Page 109 of Tatting and Netting, by Butterick Publishing Company (published in 1895), has three different net edgings on it - a fringe, an edge, and a trimming. This week I tried the Netted Trimming.
Part of the instructions say to use Star Netting (found on page 89), but they neglect to say that how you follow the instructions impacts how the stitch will look. This stitch starts by alternating a wrapped loop followed by a regular plain loop. This creates a row of alternating long and short loops.
Today, when I made my first sample, I made the wrapped loop of row 3 on the left side of the long loop of row 2. When it was finished, the pattern did not look correct. I finally realized I had accidentally made
I started over again, making the wrapped loop on the right side of the long loop. Finally it looked right.
I'll finish this edging next week. To do that, I'm supposed to do some net embroidery around the Star Netting. I wanted to see how it looked without the embroidery first. (Besides, I ran out of time!)