Need help with Hardanger pattern instructions please

by Kathleen Eckberg
(Ventuta, Ca)

Thread pattern on chart

Thread pattern on chart

I purchased a pattern for three angel ornaments. Permin 01-2632 The instructions are not very clear. There are 4 different kinds of lines on the pattern but the directions do not distinguish how they are to be sewn differently. Also, there are 2 different widths of threads but no indication on the pattern which to use where or how to use them differently.

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My best guess is...
by: Carol

I have taken a look at the photos you sent, Kathleen, and below are my best guesses at what the lines on the graph represent.

The two lines with a white gap between appear to indicate buttonhole stitch for the edges of the angels.

The thick black lines are for the satin stitches making up the kloster blocks.

Then you have one of the other lines for the cable stitch surrounding the decorative elements in the angel's skirt.

The remaining line seems to be being used to outline the mouth and the face of the angel. However, I don't see a diagram showing how that is worked, so I am not sure which stitch it represents. It could be stem stitch, backstitch, split stitch etc.

I hope this helps. Perhaps someone else has the same pattern and can advise you further.

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