Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tiny Web


This ornament was originally a center for several doilies. I liked the way it looked and, after playing with the mesh stick sizes, found one that will give me a 2.75 inch piece of circular netting.

































Here are the instructions. Remember to tie a connecting knot (CK) at the end of each round to form the last loop of that round.


Web Center


Round 1
                mesh stick: 1/4 inch flat
Form a grommet with 10 loops, the last one tied by hand with a connecting knot (CK). (10 loops in the round)

Round 2
                mesh stick: 1/4 inch flat
Net 1 knot in each loop. (10 loops in the round)
Round 3
                mesh stick:  1/4 inch flat
Net 4 knots in loop formed by CK, net 5 knots in all other loops.  (50 loops in the round)

Rounds 4-6
                mesh stick: #2 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in each round)

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Tiny Flower


When I first made this tiny doily, I thought it looked like a flower. Of course, several of the later doilies reminded me of a flower also, so then I had to become a bit more creative with their names. For a change, I decided to show it on both white and black.






Here is how it looks in the acrylic frame with a black background.



The French Knot stitch was one that took me some time to adjust to, since it uses two mesh sticks. They are stacked one on top of the other. The smaller loops are made around the top mesh stick and the larger mesh is made over both mesh sticks.

Here are the instructions.

Tie a connecting knot (CK) at the end of each round to form the last loop of that round.

Tier Center

Round 1
                mesh stick: #4 knitting needle
Form a grommet with 24 loops, the last one tied by hand with a connecting knot (CK). (24 loops in the round)

Round 2
                mesh stick: #4 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in each round)

French Knots Decorative Stitch

Round 3
                mesh sticks:  top: #0 knitting needle, bottom: #1 knitting needle
Over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in the loop formed by the CK. *Over both mesh sticks, net 1 knot in the next loop, over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in that same loop*; repeat from * to *. (72 loops in the round)

Plain Stitch

Round 4
                mesh stick: #4 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in each round)

French Knots Decorative Stitch

Round 5
                mesh sticks:  top: #0 knitting needle, bottom: #1 knitting needle
Over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in the loop formed by the CK. * Over both mesh sticks, net 1 knot in the next loop, over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in that same loop*; repeat from * to *. (72 loops in the round)

Plain Stitch

Round 6
                mesh stick: #2 knitting needle

Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in each round) 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Tiny Sparkles


This tiny doily is only 2.25 inches. It easily fits inside the acrylic frame. I named it Sparkles because the small French Knots seemed to shimmer and sparkle.


































Here are the instructions. Don't forget to tie a connecting knot (CK) at the end of each round to form the last loop of that round.


Lily Center

Round 1
mesh stick: #4 knitting needle
Form a grommet with 24 loops, the last one tied by hand with a connecting knot (CK). (24 loops in the round)

Rounds 2-3
mesh stick: #4 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in each round)

Tops Decrease Stitch

Round 4
mesh stick:  #4 knitting needle
Without mesh stick, net together the loop formed by the CK and the loop to the right of the CK.  Now with the mesh stick, * net 2 loops together*; repeat from * to *. (12 loops in the round)

French Knots Decorative Stitch

Round 5
mesh sticks:  top: #0 knitting needle, bottom: #1 knitting needle
Over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in the loop formed by the CK. *Over both mesh sticks, net 1 knot in the next loop, over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in that same loop*; repeat from * to *. (36 loops in the round)

Plain Stitch

Round 6
mesh stick: #7 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (48 loops in each round)

French Knots Decorative Stitch

Round 7
mesh sticks:  top: #0 knitting needle, bottom: #1 knitting needle
Over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in the loop formed by the CK. * Over both mesh sticks, net 1 knot in the next loop, over the #0 knitting needle, net 2 more knots in that same loop*; repeat from * to *. (36 loops in the round)



Saturday, January 26, 2019

Tiny Floweret


This tiny ornament is filled with a net circle called Floweret. When I first made it, I thought it looked like a tiny flower.



I had to adjust the size of the mesh sticks (gauges) to make it small enough to fit into the acrylic ornament; it only took two tries.


