## Saturday, July 2, 2016

### Vandyke Trimming from Treasures in Needlework

This Vandyke Trimming, found on page 407 of Treasures in Needlework,is not a typical net square-mesh Vandyke edge.  It has two squares at the point of the Vandyke and two squares between Vandykes. This edge has 7 rows of square mesh above 6 rows of Vandyke. 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. The instructions in the book worked well to make the first Vandyke and to figure out the additional repeating ones. Creating the directions for the final vertical straight edge and accompanying Vandyke presented a challenge.

My directions for the square-mesh netting:
First Vandyke 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.
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 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. Cut the thread from the netting needle. Tie the netting needle onto the loop that is 7 loops up from the last loop on row 20. There needs to be 7 loops above where the netting needle was tied to the loop.

Repeating Vandyke

repeat rows 7-20 for as many Vandykes as desired

Last Vandyke with a straight vertical side

Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop  except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop. Cut the thread from the netting needle.