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Temari Pattern MC04 / TemariKai 10-Combination Patterns

Intermediate design; interpreted from Japanese book.  Contributed by Maggie C
Materials: 27 cm circum mari, wrapped in black

Pearl Cotton #5 in medium, light and very light blue

Marking thread in thin metallic silver

Prepare a 10-Combination Division

Add extra marking lines as shown in diagram to the left, following the pink pentagons.  Corners of extra pentagon markings are 1/2 way between center and corner of division pentagons. Pattern design is worked with 3 rows medium blue, 3 rows light blue, 3 rows very light blue. Finish with 1 row white. Follow stitching detail in Diagram 2 below.
With medium blue, stitch variation of nejiri mitsubane as shown, following numerical sequence in diagram. First row is placed right next to marking lines - spacing is shown only for diagram detail. Work 2nd and all remaining rounds in nejiri style,passing under previous rounds as shown in diagram. Complete 10 rounds using color sequence outlined

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