Saturday, February 28, 2015

Table-mat or Center-piece, with Netted Fluted Edge from Tatting and Netting

On page 123 of Tatting and Netting, the Netted, Fluted Edge is created on the edge of a 15 inch-diameter piece of cloth.  I decided to just make the netting without any fabric.  I also did not do any crocheting.

I began the sample using size 10 crochet thread, with a #3 knitting needle as the mesh stick.  I net 24 loops onto the foundation loop.  For the next row, I net 2 knots into each loop. Then I net 8 more rows with one knot in each loop.  The fluted edging is formed once starch has been applied to the netting.

The first photo of this three-dimensional netting shows the netting from above, as if I were looking down on the sample.

The second photo is taken as if I were looking across the table and into the netting from the front to the back of the sample.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Platter Doily with Netted Border from Tatting and Netting

This Platter Doily with Netted Border from page 122-123 of Tatting and Netting has some net embroidery, also called Lacis, created in each point.  I did not add that to my samples.

Because the instructions did not matching the accompanying photo and I did not realize when making this edge non-circular I would need to make the first point with one less loop in its first row, I had to make this edge more than once.

The first time I decided to make the edge to match the photo, but I did not realized that I needed 12 not 13 loops in the first point I made.  That meant that there were 6 loops that stuck out on the left side of each point and 7 that stuck out on the right side of the point.  (I made each point look the same.) Because of that this sample does not match the photo in the book.

The second time I followed the instructions for the top section of the edge and made the proper adjustment for the points.

The third time I "read" the pattern instructions off the photo, just like I used to do when copying my grandmother's instructions.

This time the sample looks like the one photo in the book, except I did not attach the netting to a piece of cloth and I did not add the net embroidery to the points.

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This month I finished the bag for a new granddaughter.  The base began as a square of diamond-mesh netting.

The body of the bag is done in spiral netting.

The handle is a triangular tied handle with fringe.

Using variegated yarn made the bag very colorful

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Netted Insertion from Tatting and Netting

Here is the second Netted Insertion found in Tatting and Netting.  It is located on page 111.  The instructions for this insertion are located at the beginning of the much larger edge located on the same page.

I made this sample using size 20 crochet cotton, a #3 (3.25 mm) knitting needle, and a 3/8" (9.525) flat mesh stick. I found the directions clear and easy to follow.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Netted Insertion from Tatting and Netting

I think I have finished all the netted scollops that are in the book Tatting and Netting.  There were two insertions included in Tatting and Netting.  The Netted Insertion is found on page 108 of Tatting and Netting.

I used size 20 crochet cotton and a #3 (3.25 mm) knitting needle, a 1/4" (6.35 mm)flat mesh stick and a 3/8" (9.525 mm) mesh flat mesh stick.

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.