Saturday, December 3, 2016

A Second Net Vandyke with One Extra Point on the Outer Side of the First and Last Vandykes and Two Final Vandykes


Because of the ratio of the number of squared in the boarder to the number of points along the outer side of the first and last Vandykes, this edge also needs to have two or more Vandykes involved in creating the last vertical side of the Vandyke. This Vandyke 11 border squares, 3 points along the inner Vandykes, and 4 points along the outer side of the first and last Vandykes.




First Vandyke with straight, vertical side                      
Row 1:    Net 2 knots in the foundation loop.  (2 loops in the row)
Row 2:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in the row)
Row 3:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in the row)
Row 4:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 5:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 6:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row)
Row 7:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in the row)
Row 8:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (9 loops in the row)
Row 9:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (10 loops in the row)
Row 10:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (11 loops in the row)
Row 11:  Net 1 knot in each loop. (11 loops in the row)
Row 12:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (12 loops in the row)
Row 13:  Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)
Row 14:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (13 loops in the row)
Row 15:  Net 1 knot in each loop. (13 loops in the row)
Row 16:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (14 loops in the row)
Row 17:  Net 1 knot in each loop. (14 loops in the row)
Row 18:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (15 loops in the row)
Row 19:  Net 1 knot in each loop for 12 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row), turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 3 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.

Repeating Vandyke            
Rows 14-19: Repeat instructions to create new Vandyke.

Last two Vandykes including a straight vertical side   
Row 1:  Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)
Row 2:  Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)
Row 3:  Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (11 loops in the row)
Row 4:  Net 1 knot in each loop. (11 loops in the row)
Row 5:  Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (10 loops in the row)
Row 6:  Net 1 knot in each loop for 7 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row), turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 3 loops to form one side of the Vandyke. (7 loops in the row)
Row 7:  Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row)
Row 8:  Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 9:  Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (5 loops in the row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (4 loops in the row)

Forming the first square of the netting         
  1. Remove the foundation loop from row 1 of the netting.            
  2. Tie the tail onto a tapestry needle, which is used in place of the netting needle.  
  3. Place the foundation-loop cord through another row of meshes.            
  4. Tie the foundation-loop cord into a circle and attach it to a tension device.       
  5. Net the first two loops together without using a mesh stick.     
                  
If you would like to know the math involved, here it is.

Rows in the Repeating Vandyke
Double the number of inner points (for this example: 2 times 3 = 6).

Rows in the last Vandyke
Subtract 1 from the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke (for this example: 6-1=5).

To find how many final Vandykes are needed:
If the number of squares in the border is less than or equal to the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke, there is only 1 final Vandyke (For this example: number of squares in the border is 12 and number rows in the repeating Vandyke is 6. We will need more than final 1 Vandyke.).

To find the number of additional final Vandykes:
From the border subtract the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke (for this example 12-6=6).
Divide that answer by the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke. If the answer is not a whole number, round up to the next whole number. That whole number is the number of additional final Vandykes needed (for this example 6/6=1).

Total number of final Vandykes:
Add 1 (the final Vandyke) to the number of additional Vandykes (for this example 1+1=2).

To determine which of the 4 types of instructions to use for the final Vandykes:
Subtract the number of squares in the border from 2 times the number of inner points.
The resulting number will be 0, 1, an even number greater than 0, or an odd number greater than 1 (for this example (2*6)-11=1). 

Generic instructions for the final Vandyke
If your resulting number (the number of rows to the corner) is 1:
     IP= the number of points along one side of an inner Vandyke

Net 2 Plain rows,
(IP - 1) pair(s) of Decrease row(s) & Plain row(s) - the final Plain row leaves the last IP loops without a knot,
turn netting,
(IP- 1) pair(s) of Decrease row(s) & Plain row(s),
1 Decrease row.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Net Vandyke with One Extra Point on the Outer Side of the First and Last Vandykes and Two Final Vandykes


Not every net Vandyke with one extra point on the outer side of the first and last Vandykes has only one final Vandyke. It is possible to have two or more Vandykes involved in creating the last vertical side of the Vandyke. This Vandyke 12 border squares, 3 points along the inner Vandykes, and 4 points along the outer side of the first and last Vandykes.



