Saturday, July 23, 2016

Handkerchief with net edge - 2


Last week I showed the first handkerchief I made with a net edge for my granddaughters.

Here is the second handkerchief I made for a granddaughter.




This is a close-up of the edge she wanted.




Saturday, July 16, 2016

Handkerchief with net edge - 1


About 3 years ago my oldest daughter asked me if I would be willing to net an edge around a handkerchief for each of her daughters.  Of course I said yes. It took some time to find the linen I wanted to use and to learn to hemstitch the edges (isn't the Internet a wonderful tool). Then I took the list of net edges I had found in old books and magazines I had located online and began to make them - one each week. I may find more net edges or borders in the future, but for now I have finished the ones I know about. I thought I should show the handkerchiefs with net edgings I have made so far. (I have 4 granddaughters old enough to chose the edge she wanted.)



Here is the first handkerchief I finished.



This is a close-up of the edge she wanted.



Saturday, July 9, 2016

Net Edging from Treasures in Needlework



The edging for the square-mesh doily that appears on pages 440-441 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: (#6 knitting needle) Net 12 stitches in the square at a corner.
Row 2: (#3 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 3: (# 2 knitting needle) Net 2 knots in each loop.
Row 4: (#000 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 5: (#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: (#6 knitting needle) Net 12 stitches in the square eight squares from the corner or last scallop.
Row 2: (#3 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 3: (# 2 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 4: (#000 knitting needle) Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 5: (#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, July 2, 2016

Vandyke Trimming from Treasures in Needlework


This Vandyke Trimming, found on page 407 of Treasures in Needlework,is not a typical net square-mesh Vandyke edge.  It has two squares at the point of the Vandyke and two squares between Vandykes. This edge has 7 rows of square mesh above 6 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. The instructions in the book worked well to make the first Vandyke and to figure out the additional repeating ones. Creating the directions for the final vertical straight edge and accompanying Vandyke presented a challenge.




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.
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.
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.
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. Cut the thread from the netting needle. Tie the netting needle onto the loop that is 7 loops up from the last loop on row 20. There needs to be 7 loops above where the netting needle was tied to the loop.


Repeating Vandyke

repeat rows 7-20 for as many Vandykes as desired


Last Vandyke with a straight vertical side

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.
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.
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.
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop. Cut the thread from the netting needle.

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.