I have finished tatting step two and I'm wondering if I should have left it as it was. Since it is chains and not my precious HDT, it would be no problem to remove it. I have further plans for at least one more round, maybe two. However, I like the way step one showed off the thread. It looks to me like a red scarf is draped around the cross bar. Step two seems to diminish that effect. Maybe I will put a poll on her and let all of you vote before I do any more tatting on it.