First Vandyke with straight, vertical side                      
Row 1:    Net 2 knots in the foundation loop.  (2 loops in the row)
Row 2:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in the row)
Row 3:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in the row)
Row 4:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 5:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 6:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row)
Row 7:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in the row)
Row 8:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (9 loops in the row)
Row 9:    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (10 loops in the row)
Row 10:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (11 loops in the row)
Row 11:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (12 loops in the row)
Row 12   Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)
Row 13   Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (13 loops in the row)
Row 14   Net 1 knot in each loop. (13 loops in the row)
Row 15   Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (14 loops in the row)
Row 16   Net 1 knot in each loop. (14 loops in the row)
Row 17   Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (15 loops in the row)
Row 18   Net 1 knot in each loop. (15 loops in the row)
Row 19   Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (16 loops in the row)
Row 20   Net 1 knot in each loop for 13 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row), turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 3 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.

Repeating Vandyke            
Rows 15-20: Repeat instructions to create new Vandyke.

Last two Vandykes including a straight vertical side   
Row 1:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (12 loops in the row)
Row 2:  Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)
Row 3:  Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (11 loops in the row)
Row 4:  Net 1 knot in each loop. (11 loops in the row)
Row 5:  Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (10 loops in the row)
Row 6:  Net 1 knot in each loop for 7 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row), turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 3 loops to form one side of the Vandyke. (7 loops in the row)
Row 7:  Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row)
Row 8:  Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 9:  Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (5 loops in the row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (4 loops in the row)

Forming the first square of the netting         
  1. Remove the foundation loop from row 1 of the netting.            
  2. Tie the tail onto a tapestry needle, which is used in place of the netting needle.  
  3. Place the foundation-loop cord through another row of meshes.            
  4. Tie the foundation-loop cord into a circle and attach it to a tension device.          
  5. Net the first two loops together without using a mesh stick.

If you would like to know the math involved, here it is.

Rows in the Repeating Vandyke
Double the number of inner points (for this example: 2 times 3 = 6).

Rows in the last Vandyke
Subtract 1 from the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke (for this example: 6-1=5).

To find how many final Vandykes are needed:
If the number of squares in the border is less than or equal to the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke, there is only 1 final Vandyke (For this example: number of squares in the border is 12 and number rows in the repeating Vandyke is 6. We will need more than final 1 Vandyke.).

To find the number of additional final Vandykes:
From the border subtract the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke (for this example 12-6=6).
Divide that answer by the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke. If the answer is not a whole number, round up to the next whole number. That whole number is the number of additional final Vandykes needed (for this example 6/6=1).

Total number of final Vandykes:
Add 1 (the final Vandyke) to the number of additional Vandykes (for this example 1+1=2).

To determine which of the 4 types of instructions to use for the final Vandykes:
Subtract the number of squares in the border from 2 times the number of inner points.
The resulting number will be 0, 1, an even number greater than 0, or an odd number greater than 1 (for this example (2*6)-12=0). 

Generic instructions for the final Vandyke
If your resulting number (the number of rows to the corner) is 0:
     IP= the number of points along one side of an inner Vandyke

(IP- 1) pair(s) of Decrease row(s) & Plain row(s),
1 Decrease row,
the next row: net 1 knot in each loop except the last IP loops, do not net into those loops,
turn the netting,
net (IP - 1) pair(s) of Decrease & Plain rows, 
1 Decrease row.
·         


Saturday, November 19, 2016

A Fourth Net Vandyke with One Extra Point on the Outer Side of the First and Last Vandykes


While the border of this edge is considerably smaller than the edge for last week, the number of points along the Vandyke are nearly the same. This Vandyke Edge has 3 border squares, 6 points along the inner Vandykes, and 7 points along the outer side of the first and last Vandykes.




First Vandyke with straight, vertical side
Tie the thread from the netting needle onto the foundation loop, leaving a 6" tail.
Row 1: Net 2 more knots in the foundation loop. (2 loops in row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop. (3 loops in row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop. (4 loops in row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop. (5 loops in row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in row)
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop. (7 loops in row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in row)
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (9 loops in row)
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop. (9 loops in row)
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (10 loops in row)
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops, turn and prepare to begin the next row without netting into the last 6 loops. (These 6 loops form one side of the Vandyke.)

Repeating Vandyke
Rows 6-17: Repeat instructions to create a new Vandyke.

Last Vandyke with a straight vertical side
Row 1: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in each loop. (5 loops in row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.  (7 loops in row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop. (7 loops in row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in row)
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop for 6 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (7 loops in row)            

Forming the first square of the netting
1.       Remove the foundation loop from row 1 of the netting.
2.       Tie the tail onto a tapestry needle, which is used in place of the netting needle.
3.       Place the foundation-loop cord through another row of meshes.
4.       Tie the foundation-loop cord into a circle and attach it to a tension device.

