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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.