Saturday, June 25, 2016

Darned Vandyke Edging from Treasures in Needlework


This edging, found on pages 373-374 of Treasures in Needlework,is a typical net square-mesh Vandyke.  It has one square at the point of the Vandyke and one square between Vandykes. This edge has 23 rows of square mesh above 7 rows of Vandyke. The design meant to be embroidered on the netting is found in the book. My purpose was to show how to create the net background.






My directions for the square-mesh netting:

First Vandyke with straight vertical side

Row 1: Net 2 knots in the foundation loop.
Row 2: Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 24: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 25: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 26: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 27: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 28: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 29: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 30: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 31: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 32: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 33: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 34: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 35: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 36: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 37: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 38: Net 1 knot in each loop for 24 loops, do NOT net in any more loops for this row. Turn the netting and begin the next row!


Repeating Vandyke

repeat rows 25-38 for as many Vandykes as desired


Last two Vandykes including a straight vertical side

Row 25: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 26: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 27: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 28: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 29: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 30: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 31: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 32: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 33: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 34: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 35: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 36: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 37: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 38: Net 1 knot in each loop for 14 loops, do NOT net in any more loops for this row. Turn the netting and begin the next row!
Row 39: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 40: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 41: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 42: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 43: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 44: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 45: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 46: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 47: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 48: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 49: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 50: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 51: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Border of the Rose Antimacassar from Treasures in Needlework


The border for the square-mesh antimacassar that appears on pages 300-301 of Treasures in Needlework is net around the outer edge of the netting into each single loop that lies flat against the two squares it spans.




My directions
Row 1: (#4 knitting needle) Net 9 knots in the foundation loop.  [odd number]

Rows 2-3: Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 4: (3/4-inch mesh)  Net 3 knots in the first loop, *net 1 knot in the next loop, net 5 knots in the following loop*; repeat from * to * ending with net 4 knots in the last loop.

Row 5: (#4 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 6: (#4 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops, skip the next loop, *net 1 knot in each loop for 5 loops, skip the next loop*; repeat from * to * ending with net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops.

Row 7: (#4 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops, skip the next loop, *net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops, skip the next loop*; repeat from * to * ending with net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops.

Row 8: (#4 knitting needle) Net one knot in each loop for 2 loops, skip the next loop, *net 1 not in each loop for 3 loops, skip the next loop*; repeat from *  to * , ending with net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops.





Saturday, June 11, 2016

Shell Edging from Treasures in Needlework


There was no illustration included with this edge; however, the instructions were clear and easy to follow for Shell Edging on page 289 of Treasures in Needlework.




My directions for the sample

Row 1: (#5 knitting needle) Net 9 loops in the foundation loop. [odd number]

Row 2: (#5 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 3: (3/4" mesh stick) Net 3 knots in the first loop, *skip the next loop, net 4 knots in the following loop*; repeat from * to *.

Row 4: (#2 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops, *skip the next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops*; repeat from * to *.

Row 5: (#2 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 6: (3/4" mesh stick) Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 6 knots in the second loop, *without going around the mesh stick, pass the needle up through the following loop, down into the next loop and around the mesh stick, then up through the following loop, bring the thread behind the mesh stick and net 1 knot in the same loop, now bring the thread across the mesh stick and net 5 more knots in the same loop*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 1 knot in the last loop.

Row 7: (#2 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop, including the one wrapped around the mesh stick in the previous row (that loop may need to be pulled into position or adjusted so it hangs between the two single loops).

Row 8: (#2 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Border of a Music-Stool Cover from Treasures in Needlework


The border attached to the music-stool cover found on page 258 of Treasures in Needlework
is a typical net square-mesh Vandyke.  It has one square at the point of the Vandyke and one square between Vandykes. This edge has 13 rows of square mesh above the 6 rows of the Vandyke. The design meant to be embroidered on the netting is found in the book. My purpose was to show how to create the net background.





My directions for the square-mesh netting:

First Vandyke with straight vertical side

Row 1: Net 2 knots in the foundation loop.
Row 2: Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 24: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 25: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 26: Net 1 knot in each loop for 14 loops, do NOT net in any more loops for this row. Turn the netting and begin the next row!


Repeating Vandyke

repeat rows 15-26 for as many Vandykes as desired


Last two Vandykes including a straight vertical side

Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 24: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 25: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 26: Net 1 knot in each loop for 13 loops, do NOT net in any more loops for this row. Turn the netting and begin the next row!
Row 27: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 28: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 29: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 30: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 31: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 32: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 33: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 34: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 35: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 36: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 37: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Edging of Pelote a l’Imperatrice from Treasures in Needlework


The scalloped edge found on page 243 of Treasures in Needlework is a variation of a Vandyke edge. Instead of continuing to the point, this edge flattens the netting where a point would have been. The instructions in the book worked well to make the first scallop and to figure out the additional repeating ones. Understanding the directions for the final vertical straight edge and accompanying scallop was challenging. The design meant to be embroidered on the netting is found in the book. My purpose was to show how to create the net background.



My directions for the square-mesh netting:


First Vandyke Scallop with straight vertical side

Row 1: Net 2 knots in the foundation loop.
Row 2: Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Rows 3-19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 24: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 25: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 26: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 27: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 28: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 29: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 30: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 31: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 32: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 33: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 34: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 35: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 36: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 37: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 38: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 39: Without a mesh stick net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 40: Net 1 knot in each loop for 20 loops, do NOT net in any more loops for this row. Turn the netting and begin the next row!



