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Temari Pattern PG04 / TemariKai 10-Combination Patterns

Intermediate to advanced design. Interpreted from  Cosmo 3 /  Atarashii Temari 3  ISBN4837702813, pg 16. Originally posted in 2004; contributed by Paula G.
Materials: 25 cm circum mari, wrapped muted color

Pearl Cotton #5 in white, black, and 6 colors

Marking thread in muted color

Prepare a 10-Combination Division

Chose one of the pentagons and make note of the 5 small equilateral triangles that border it, one on each side. Place a pin half way down the marking thread that bisects each of these triangles. (Labeled points A, B, C, D, E in Figure 1).

3.Using black pearl cotton, stitch a pentagon around these 5 pins, then remove pins.

4.Using one shade of colored pearl cotton, stitch 10 more rows.
Choose a second, adjacent pentagon and mark as in step 2.  Follow directions in steps 3 and 4 using a second color, but be sure to go under all of first rows at one point and over at the other crossing point. The design emerges as nejiri style is worked.

6.Continue with subsequent pentagons, being sure to cross over and under appropriately where rows intersect (see Figure 2).  Each of 6 colors will be used twice on opposite poles on the ball.

When all 12 pentagons are finished, note the 20 areas with 3 crossing bands of color. Stitch a triangle around each with first row  black, next white, next black then 3 or more rows of white until the ball is completely covered (figure 3 – figure shows one stitched triangle all in black)

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