|Intermediate design; interpreted design; originally posted in 2005; contributed by Anne W.|
|Materials: 22 cm circum mari, wrapped in muted color
Pearl Cotton #5 in colors of your choice
Marking thread in muted color
Prepare an 8-Combination Division
|When you look at the C8 you will see 6 faces, each one a
square. Now, when you look at the ball from the center of
one of those faces, you will see 4 triangles that go from
that center to the equator The top point of the triangle is on
the diagonal marking line of the face you're looking at,
and the bottom 2 points are on the diagonals of the
adjacent faces. On these diagonals, measure 1/3 of
the way from the 8-pt centers (the distance shown from the
center point to Point A on the diagram). All of your
stitches will be on these diagonal lines.
You will be stitching 8 triangles and 6 squares, Kousa style, to complete this pattern. The triangles are stitched from the 1/3 mark to the center of each face, and the squares will be stitched from the 1/3 mark to the corners of each face. The star shape was achieved by stitching 2 rows on each square to 1 row on each triangle (alternating rows of triangles and rows of squares). Total number of cycles will vary depending on the size of the ball; just continue until the base is completely covered. This ball was worked as a bits ball on the squares to achieve the multi-colored background, but any other color choices can be used.
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