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 Temari Pattern GT73 / TemariKai Simple Divisions Patterns

Advanced beginner design, personal composition attempt. Originally posted 2002; contributed by Ginny T.
Materials: 27 cm circum mari, marked in Simple 8.
Pearl Cotton #5 in white, black and gold; fine gold metallic thread.

This is a Kousa style design, worked in layers.

At the NP, work Uwagake Chidori Kagari on Points A-H, with Point A being 1 cm from the pole and point B located half way between the pole and equator. Repeat this sequence on the South Pole. Work 1 row in black.

Next are the large squares, which have corners near the North and South poles as well as on the equator.  Locate Points 1 through 4, with Point 1 being just above Point B, Point 2 is just to the right of a vertical mark line on the equator, Point 3 is half way between equator and south pole and Point 4 is just to the left of the vertical marking line and on the equator. Complete the square back to Point 1. Repeat this sequence around the equator, moving two lines to the right each time to start. You will have four squares, that interweave with each other and the points of the Chidori. Place markers in the squares to identify the stitching sequence to attain the best outcome. However you choose to arrange your colors, the stitching sequence is North Pole Chidori, South Pole Chidori, Square A, Square B, Square C, Square D. Repeat for as deep an outcome as you desire.

Stitch a small Uwagake Chidori Kagari in the center of the north and south poles with the pole points as close to the north and south poles as possible, and allowing just enough space at the bottom points to close into the top points of the equator squares (points a-h, shown as green lines in diagram). Add matsuba kagari straight stitch embellishing in gold metallic in the center of each equator square as shown in the photo.

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