia said...

I have also created a similar piece!

I made it twice, shown here: http://creativasuculencia.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/celtic-bookmark/ and here: http://creativasuculencia.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/what-i-sent-lo-que-yo-mande/

I had the same experience as Linda: I found doing it with four shuttles much *less* fiddly than using two and going twice around. I did get confident in not twisting my joins when I did it with 2 shuttles, though!

I like the simplicity of Linda's and find the centre interlocked rings of Jane's quite intriguing. Thanks for sharing your patterns, I never got around to publishing mine. I find the end I did much harder to explain than to tatt!

Lily said...

Oh Linda, that is beautiful!
What is the colorway?

Yes, that is similar to Jane's pattern (which I love to pieces!) I think that Jane's pattern is rather easy (but that's just my Opin)

I definitely am going to try this, thank you SO Much for sharing the pattern!

God's Kid said...

Great bookmark and I love the colors! :)

Elizabeth said...

Really like the new bookmark. I will have to try it with 4 shuttles.
Elizabeth
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