5.      Net the first two loops together without using a mesh stick.


If you would like to know the math involved, here it is.

Rows in the Repeating Vandyke
Double the number of inner points (for this example: 2 times 6 = 12).

Rows in the last Vandyke
Subtract 1 from the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke (for this example: 12-1=11).

To find how many final Vandykes are needed:
If the number of squares in the border is less than or equal to the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke, there is only 1 final Vandyke (For this example: number of squares in the border is 3 and number rows in the repeating Vandyke is 12. We will need final 1 Vandyke.).

To determine which of the 4 types of instructions to use for the final Vandykes:
Subtract the number of squares in the border from 2 times the number of inner points.
The resulting number will be 0, 1, an even number greater than 0, or an odd number greater than 1 (for this example (2*6)-3 = 9). 

Generic instructions for the final Vandyke
If your resulting number (the number of rows to the corner) is an odd number greater than 1 :
X = the number of rows to the corner, subtract 1, divide by 2
IP= the number of points on one side of an inner Vandyke

·         Net X pair(s) of Increase & Plain rows,
·         2 Plain rows
·         (IP - X - 2) pair(s) of Decrease & Plain rows,
1 Decrease row







Saturday, November 12, 2016

A Third Net Vandyke with One Extra Point on the Outer Side of the First and Last Vandykes


Today's sample is much bigger than week's edge. This Vandyke has 12 squares in the border, 7 points along the inner Vandykes, and 8 points along the outer side of the first and last Vandykes. This Vandyked Square Netting edge came from page 91 of The lady's manual of fancy-work: a complete instructor in every variety of ornamental needle-work, by Mrs. Matilda Marian Pullan, (published in 1858).


First Vandyke with straight, vertical side
Tie the thread from the netting needle onto the foundation loop, leaving a 6" tail.
Row 1: Net 2 knots in the foundation loop. (2 loops in the row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in the row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in the row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in the row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (9 loops in the row)
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (10 loops in the row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (11 loops in the row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (12 loops in the row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (13 loops in the row)
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop. (13 loops in the row)
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (14 loops in the row)
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop. (14 loops in the row)
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (15 loops in the row)
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop. (15 loops in the row)
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (16 loops in the row)
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop. (16 loops in the row)
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (17 loops in the row)
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop. (17 loops in the row)
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (18 loops in the row)
Row 24: Net 1 knot in each loop. (18 loops in the row)
Row 25: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (19 loops in the row)
Row 26: Net 1 knot in each loop. (19 loops in the row)
Row 27: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (20 loops in the row)
Row 28: Net 1 knot in each loop for 13 loops, leave 7 loops without a knot, turn the netting. (13 loops in the row)

Repeating Vandyke
Rows 15-28: Repeat instructions to create a new Vandyke.

Last Vandyke with a straight vertical side
Rows 1: Net 1 knot in each loop for 12 loops, net 2 knots in the last loop. (14 loops in each row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in each loop. (14 loops in each row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (13 loops in each row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop. (13 loops in the row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (12 loops in the row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (11 loops in the row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop. (11 loops in the row)
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (10 loops in the row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop. (10 loops in the row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (9 loops in the row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop. (9 loops in the row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (8 loops in the row)

Forming the first square of the netting
1. Remove the foundation loop from row 1 of the netting.
2. Tie the tail onto a tapestry needle, which is used in place of the netting needle.
3. Place the foundation-loop cord through another row of meshes.
4. Tie the foundation-loop cord into a circle and attach it to a tension device.
5. Net the first two loops together without using a mesh stick.


If you would like to know the math involved, here it is.

Rows in the Repeating Vandyke
Double the number of inner points (for this example: 2 times 7 = 14).

Rows in the last Vandyke
Subtract 1 from the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke (for this example: 14-1=13).

To find how many final Vandykes are needed:
If the number of squares in the border is less than or equal to the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke, there is only 1 final Vandyke (For this example: number of squares in the border is 12 and number rows in the repeating Vandyke is 14. We will need final 1 Vandyke.).

To determine which of the 4 types of instructions to use for the final Vandykes:
Subtract the number of squares in the border from 2 times the number of inner points.
The resulting number will be 0, 1, an even number greater than 0, or an odd number greater than 1 (for this example (2*7)-12 = 2).

