Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pointed, Net Edging from Tatting and Netting

This Pointed, Net Edging is found on page 110 of Tatting and Netting, by Butterick Publishing Company (published in 1895).  The mesh sticks used are a little vague: "a rather course bone needle" (I used a 1/4" flat mesh), "a quite coarse steel needle" (I used a #3 knitting needle), and "a little finer bone needle" (I used a #6 knitting needle).  My finished sample looked very close to the illustration in the book, so I think I guessed right.  The "quite coarse steel needle" is smaller than the "little finer bone needle" which is being compared to the "rather coarse steel needle" and not the "quite coarse steel needle."

It would be interesting to see what this edge looked like with larger or smaller mesh sticks.

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This week my youngest daughter mentioned that she could use a small mesh bag.  Being a kind mother, I volunteered to make it for her. And as I was in a creative mood, I tried a new center.  

I think I'll call it the Swirl Center. 

The bag was just plain circular netting.

I decided to try a Lacy Triangle Decrease Stitch for the handle and with my daughter's approval I put netted fringe on the ends of the tied handle.

Here's another photo showing the handle's Lacy Triangle Decrease Stitch more clearly.

Now she tells me she would like a bag larger than this one, but smaller than a laundry bag.


Tony said...

I have enjoyed your postings on trims and edgings.
I like this weeks net bags.
While searching for something else I came across this
You can page back to the beginning of the netmaking section or back to the beginning for knotted edging. Tony

Rita said...


Thanks for the link. I had not seen that book before. Those edges look interesting.

Now I need to transcribe my scribbled notes to the computer so I can make the bag again.