R: ring. Cl close SS switch shuttles RW reverse work vsp very small picot Lj lock join Ch chain
LSC lock stitch chain – work first half of the double stitch as usual followed by second half UNFLIPPED to lock it. In the instructions the number of times you need to work this is shown as x and the number. So x 3 would mean you work first half ds flipped (turned) followed by second half ds unflipped (not turned) - three times.
NB – Don’t forget the italics (red text) are for those who like to do ‘front side, back side’ tatting and show where you need to reverse the order of working double stitches. This does not apply to the second side of a regular split ring.
Ch: 2 RW
R41: 6 vsp 5 Cl RW
Ch: 6 RW
R42: 4 vsp 3 Cl RW
Ch: 6 RW
R43: 3 vsp 2 Cl RW
Ch: 8 vsp 1 DNRW
LSC: x 3 Lj (R43) x 4 Lj (R42) x 4 Lj (R41) x 4 Lj (last vsp on neck – adjacent to R16) continue with
Ch: 4 Lj (next vsp neck Ch) 4 Lj (next vsp neck Ch) 4 Lj (next vsp neck) RW SS
Ch: 2 SS