## Saturday, January 30, 2016

### A Pretty Edging or Frill in Netting from The Young Women's Book

Here is the third and final net edge from page 59 of The Young Woman's Book: a useful manual for everyday life by Mrs. Valentine.  Like the other two edges A Pretty Edging or Frill in Netting was made by creating a strip of netting as long as needed. The remainder of the edge is net onto one side of the strip of netting. The strip is then sewed to whatever you wanted the netting to decorate.

Here is my diamond mesh version of the instructions.

You will need an odd number of loops along the side of the netting to have things work out properly. The number of rows you make in your strip determines the number of loops you will have when you are ready to put the final rows along the side of the netting strip.

To figure out how many rows you need to make, take the number of loops you want to have along the side when you begin netting there, multiply that number by 2, then add 1 to the result
for this sample (9 x 2) + 1 = 19 rows

OR

To figure out how many loops a certain number of rows will produce, take that odd number, subtract 1, then divide by 2
for this sample (19-1) / 2 = 9 loops along the side

Row 1: using a #0 knitting needle
Net 7 loops into the foundation loop.

Rows 2-23: using a #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. Cut the thread at the end of the row.

Remove the foundation loop. Tie the thread from the netting shuttle to the loose end hanging from row 1. Run the foundation loop through the loops along  the other side of the netting just finished.

Along the side of the netting

Row 1: using a 1/4" mesh stick and working along one side of the netting
Net 3 knot in the first loop, *skip the next loop, net 3 knots in the following loop*; repeat from * to *.

Rows 2-4: using a #0 knitting needle
Turn the netting and work back across the loops just created. Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 5: using a 1/4" mesh stick
Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 6: using a #3 knitting needle or 1/8" mesh stick
Net 3 loops together along the entire row.

Row 7: using a #3 knitting needle or 1/8" mesh stick
Net 1 knot in each loop

Row 8: using a 1/4" mesh stick
Net 3 knots in each loop.

Rows 9-11: using a #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 12: using a 1/4" mesh stick
Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 13: using a #0 knitting needle
Net 3 loops together along the entire row.

Row 14-15: using a #3 knitting needle or 1/8" mesh stick
Net 1 knot in each loop.

If you don't want to net along the side of the strip, here is a top-down version.

The following instructions create a sample about the same size as the one above. These instructions go from the top of the netting to bottom of the netting.

Row 1:  using a #0 knitting needle
Net 11 loops into the foundation loop.
Rows 2-15: using a #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 16: using a 1/4" mesh stick
Net 3 knot in the first loop, *skip the next loop, net 3 knots in the following loop*; repeat from * to *.

Rows 17-19: using a #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each knot.

Row 20: using a 1/4" mesh stick
Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 21: using a #3 knitting needle or 1/8" mesh stick
Net 3 loops together along the entire row.

Row 22: using a #3 knitting needle or 1/8" mesh stick
Net 1 knot in each loop

Row 23: using a 1/4" mesh stick
Net 3 knots in each loop.

Rows 24-26: using a #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 27: using a 1/4" mesh stick
Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 28: using a #0 knitting needle
Net 3 loops together along the entire row.

Row 29-30: using a #3 knitting needle or 1/8" mesh stick
Net 1 knot in each loop.