Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bread Tray Cover Edge from Tatting and Netting

Pages 140-141 of this version of Tatting and Netting contain  instructions for a netted Bread Tray Cover.  There are two sizes of mesh sticks needed for this design.  I used a 1/2" and a 1/8" (or #3 knitting needle).

The edge contains what looks like two rows of alternating skipped loops.  In reality, there are 3 skipped loop in the upper row.  The lower loops are formed when a single loop is put up through the center skipped loop above it before a loop is net into that single loop.   

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Border of the Oriental Pattern for Long Window Curtains from Tatting and Netting

The Border of the Oriental Pattern for Long Window Curtains is found on page 142 of this version of Tatting and Netting. The instructions said to use a large and a small mesh stick and then it mentioned using a 1/2" mesh stick.  The first time I made the edge, I used the 1/2" mesh stick as the large mesh stick and a #3 knitting needle (1/8")  for the small mesh stick. The sample looked like this.

Since the last row look much bigger than the illustration in Tatting and Netting, I decided to try again. I used a 1/4" mesh stick for the large one and a 1/8" mesh stick for the small one.  I used the 1/2" mesh stick just on the row it was mentioned.

This second sample looked more like the illustration in Tatting and Netting.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Border for Design for Antimacassars, Fichus, Darned Netting, Etc. from Tatting and Netting

This border, found on page 140 of Tatting and Netting, uses a #12 knitting needle for the small mesh stick and a 1/4" flat mesh stick for the large one.  The #12 knitting needle is equal to the 2 mm or 0 US.  If the edge is placed around a circular center, the  number of loops in the round before the border begins needs to be a multiple of 4.  If the edge is to be made going back and forth in rows, the number of loops before the edge is begun needs to be a multiple of 4 plus 1 (for example: 5, 9, 13, 21).

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Border of Netted Neckerchief from Tatting and Netting

The Netted Neckerchief used a #12 knitting needle and a half-inch wide mesh stick. In looking at the conversion charts online, I found that the UK #12 knitting needle is the same size as the US #2 or the 2.75 metric. The pattern is found on page 149 of Tatting and Netting.

The instructions are designed for circular netting.  To make them work for this sample I net 3 knots in the last row of row three instead of the 4 knots that were called for.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Border of Netted Tie from Netting and Tatting

The Border for the Netted Tie uses two netting needles - one filled with a single strands of thread and one filled with a double strands of thread. This border is found on page 137 of one online version of the book and not at all in the other online version.

I used size 20 crochet thread with a #2 knitting needle, for the small mesh, and a #8 knitting needle or a 1/4" flat mesh stick, for the large mesh stick.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Netted Doily with Linen Center from Tatting and Netting

Here is another edge that had embroidery on it in the book.  I chose to show just the netting.
The Netted Doily with Linen Center on page 136 of Tatting and Netting, does not tell the size of the cloth to be used in the center of this doily.  The instructions for the cloth-centered doilies on page 130 say to use a 7" diameter circle.  The number of knots to start with are the same as for this doily.

If I were to use this edge, I would make sure that the last row is correctly centered over the rows before it, especially where the chain of increases is concerned.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Carving Cloth with Netted Border from Tatting and Netting

I thought this edge would be fairly easy to figure out the instructions.  It combined stitches that I knew and the final rows had just been figured out a couple of edges earlier.  However, this Carving Cloth with Netted Border found on page 135 of Tatting and Netting was not quite that easy. I love my husband for many reasons, but this time it was for his mathematical ability.

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When I was just starting to design my own doilies, my mother asked if I could design one for her. She liked the French Knot Stitch and the Flowercone Edge.  I made Ripple for her.