Saturday, January 24, 2015

Netted Scollop for Scarfs from Tatting and Netting.

The Netted Scollop for Scarfs appears on page 149, 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.

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