Sunday, 1 November 2009

Tatting Abbreviations

I keep finding patterns that use abbreviations without telling me what they mean. I'm relatively new to tatting so it's most frustrating. I've decided to keep a list of abbreviations which I'll add to as I come across them, rather than keeping links to multiple lists.

--medium length picot
---long picot
clrclose ring
ljlock join
lplong picot
lrlarge ring
scmrself closing mock ring
sltshoe lace trick
srsmall ring
ssswitch shuttles
vspvery small picot


WrathofDawn said...

Mwa ha ha! I've found you, my pretty!

This tatting looks pretty cool. But until I finish all the half-finished knitting projects, NO MORE CRAFTS FOR ME!

M said...

I wasn't hiding exactly but didn't tell anyone about this blogging malarky as I'm pretty irregular.

Tatting is good because it's quite easy to pop into a small bag and take with you.

Gina said...

You've made a point about the abbreviations that is so true. Also in another post about the directions. I believe in writing every detail out, every rw, p, etc. Many experienced tatters feel that is redundant but when you are new, it's crucial. When I started, it took me 2-3 years to feel like I knew when to anticipate a rw or not. 12 years later, I still get confused when it is missing.

M said...

Hello Gina. I'm glad it's not just me then. It annoys me most when I don't realise till after I've completed a ring or chain so I'm starting to pay attention just after the change so I won't have to unpick too much when I go wrong.

Anonymous said...


just registered and put on my todo list

hopefully this is just what im looking for, looks like i have a lot to read.

Anonymous said...

pretty cool stuff here thank you!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...


just registered and put on my todo list

hopefully this is just what im looking for, looks like i have a lot to read Im trying to find a way to build an e-mail list.

Anonymous said...

Just bring about this forum via google. Joyful to join you. I came here to learn your cant . thanks all.

Anonymous said...

Elo, I am new to these parts. Better had make an introduction.

see you around and Thankyou

(apologise if this is the wrong thread to post)