Here are the instructions for the tiny one.


Instructions for Floweret

Tie a connecting knot (CK) at the end of each round to form the last loop of that round.

Regular Center

Round 1
  mesh stick: 1/4”
Form a grommet with 24 loops, the last one tied by hand with a connecting knot (CK). (24 loops in the round)

Rounds 2-4
mesh stick: #1 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in each round)

Mirror Increase Stitch

Round 5
mesh stick:  #6 knitting needle
Skip a loop, net 1 knot in the next loop.  (12 loops in the round)

Round 6
mesh stick:  #6 knitting needle
Net 3 more knots in the loop formed by the CK, net 4 knots in all other loops.  Last loop tied by hand with a CK. (48 loops in the round)

Rounds 7-8
mesh stick: #1 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (48 loops in each round)


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Tiny Lacy Star with 5 points


I finally got over my cold enough to take photos of some of the tiny netting I had continued making. Netting was one of the few things I had energy enough to do while coping with my cold.

Here is the star by itself and enclosed in the acrylic circle.






























The instructions are as follows:


Lacy Star - tiny (5 points)
Designed by Rita F. Bartholomew

about 6 yards tatting thread
365 knots in this star
2.75“diameter


Tie a connecting knot (CK) at the end of each round to form the last loop of that round.

Web Center

Round 1:

                mesh stick: #3 knitting needle
Form a grommet with 15 loops, the last one tied by hand with a connecting knot (CK). (15 loops in the round)

Round 2
                mesh stick: #2 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (15 loops in the round)

Round 3
                mesh stick: #2 knitting needle
Net 2 more knot in the loop formed by the CK, net 3 knots in all other loops.   (45 loops in the round)


Plain Stitch

Rounds 4-5
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop.   (45 loops in each round)

On the last row, finish the circular netting by ending with net 1 knot in the last loop, net 1 more knot in the loop tied with the CK, cut the thread, tie an overhand knot and tighten the overhand knot against the netted knot. Cut the threads.


Ribbed Pointed Edge

Row 1
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Tie the thread from the netting needle to the loop that is 1 loop to the right of the overhand knot (this knot will be untied at the end of the row.)
Net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops (beginning with the last loop formed), net 3 knots in each loop for 2 loops, net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops.
Untie the first knot tied in this row. Turn the netting to go across the row in the other direction. (12 loops in the row)

Row 2
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops, net 5 loops together, net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops. Turn the netting to go across the row in the other direction. (7 loops in the row)

Row 3
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, net 3 knots in each loop for 2 loops, net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, Do NOT net in the last loop of the row. Turn the netting to go across the row in the other direction. (10 loops in the row)

Row 4
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, net 5 loops together, net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops. Do NOT net in the last loop of the row. Turn the netting to go across the row in the other direction. (5 loops in the row)

Row 5
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in 1 loop, net 3 knots in each loop for 2 loops, net 1 knot in 1 loop. Do NOT net in the last loop of the row. Turn the netting to go across the row in the other direction. (8 loops in the row)

Row 6
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in 1 loop, net 5 loops together, net 1 knot in 1 loop. Do NOT net in the last loop of the row. Turn the netting to go across the row in the other direction. (3 loops in the row)

Row 7
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Net 3 knots in each loop for 2 loops. Do NOT net in the last loop of the row. Turn the netting to go across the row in the other direction. (6 loops in the row)

Row 8
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Net 5 loops together. Do NOT net in the last loop of the row. Cut the thread, leaving about 1/8 inch at the point. (1 loop in the row)



Next point:
Tie the thread from the netting shuttle into one loop to the right of where the previous point was attached to round 5. This thread will be untied at the end of this row.

Net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops, net 3 knots in each loop for 2 loops, net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops. Untie the first knot tied in this round and cut it short. Turn the netting.

Repeat Rows 2-8 of the Ribbed Pointed Edge.

Continue these directions until 5 points are made.

place in the star
number of knots
center
165
1 point
40
total knots in points
200
total points in star
365




Saturday, December 29, 2018

Tiny Lacy Star with six points



Christmas is past for another year, yet I still have another snowflake star. This one uses the well center and the lacy pointed edge.