Generic instructions for the final Vandyke
If your resulting number (the number of rows to the corner) is an even number greater than 0:
X = the number of rows to the corner, divide by 2
IP= the number of points on one side of an inner Vandyke

·         Net X pair(s) of Increase & Plain rows,
·         (IP - X - 1) pair(s) of Decrease & Plain rows,
1 Decrease row

Saturday, November 5, 2016

A Second Net Vandyke with One Extra Point on the Outer Side of the First and Last Vandykes


Today's sample is similar to last week's edge - there is only one square difference in the width of the border. This Vandyke has 5 squares in the border, 3 points along the inner Vandykes, and 4 points along the outer side of the first and last Vandykes.





First Vandyke with straight, vertical side
Tie the thread from the netting needle onto the foundation loop, leaving a 6" tail.
Row 1: Net 2 knots in the foundation loop. (2 loops in the row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in the row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in the row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row)
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop. (7 loops in the row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in the row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in the row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (9 loops in the row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop for 6 loops, turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 3 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.

Repeating Vandyke
Rows 8-13: Repeat instructions to create a new Vandyke.

Last Vandyke with a straight vertical side
Row 1: Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (5 loops in the row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (4 loops in the row)      


Forming the first square of the netting
1.       Remove the foundation loop from row 1 of the netting.
2.       Tie the tail onto a tapestry needle, which is used in place of the netting needle.
3.       Place the foundation-loop cord through another row of meshes.
4.       Tie the foundation-loop cord into a circle and attach it to a tension device.
5.       Net the first two loops together without using a mesh stick.


If you would like to know the math involved, here it is.

Rows in the Repeating Vandyke
Double the number of inner points (for this example: 2 times 3 = 6).

Rows in the last Vandyke
Subtract 1 from the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke (for this example: 6-1=5).

To find how many final Vandykes are needed:
If the number of squares in the border is less than or equal to the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke, there is only 1 final Vandyke (For this example: number of squares in the border is 5 and number rows in the repeating Vandyke is 6. We will need final 1 Vandyke.).

To determine which of the 4 types of instructions to use for the final Vandykes:
Subtract the number of squares in the border from 2 times the number of inner points.
The resulting number will be 0, 1, an even number greater than 0, or an odd number greater than 1 (for this example (2*3)-5 = 1).

Generic instructions for the final Vandyke
If your resulting number is 1, the rows are as follows:
IP= the number of inner points (for this example IP=3)

Net 2 Plain rows,
followed by (IP-2) pairs of Decrease and Plain rows
followed by 1 Decrease row.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

A Net Vandyke with One Extra Point on the Outer Side of the First and Last Vandykes


One of the net Vandyke patterns I found in books and magazines published in the 1800s had more points on the outer side of the first and last Vandykes than on any of the other sides of the Vandykes. Some people like this look better than the basic net Vandykes. Once again, when my husband and I began looking closely, we found four different ways to turn the final corner and make the last vertical edge.

This Vandyke was one of our experimental samples. It has 6 squares in the border, 3 points along the inner Vandykes, and 4 points along the outer side of the first and last Vandykes.



First Vandyke with straight, vertical side
Tie the thread from the netting needle onto the foundation loop, leaving a 6" tail.
Row 1: Net 2 knots in the foundation loop. (2 loops in the row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in the row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in the row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop. (7 loops in the row)
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in the row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in the row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (9 loops in the row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop. (9 loops in the row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (10 loops in the row)
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop for 7 loops, turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 3 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.

Repeating Vandyke
Rows 9-14: Repeat instructions to create a new Vandyke.

Last Vandyke with a straight vertical side
Row 1: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (5 loops in the row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (4 loops in the row)       


Forming the first square of the netting
1.       Remove the foundation loop from row 1 of the netting.
2.       Tie the tail onto a tapestry needle, which is used in place of the netting needle.
3.       Place the foundation-loop cord through another row of meshes.
4.       Tie the foundation-loop cord into a circle and attach it to a tension device.
5.       Net the first two loops together without using a mesh stick.


If you would like to know the math involved, here it is.

Rows in the Repeating Vandyke
Double the number of inner points (for this example: 2 times 3 = 6).

Rows in the last Vandyke
Subtract 1 from the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke (for this example: 6-1=5).

To find how many final Vandykes are needed:
If the number of squares in the border is less than or equal to the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke, there is only 1 final Vandyke (For this example: number of squares in the border is 6 and number rows in the repeating Vandyke is 6. We will need final 1 Vandyke.).