Repeating Vandyke Scallop

repeat rows 21-40 for as many scallops as desired



 


Last Vandyke Scallop with a straight vertical side

Row 1: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 2: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 20: Without a mesh stick net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Edging of Portuguese Guipure Doyleys from Treasures in Needlework


The edging for the square-mesh doily that appears on pages 238-239 of Treasures in Needlework is made of scallops that are either half or three-quarter circles. The scallop on the right of the photo is made at each of the corner squares of the square-mesh netting. The scallop on the left of the photo is made along the edge beginning with the ninth square from a corner. Changing the size of the mesh sticks used for the scallops will change the size of the scallop and the number of squares that are between scallops.



For the samples above I started the center of the scallop as I would start a circular doily.  Then, instead of going around the netting, I went back and forth in rows.


My directions for the border at the corners of the square-mesh netting

Row 1: (1/4" mesh stick) Net 12 stitches in the square at a corner.
Row 2: (#2 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 3: (#1 knitting needle) Net 2 knots in each loop.
Row 4: (#000 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.

Cut the thread to the netting needle.



My directions for the border along the sides of the square-mesh netting


Row 1: (1/4" mesh stick) Net 12 stitches in the square nine squares from the corner or last scallop.
Row 2: (#2 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 3: (#1 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 4: (#000 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.

Cut the thread to the netting needle.



All the scallops are net separately on the doily. After all the scallops are made, thread a fine hand-sewing needle. The points, at the beginning and the end of the last rows of adjacent scallops, are sewn together and also to the edge of the doily.





Saturday, May 14, 2016

Edging of Fairy Purse from Treasures in Needlework


On pages 227-228 of  Treasures in Needlework, I found a netting stitch I had never seen before. It was located in the instructions near the top of this purse. It's name - the Egyptian Stitch. This stitch involves pulling loops through each other. I started by using the knitting needles it called for (a size 0000 and a size 0) and size 60 crochet thread, but found the loops were too small for me to see what I was supposed to do. So I changed to a 1/4" and a 3/8" mesh stick, and size 20 crochet thread.

The larger mesh sticks and thread made it possible for me to see what the loops were doing.





My directions for the border - using larger mesh sticks

Row 1: (1/4" flat mesh) Net 18 loops into the foundation loop. [multiple of 6]

Rows 2-6: (1/4" flat mesh) Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 7: (3/8" flat mesh) Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 8: (1/4" flat mesh)   Net Egyptian stitches, in the following manner:  *Skip the first loop, draw the second loop through the first loop,net 1 knot in the second loop by wrapping the thread around the fingers as usual, move the netting needle completely through the loop around the fingers and enter the second loop from above rather than from below as usually done, draw the first loop through the second loop and net 1 knot in the first loop in the usual way*; repeat from * to * across the row.

Row 9: (1/4" flat mesh) Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 10: (3/8" flat mesh) Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 11: (1/4" flat mesh)   Net Egyptian stitches, in the following manner:  *Skip the first loop, draw the second loop through the first loop,net 1 knot in the second loop by wrapping the thread around the fingers as usual, move the netting needle completely through the loop around the fingers and enter the second loop from above rather than from below as usually done, draw the first loop through the second loop and net 1 knot in the first loop in the usual way*; repeat from * to * across the row, ending with net 1 knot in the last loop.

Rows 12-17: (1/4" flat mesh) Net 1 knot in each loop.

Point:
For the only first point on the row - Net, without a mesh stick, 1 knot in the first loop. Thereafter follow the instructions for row 18

Row 18: (1/4" flat mesh) Net 1 knot in each loop for 5 loops. Turn the netting over.
Row 19: (1/4" flat mesh) Net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops. Turn the netting over.
Row 20: (1/4" flat mesh) Net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops. Turn the netting over.
Row 21: (1/4" flat mesh) Net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops. Turn the netting over.

Cut the thread to the netting needle. Fasten the end of the thread onto the next loop in row 17 and repeat from row 18 to row 21.



Once I had figured out the instructions for the Egyptian Stitch, I was able to return to the smaller mesh sticks and finer thread and, with the aid of a size 12 crochet hook to catch and move the loops, finish this sample also.


My directions for the border -  original mesh stick sizes

Row 1: (#0000 knitting needle) Net 17 loops into the foundation loop. [multiple of 6 minus 1]

Rows 2-6: (#0000 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 7: (#0 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 8: (#0000 knitting needle)  Net Egyptian stitches, in the following manner:  *Skip the first loop, draw the second loop through the first loop,net 1 knot in the second loop by wrapping the thread around the fingers as usual, move the netting needle completely through the loop around the fingers and enter the second loop from above rather than from below as usually done, draw the first loop through the second loop and net 1 knot in the first loop in the usual way*; repeat from * to * across the row, ending with net 1 knot in the last loop.

Row 9: (#0000 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 10: (#0 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 11: (#0000 knitting needle) Net Egyptian stitches, in the following manner:  *Skip the first loop, draw the second loop through the first loop,net 1 knot in the second loop by wrapping the thread around the fingers as usual, move the netting needle completely through the loop around the fingers and enter the second loop from above rather than from below as usually done, draw the first loop through the second loop and net 1 knot in the first loop in the usual way*; repeat from * to * across the row, ending with net 1 knot in the last loop.
Rows 12-17: (#0000 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.

Point:
Row 18: (#0000 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop for 5 loops. Turn the netting over.
Row 19: (#0000 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops. Turn the netting over.
Row 20: (#0000 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops. Turn the netting over.
Row 21: (#0000 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops. Turn the netting over.

Cut the thread to the netting needle. Fasten the end of the thread onto the next loop in row 17 and repeat from row 18 to row 21.



A side-by-side comparison of the two samples shows how a change in the size of the mesh stick can affect the size of the final sample.