 This lacy star was smaller than I thought it would be.







However, it fits into the acrylic holder with ease.



Here are the instructions for the tiny, lacy star.



Lacy Well Star - tiny (6 points)
Designed by Rita F. Bartholomew
about 4 yards tatting thread
192 knots in this doily
2.5“ diameter

Tie a connecting knot (CK) at the end of each round to form the last loop of that round.


Well Center

Round 1
                mesh stick: #3 knitting needle
Form a grommet with 9 loops, the last one tied by hand with a connecting knot (CK). (9 loops in the round)

Round 2
                mesh stick: #3 knitting needle
Net 3 more knot in the loop formed by the CK, net 4 knots in all other loops.   (36 loops in the round)


Plain Decorative Stitch

Round 3-4
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
 Net 1 knot in each loop.   (36 loops in each round)


Lacy Pointed Edge

Row 1
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Place marker every 6 loops (CK knot counts as a marker).
Net 1 knot in each loop for next 5 loops (counting the CK as a knot, there are 6 knots along the row). Turn the netting to go across the row in the other direction.  (5 loops in the round)

Row 2
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 5 loops. Turn the netting to go across the row in the other direction.  (5 loops in the round)

Row 3
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops. Do NOT net in the last loop of the row. Turn the netting to go across the row in the other direction. (4 loops in the round)

Row 4
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops. Do NOT net in the last loop of the row. Turn the netting to go across the row in the other direction. (3 loops in the round)

Row 5
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops. Do NOT net in the last loop of the row. Turn the netting to go across the row in the other direction. (2 loops in the round)

Row 6
                mesh stick:  #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in 1 loop. Do NOT net in the last loop of the row. Turn the netting to go across the row in the other direction. (1 loops in the round)



Next point:

Tie the thread from the needle to the last loop net in row 4. Net into the first free loop to the right of the point.
Net 1 knot into the following 7 loops (total knots tied in the row equals 8).
Untie the first knot tied into the previously made loop.
Repeat rows 2-8 of the Lacy Pointed Edge.



Here is a breakdown of the number of knots in this star.

place in the star
number of knots
center
117
1 point
15
total knots in points
75
total points in star
192






Saturday, December 22, 2018

Tiny Star with six points


Last week I presented a 5-point star. This week's star has 6 points. It is about 2.5 inches in diameter. It begins with a Scimitar Center, increasing to a multiple of six, and then places the points evenly around the center.



I placed it in a six-pointed snowflake acrylic ornament.



The edges of each point are finished in the same manner as the edges to last week's star.


Here are the instructions.

Scimitar Center

Round 1: mesh stick - #3 knitting needle
Form grommet with 12 loops (last one tied by hand with CK). (12 loops in the round)
Rounds 2-3: mesh stick - #3 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the round)
Round 4: mesh stick - #3  knitting needle
Net 2 more knots in the loop formed by the CK, net 3 knots in all other loops. (36 loops in the round)
Rounds 5-6: mesh stick - #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (36 loops in the round)

Pointed Edge
Row 1: mesh stick - #0 knitting needle
Tie the thread from the netting shuttle into loop on row 6.  The loop should be where the previous point was attached to row 6. This thread will be untied at the end of this row.

Net 1 knot in each loop for 6 loops.  Untie the first knot. Turn the netting. (6 loops in the round)
Row 2: mesh stick - #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 5 loops. (5 loops in the round)
Row 3: mesh stick - #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop until 2 loops are left, net the last 2 loops together. (4 loops in the round)
Row 4: mesh stick - #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop until 2 loops are left, net the last 2 loops together. (3 loops in the round)
Row 5: mesh stick - #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop until 2 loops are left, net the last 2 loops together. (2 loops in the round)
Row 6: mesh stick - #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop until 2 loops are left, net the last 2 loops together. (1 loops in the round)
Repeat Point Rows 1-6. 

Continue these directions until all 6 points are made.