## Saturday, November 5, 2016

### A Second Net Vandyke with One Extra Point on the Outer Side of the First and Last Vandykes

Today's sample is similar to last week's edge - there is only one square difference in the width of the border. This Vandyke has 5 squares in the border, 3 points along the inner Vandykes, and 4 points along the outer side of the first and last Vandykes.

First Vandyke with straight, vertical side
Tie the thread from the netting needle onto the foundation loop, leaving a 6" tail.
Row 1: Net 2 knots in the foundation loop. (2 loops in the row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in the row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in the row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row)
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop. (7 loops in the row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in the row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in the row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (9 loops in the row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop for 6 loops, turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 3 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.

Repeating Vandyke
Rows 8-13: Repeat instructions to create a new Vandyke.

Last Vandyke with a straight vertical side
Row 1: Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (5 loops in the row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (4 loops in the row)

Forming the first square of the netting
1.       Remove the foundation loop from row 1 of the netting.
2.       Tie the tail onto a tapestry needle, which is used in place of the netting needle.
3.       Place the foundation-loop cord through another row of meshes.
4.       Tie the foundation-loop cord into a circle and attach it to a tension device.
5.       Net the first two loops together without using a mesh stick.

If you would like to know the math involved, here it is.

Rows in the Repeating Vandyke
Double the number of inner points (for this example: 2 times 3 = 6).

Rows in the last Vandyke
Subtract 1 from the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke (for this example: 6-1=5).

To find how many final Vandykes are needed:
If the number of squares in the border is less than or equal to the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke, there is only 1 final Vandyke (For this example: number of squares in the border is 5 and number rows in the repeating Vandyke is 6. We will need final 1 Vandyke.).

To determine which of the 4 types of instructions to use for the final Vandykes:
Subtract the number of squares in the border from 2 times the number of inner points.
The resulting number will be 0, 1, an even number greater than 0, or an odd number greater than 1 (for this example (2*3)-5 = 1).

Generic instructions for the final Vandyke
If your resulting number is 1, the rows are as follows:
IP= the number of inner points (for this example IP=3)

Net 2 Plain rows,
followed by (IP-2) pairs of Decrease and Plain rows
followed by 1 Decrease row.