Plate V, Figure 26Finally, here's #19 in the challenge which is based on the vintage publication D.M.C. Tatting by Thse. Dillmont which you can download FREE HERE.
This is the center part which is all rings. They instruct you to go back and forth with "turn" and they do say to when to use short picots and when to use long ones but give no measurement so I was guesstimating. As you can see in the next segment, I think I could tighten it up a bit, slightly smaller picots, and it will look better.
Oops! Didn't realize I got my font smaller on this diagram but if you click on the photo, I think they show up bigger. This part takes 2 shuttles and the directions were confusing because they would refer to left hand shuttle, right hand ring, 2 shuttles, etc. Basically they were throwing Josephine rings off of chains. At one time, I thought I'd began again wrong and went back and frogged and Josephine ring OKAY....only to find out I didn't need to! I think the directions are off one stitch coming down one side but I corrected it in the diagram.
I do think slightly smaller joining picots and bare space threads would have been helpful although it did turn out better than I though it would for the first draft. A smaller thread tends to tat a bit nicer too. You can see where the tails come out which is also the beginning, that I forgot to join the picots together there because I didn't catch it in the original pic or read to the very end where it tells you to join.
Again, I don't know how to net so won't be doing that part. This would make a nice cross, or pendant, or one of a series of motifs in a small piece.
What will you do with it?