Saturday, January 31, 2015

Platter Doily, with Netted Border from Tatting and Netting

Here is the scollop edge from a Platter Doily, with Netted Border from page 126 of  Tatting and Netting.  These scollops were made separately and sewed onto the center cloth.  The book shows the entire doily with all twelve scollops fastened in place.

I just made one sample.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Netted Scollop for Scarfs from Tatting and Netting.

The Netted Scollop for Scarfs appears on page 152, near the end of the book Tatting and Netting.  Like several other netting patterns in this book, the instructions do not completely match the accompanying photo.  When I followed the instructions the scallop looked like this.

When I looked at the photo I saw there were obvious differences between the scallop I had made and the photo in the book.  So I tried again.

This one looks like the one in the book.  Can you find where the differences are?  There are two of them.  One change eliminates a row, the other adds a row.

The instructions are given below.  The instructions in red are what I eliminated; the instructions in fuchsia are the ones I added.

Netted Scollop for Scarfs, Etc.
No. 31.--Use a coarse bone needle for the mesh, 12 stitches over the foundation loop; then with the same mesh, make 1 row, putting 2 stitches into every loop. Next, work 3 rows, using a coarse steel needle for the mesh ; then, 1 row with the bone mesh, and 1 row with the steel mesh. Next, use the bone mesh, and work through 2 loops at once, then, with the same mesh, put 3 stitches in every loop. Now use a little smaller bone needle for the mesh, and make 1 row, then 2 rows with the steel, and r row with the bone; then use a one-fourth inch mesh and make * 1 in the first loop, 7 in the next, and repeat from *. Last row.—Use the steel mesh and work in every loop. Using the steel mesh, the final row is made by skipping the first loop, netting 1 knot in the next loop, and repeating skip a loop, net 1 knot in the next loop to the end of the row. The scollop is then drawn up into place and tied tightly.

I used size 20 crochet cotton and the following mesh sticks:  the coarse bone needle = 1/8" (3.175 mm) flat mesh stick or a size 3 (3.25 mm) knitting needle; the coarse steel needle = size 0 (2.0 mm) knitting needle; the fine bone needle = #5 (3.75 mm) knitting needle; and the 1/4" (6.35 mm) flat mesh mentioned in the instructions.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Netted Edging from Tatting and Netting

The photo of the Netted Edging from page 116 of Tatting and Netting shows the edge with two scollops joined together.  I decided to make just one this time.

When I made this sample, I used size 10 crochet thread, a #3 knitting needle, and a #6 knitting needle.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Netted Pointed Lace from Tatting and Netting

The photo and the instructions did not match well for the half circle called Netted Pointed Lace found on page 115 of Tatting and Netting. The instructions said to begin with 21 loops, while the photo shows only 11. I began with the number of loops the instructions said, and thereby ended up with 6 points rather than the 4 points shown in the book.

 I like the look of the one I made more than the one in the book.  It does not look so tight and pulled.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Netted Scollop for Borders from Tatting and Netting

The Netted Scollop for Borders from pages 113-114 of Tatting and Netting had easy to follow instructions.

It is made up of increase stitches and plain netting.

Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Another Netted Scollop from Tatting and Netting

This Netted Scollop from page 110 of Tatting and Netting was as easy to make as the one last week.

This scollop (that's the way it was spelled in the book) has a stitch variation I've not seen before.  The group of stitches is broken into three parts instead of two.  I'm trying to think of a name for the stitch, since the book did not include one and I prefer to name the stitches so I can remember what they look like.  Suggestions?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Netted Scollop from Tatting and Netting

This Netted Scollop from page 107 of Tatting and Netting was very clear in its instructions.  I had no problem making it and, just as important, the instructions matched the picture.  I wish I knew who wrote the different instructions.  Some instructions are so clear and some are so difficult to understand.

I used a 1/4" flat mesh stick for the "large bone needle" and a #3 (3.25 mm) knitting needle for the "steel needle."

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My husband and I finally finished our 2014 Christmas poem.

Peace I Give Unto You

The years have come and gone and each has had
A Christmas time in which we think about
The year just past.  Some years a birth has graced 
Our lives; some years a death. And yet, at this 
Blessed time of year when thoughts of Christ abound,
Love swells within our hearts and gives us peace.
Oh, let us take the life He lived, the things
He taught and showed us through the stories told,
And plant them deep within our hearts and souls,
To be there in the times of joy and grief,
To bring us nearer to our Lord and God.

Merry Christmas