Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Kyiv - new tangle pattern

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I haven't put any  new tangle patterns out for a while so while I'm working on some new ones I thought I'd pull out one from Ukrainian egg designs. Thus the name, 'Kyiv'. I thought about using Kiev but I didn't want everybody thinking about making chicken Kiev so I went with the more authentic spelling.

Kyiv is a simple but effective pattern. The only trick is to get you initial 'X's spaced right.

Draw two parallel lines. (Extra lines are optional.)
Draw a series of large Xs touching the lines. Leave a small amount of space between each X.
Next are two smaller Xs in the center. When drawing these smaller Xs, one side should form a lazy 'S' shape, with a curl at each end.
Connect the ends of the small Xs with two or three 'humps'.
Add a dot between each shape.

For my example I used a white pen on colored cardstock. I know it's only September but if you start now by practicing your patterns on circular pieces of paper, you will be in good shape when the holidays get here.


  1. Oh, this is so dainty and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!

  2. I think it´s a LOVELY new tangle!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love this one... simple & elegant. Thank you, Sue.


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