Saturday, May 28, 2016

Edging of Pelote a l’Imperatrice from Treasures in Needlework

The scalloped edge found on page 243 of Treasures in Needlework is a variation of a Vandyke edge. Instead of continuing to the point, this edge flattens the netting where a point would have been. The instructions in the book worked well to make the first scallop and to figure out the additional repeating ones. Understanding the directions for the final vertical straight edge and accompanying scallop was challenging. The design meant to be embroidered on the netting is found in the book. My purpose was to show how to create the net background.

My directions for the square-mesh netting:

First Vandyke Scallop with straight vertical side

Row 1: Net 2 knots in the foundation loop.
Row 2: Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Rows 3-19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 24: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 25: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 26: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 27: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 28: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 29: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 30: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 31: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 32: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 33: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 34: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 35: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 36: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 37: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 38: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together.
Row 39: Without a mesh stick net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 40: Net 1 knot in each loop for 20 loops, do NOT net in any more loops for this row. Turn the netting and begin the next row!

Repeating Vandyke Scallop

repeat rows 21-40 for as many scallops as desired

Last Vandyke Scallop with a straight vertical side

Row 1: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together. (19 loops in row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in each loop. (19 loops in row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together. (18 loops in row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop. (18 loops in row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together. (17 loops in row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop. (17 loops in row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together. (16 loops in row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop. (16 loops in row)
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together. (15 loops in row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop. (15 loops in row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together. (14 loops in row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop. (14 loops in row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together. (13 loops in row)
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together. (12 loops in row)
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together. (11 loops in row)
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together. (10 loops in row)
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together. (9 loops in row)
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those two loops together. (8 loops in row)
Row 19: Without a mesh stick net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 knots and 6 loops in row)