Josephine Cross

My first cross, done with DMC Special Cordonnet No. 80. It features Josephine Knots and self closing mock rings.

This version is by Dawn Lawrence. Very nice execution don't you think?

Materials DMC Cordonnet Special No. 80, two shuttles
Size This cross measures 6 X 4 inch
Notation The description has a diagram. In the diagram, the short lines are picots. The numbers in the diagram correspond to the elements in the written description below.
In the diagram, the small open circles represent Josephine Rings. The small filled circles represent downward facing picots (which makes the elements 10-16 and 30-36 self closing mock rings, or SCMRs).
In the description, 10x2 d.s. means: ten times two double stitches separated by picots. Another way of saying this is: 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2. So, ten series of two double stitches, separated by nine picots. So, a '-' is a picot. The plus sign ('+') indicates a join.
A Josephine Ring consists of half stitches (h.s.) only, consistently the same half (first or second half).
The description indicates which shuttle should be in your right hand (left hand for lefthand tatters).

The cross has four legs. The description below for most part applies to each of the these legs. You work four of these legs. Where one leg is different, you'll see the element repeated. Each repeat mentions to which leg it applies.

Shuttle A:
1: Ring 10x2 d.s. (first time)
1: Ring 2+2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2 (second, third and fourth time)
2: Ring 2+2-2-2-2-2-2-2, reverse work
3: Chain 3x6 d.s.

Shuttle B:
4: Ring 8x2 d.s. (first time).
4: Ring 2-2-2-2+2-2-2-2 (second, third and fourth time)

Shuttle A:
5: Chain 3x6 d.s., reverse work
6: Ring 8x2 d.s.
7: Ring 2+2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2 (first time)
7: Ring 2+2-2+2-2-2-2-2-2-2 (second, third and fourth time)
8: Ring 2+2-2-2-2-2-2-2, reverse work
9: Chain 4x 6 d.s., reverse work

Start SCMR.
Shuttle B:
10: Chain 6+6

Shuttle A:
11: Josephine Ring 12 h.s.

Shuttle B:
12: Chain 6 d.s.

Shuttle A:
13: Josephine Ring 12 h.s.

Shuttle B:
14: Chain 6 d.s.

Shuttle A:
15: Josephine Ring 12 h.s.

Shuttle B:
16: Chain 6-6
Close SCMR, reverse work

Shuttle A:
17: Chain 4x6 d.s., reverse work
18: Ring 2-2-2-2+2-2-2-2
19: Ring 2+2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2
20: Ring 2+2-2-2-2-2-2-2, reverse work
21: Chain 6-6, reverse work
22: Ring 2-2-2-2+2-2-2-2
23: Ring 2+2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2
24: Ring 2+2-2-2-2-2-2-2, reverse work
25: Chain 6-6, reverse work
26: Ring 2-2-2-2+2-2-2-2
27: Ring 2+2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2
28: Ring 2+2-2-2-2-2-2-2, reverse work
29: Chain 6-6+6-6, reverse work

Start SCMR.
Shuttle B:
30: Chain 6+6

Shuttle A:
31: Josephine Ring 12 h.s.

Shuttle B:
32: Chain 6 d.s.

Shuttle A:
33: Josephine Ring 12 h.s.

Shuttle B:
34: Chain 6 d.s.

Shuttle A:
35: Josephine Ring 12 h.s.

Shuttle B:
36: Chain 6-6
Close SCMR, reverse work.

Shuttle A:
37: Chain 6-6+6-6, reverse work
38: Ring 2-2-2-2+2-2-2-2

Repeat another three times starting from 1. The second time, repeat 9-20 and 26-37 twice (this is the arm facing downwards).