What is it? Well, I don't want to give it away just yet. Perhaps you already know. I will say that there is a diagram and a photo and that they do not match. I will follow the photo. The diagram has enough information to let me get the stitch count anyway.
See the experiment for double rings? I suppose that is as good a name as any, unless someone knows the "proper" term. This is what the experiment was for. It's working pretty well so far.
I will work more on this today and post more on it as I go. It will not be fast. I am using 2 shuttles and the thread is size 80 Lizbeth. Black is hard to see. I am glad that there is not really a lot of black, though this part has about 9 rounds. The original pattern calls for DMC and Anchor but I could not find the colors in DMC that were listed, so I did a compare as best as I could and substituted. I hope that size 80 DMC and size 80 Lizbeth are pretty close to the same, though, as long as I stay with one or the other, I should be ok.
This project is definitely going to take a while.