For those who love hand made lace.
I'm working a spider in the footside and I believe I've worked the top portion correctly - but I am unsure of the bottom half. As far as I can figure leg #5 on the top half comes all the way across out and then back in the footside but when I get to the bottom I'm stumped ?! Does this leg now go back across the other 4 legs and resume #5 position on the bottom ? And then the other legs , what do they do? If anyone wants to jump in with where the top numbered pairs on the top will end up on the bottom I would really appreciate it. Thank you in advance. I"m added an image to show what I mean.
Darcee - Did your pattern come with a photo of the finished piece? If so please post another jpg file of that photo. Then I can probably help figure it out. I think your explanation so far makes sense. The right hand diagram shows working a sewing edge (pin after 4) instead of a winkiepin edge.\uap>
Yea!! Thank you! That's what I thought it should do but wasn't quite sure. The book came with pictures but no words and your drawing corrected mine. I forget that when the worker goes out the footside it's actually trading places and a different pairing is being brought back in.
Thank you so much for your help- it's nice to have the reassurance when I'm trying to figure things out on my own.
The patterns drawing looked just like the one you pictured next to my wobbly drawing (only it was all one color, thus my problem in deciding which leg ended up where.) The only thing that seemed clear to me was that the leg that I listed as leg #5 went all the way out the footside and then back in. This second picture you've put up would make an assymetrical spider but it doesn't connect the short middle legs to the footside like mine needs to.
Thank you for all the suggestions. I'm just loving learning this new (old) craft.
Thanks for the suggestions and another look at doing spiders!
I have seen some very different looking spiders lately, so someone on FB had shown a picture of this book with all different kinds of spiders in it. I did a search and found the book for a good price and am now waiting for it. I just love spiders..! I'll have to look at yours closer. Your spider is quite interesting..!