|Intermediate to advanced design; interpreted from Sousaku Temari / Cosmo Book 2, ISBN4837702805, page 8 and 67. Originally posted in 2005; contributed by Ginny T.|
|Materials: 27 cm circum mari, wrapped in muted color
Pearl Cotton #5 in white (main color), yellow (secondary color) and dark red (contrast)
Marking thread in muted color
Prepare a 10-Combination Division
|Locate the pentagons (shown in red on the diagram), triangles
(shown in green on the diagram) and diamonds (shown in purple on
the diagram) as shown in the diagram as they appear in the
markings all over the ball. Each shape will be started at the
halfway point between its center and outer boundary. Use one
color for the diamonds; pentagons and triangles are worked
mainly in the second color, with an occasional row of contrast
This is an all-over design, kousa style; you must keep track of stitching rounds and layers. Stitch the ball in cycles of one or more rows on each shape, completing each full cycle on the ball before starting the next. One or more rounds on each shape will be stitched per cycle to form the emerging shapes in the final outcome. Use main color (white is shown) on diamonds, secondary color (yellow) on pentagons and triangles unless contrast (red) is indicated.
|Cycle 1: 2 rows on each pentagon, 1 row
on each diamond, 1 row on each triangle.
Cycle 2: 2 rows on each pentagon, 1 row on each diamond, 1 row on each triangle.
Cycle 3: 1 row on pentagons with contrast color, 1 row on diamonds, 1 row on triangles with contrast.
Cycle 4: 1 row on pentagons, 1 row on diamonds, 1 rows on triangles.
Cycle 5: 2 rows on pentagons, 2 rows on diamonds, 1 row on triangles.
Cycle 6: 1 row on pentagons with contrast, 2 or more rows on diamonds and triangles as needed to fill in to centers.
Fill in outlines of pentagons and triangles with contrast as needed.
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