To determine which of the 4 types of instructions to use for the final Vandykes:
Subtract the number of squares in the border from 2 times the number of inner points.
The resulting number will be 0, 1, an even number greater than 0, or an odd number greater than 1 (for this example (2*3)-6 = 0).

Generic instructions for the final Vandyke
If your resulting number is 0, the rows are as follows: 

OuterN= the number of points on the outer side of the first and last Vandykes
B= the number of squares in the border 
  • ·         Net (B - OuterN) pair(s) of Decrease and Plain rows,
  • ·         1 Decrease row.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Fourth Basic Vandyke Edge with Two Final Vandykes


I'm going to include 2 different patterns once again, this time for the fourth Basic Vandyke with Two Final Vandykes. They have a different number of squares in the border and a different number of points on the sides of the Vandykes.  The first pattern has 23 squares in the border and 7 points on the sides. The second pattern has 13 squares in the border and 6 points along the Vandykes. The reason they are both included in this post is that they both have 2 final Vandykes and they also have the same type of instructions used in creating those final Vandykes.

The first example (23 squares in the border and 7 loops along the points):




First Vandyke with straight, vertical side
Tie the thread from the netting needle onto the foundation loop, leaving a 6" tail.
Row 1: Net 2 knots in the foundation loop. (2 loops in row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (9 loops in row)
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (10 loops in row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (11 loops in row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (12 loops in row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (13 loops in row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (14 loops in row)
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (15 loops in row)
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (16 loops in row)
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (17 loops in row)
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (18 loops in row)
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (19 loops in row)
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (20 loops in row)
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (21 loops in row)
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (22 loops in row)
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (23 loops in row)
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (24 loops in row)
Row 24: Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in row)
Row 25: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (25 loops in row)
Row 26: Net 1 knot in each loop. (25 loops in row)
Row 27: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (26 loops in row)
Row 28: Net 1 knot in each loop. (26 loops in row)
Row 29: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (27 loops in row)
Row 30: Net 1 knot in each loop. (27 loops in row)
Row 31: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (28 loops in row)
Row 32: Net 1 knot in each loop. (28 loops in row)
Row 33: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (29 loops in row)
Row 34: Net 1 knot in each loop. (29 loops in row)
Row 35: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (30 loops in row)
Row 36: Net 1 knot in each loop. (30 loops in row)
Row 37: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (31 loops in row)
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 prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 7 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.

Repeating Vandyke
Rows 25-38: Repeat instructions to create a new Vandyke.

Last two Vandykes including a straight vertical side
Row 1: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (25 loops in row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in each loop. (25 loops in row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (26 loops in row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop. (26 loops in row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (25 loops in row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop. (25 loops in row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (24 loops in row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (23 loops in row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop. (23 loops in row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (22 loops in row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop. (22 loops in row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (21 loops in row)
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop for 14 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row), turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 7 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.   (14 loops in row)
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together (13 loops in row)
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop. (13 loops in row)
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (12 loops in row)
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in row)
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (11 loops in row)
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop. (11 loops in row)
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (10 loops in row)
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop. (10 loops in row)
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (9 loops in row)
Row 24: Net 1 knot in each loop. (9 loops in row)
Row 25: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (8 loops in row)
Row 26: Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in row)
Row 27: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (7 loops in row)

Forming the first square of the netting.
1. Remove the foundation loop from row 1 of the netting.
2. Tie the tail onto a tapestry needle, which is used in place of the netting needle.
3. Place the foundation-loop cord through another row of meshes.
4. Tie the foundation-loop cord into a circle and attach it to a tension device.

5. Net the first two loops together without using a mesh stick.


The second example (13 squares in the border and 6 loops along the points):






First Vandyke with straight, vertical side
Tie the thread from the netting needle onto the foundation loop, leaving a 6" tail.
Row 1: Net 2 knots in the foundation loop. (2 loops in row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (9 loops in row)
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (10 loops in row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (11 loops in row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (12 loops in row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (13 loops in row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (14 loops in row)
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop. (14 loops in row)
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (15 loops in row)
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop. (15 loops in row)
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (16 loops in row)
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop. (16 loops in row)
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (17 loops in row)
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop. (17 loops in row)
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (18 loops in row)
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop. (18 loops in row)
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (19 loops in row)
Row 24: Net 1 knot in each loop. (19 loops in row)
Row 25: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (20 loops in row)
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 prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 6 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.

