A picture makes it so much easier to understand the printed directions. Today I made a sample of Netted Lace from instructions found on page 111 of Tatting and Netting, by Butterick Publishing Company. Either they forgot to mention a repeat of a three-row pattern, or they thought anyone could see in the photograph that it was repeated and so did not mention it. They also did not mention the size of the three netting needles used. I measured the photo and decided to try a 1/8", 1/4", and 3/8" mesh sticks.
Then I wondered what it would look like if the pattern was done just using a single thread. So I made it that way. It looks a little different, but I like it. Which one I use will depend on where I'm using it.