Friday, August 16, 2013

How to cut???

I tatted up the Pernille cross from Lene Bjorn's book Tatted Bookmarks.  I love this book and I think this is my favorite from the book so far.  The only problem is that I had to tat it twice.  It was a graduation gift and I missed the stitch count on the very first chain!!!  GRR.  The gift was late due to this and the fact that I sliced my finger open using a knife.

I want to fix my original cross with the messed up stitch count and an extra picot, but how do I cut out the tatting and not lose everything that I've tatted?  How do I then fix it? 
I'm including a picture which will hopefully help.  The chain in question is the very first chain of the entire cross!!!  And of course I tatted the whole rest of the cross without discovering my error. 

Just as a heads up a product review (non-tatting) and a giveaway will be coming up on the blog soon!!


  1. I could only guess so this is just a thought. I would consider cutting the chain in the center and untatting each side. Then tie more thread to the first side and re-tat the chain as it should be and tie off at the other end and hide all ends. ***But, I would ask the more professionals first. :) It looks great otherwise!!! :)

  2. at the first ring pair cut the thread at the point which will undo to produce the longest threads, either at the start of the chain or the first ring. then tat around and hide ends as normal.

  3. A difficult question, I being lazy would properly scrap it, I think I would cut off the arm of the cross making the second arm the first arm and carry on from the point you have got to and then as you get to the first arm which would have the finish point, keep tatting until to get to the point where you cut off the work. Sew in all ends. I hope this helps to answer your question

  4. Oh, dear! I've always cut out the mistake and started from the point where I made the mistake. That doesn't solve your problem at all! I hope someone has a solution for you.

  5. Arrgh! That is something I run into so often. It is hard to find an error until you need that spot again.