Repeating Vandyke
Rows 15-26: Repeat instructions to create a new Vandyke.


Last two Vandykes including a straight vertical side
Row 1: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.  (15 loops in row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in each loop.  (15 loops in row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (16 loops in row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop.  (16 loops in row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.  (17 loops in row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop. (17 loops in row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (18 loops in row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop. (18 loops in row)
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (19 loops in row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop. (19 loops in row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (18 loops in row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop for 12 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row), turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 6 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (11 loops in row)
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop. (11 loops in row)
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (10 loops in row)
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop. (10 loops in row)
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (9 loops in row)
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop. (9 loops in row)
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (8 loops in row)
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in row)
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (7 loops in row)
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop. (7 loops in row)
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (6 loops in row)

Forming the first square of the netting.
1. Remove the foundation loop from row 1 of the netting.
2. Tie the tail onto a tapestry needle, which is used in place of the netting needle.
3. Place the foundation-loop cord through another row of meshes.
4. Tie the foundation-loop cord into a circle and attach it to a tension device.

5. Net the first two loops together without using a mesh stick.


If you would like to know the math involved, here it is.


First example: Squares in the border = 23, Points along the edge of each Vandyke = 7
Second example: Squares in the border = 13, Points along the edge of each Vandyke = 6

A. To find how many final Vandykes are needed:
  1. If the number of squares in the border is less than or equal to 2 times the number of points -1 then you have just 1 final Vandyke.
  2. If the number of squares in the border is greater than 2 times the number of points -1 then you need more than 1 final Vandyke.
  3. (For the first example: number of squares in the border 23 and number of points is 7, then 2 times 7 = 14, subtract 1 = 13. Since 23 is greater than 13 we will need more than 1 Vandyke.)
  4. (For the second example: number of squares in the border 13 and number of points is 6, then 2 times 6 = 12, subtract 1 = 11. Since 13 is greater than 11 we will need more than 1 Vandyke.)

B. To determine how many more Vandykes are needed:
  1. Calculate 2 times the number of points - 1 (for the first example: 2 times 7 is 14, subtract 1 from 14 = 13; for the second example: 2 times 6 is 12, subtract 1 from 12 = 11).
  2. Subtract that number from the number of squares in the border (for the first example: 23-13 = 10; for the second example: 13-11 = 2).
  3. Divide the result by 2 times the number of points. If the answer is not a whole number, round up to the next whole number. (for the first example: 10 divided by (2 times 7) or, in other words, 10 divided by 14 equals .86 which is rounded up to 1; for the second example: 2 divided by (2 times 6) or, in other words, 2 divided by 12 equals .17 which is rounded up to 1).
  4. The whole number is how many more Vandykes are needed. (for the first example: the answer is 1; for the second example:the answer is 1).

C. Total number of final Vandykes needed:
  1. Take the number just calculated of how many more Vandykes are needed (for the first example: 1; for the second example: 1).
  2. Add 1 to that number to find the total number of final Vandykes (for the first example:  1 + 1 = 2; for the second example: 1 + 1 = 2).

D. To determine which of the 4 types of instructions to use for the final Vandykes:
  1. Double the number of points along one side of the Vandyke (for the first example: the answer is 14; for the second example: the answer is 12).
  2. Take the answer from B4 (for the first example: that answer is 1; for the second example: that answer is 1).
  3. Multiple the answer from D1 by the answer from D2. (for the first example: the answer is 1*14=14; for the second example: the answer is 1*12=12)
  4. Add the answer from B1 to the answer from D3 (for the first example: add 13+14=27; for the second example: add 11+12=23).
  5. Subtract the number of squares in the border from the result (for the first example: 27-23 = 4; for the second example: 23-13 = 10). 
  6. The answer will be 0, 1, an even number greater than 0, or an odd number greater than 1. 

E. Generic instructions for the final Vandykes

If your resulting number is an even number greater than 0, the rows are as follows: 
     X = the answer from D6, divide by 2 (for the first example: 4, 4/2=2, X=2; for the second example: 10, 10/2=5, X=5).
     N = the number of points (for the first example: 7; for the second example: 6)
  • net X pair(s) of Increase and Plain rows,
  • followed by and (N - X) pair(s) of Decrease and Plain rows - the final Plain row leaves the last N loops without a knot, 
  • turn netting and net (N - 1) pair(s) of Decrease and Plain rows, 
  • followed by 1 Decrease row.