Because of the ratio of the number of squared in the boarder to the number of points along the outer side of the first and last Vandykes, this edge also needs to have two or more Vandykes involved in creating the last vertical side of the Vandyke. This Vandyke 11 border squares, 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**

Row
1: Net 2 knots in the foundation loop. (2 loops in
the row)

Row
2: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 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 except for the last loop, net
2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in the row)

Row
6: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net
2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row)

Row
7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net
2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in the row)

Row
8: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net
2 knots in the last loop. (9 loops in the row)

Row
9: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net
2 knots in the last loop. (10 loops in the row)

Row 10: Net 1 knot
in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (11 loops
in the row)

Row 11: Net 1 knot
in each loop. (11 loops in the row)

Row 12: Net 1
knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (12
loops in the row)

Row 13: Net 1
knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)

Row 14: Net 1
knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (13
loops in the row)

Row 15: Net 1
knot in each loop. (13 loops in the row)

Row 16: Net 1
knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (14
loops in the row)

Row 17: Net 1
knot in each loop. (14 loops in the row)

Row 18: Net 1
knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (15
loops in the row)

Row 19: Net 1
knot in each loop for 12 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row),
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
14-19: Repeat instructions to create new Vandyke.

**Last two Vandykes including a straight vertical side**

Row 1: Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)

Row 2: Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)

Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net
those 2 loops together. (11 loops in the row)

Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop. (11 loops in the row)

Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net
those 2 loops together. (10 loops in the row)

Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop for
7 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row), turn the netting and
prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 3 loops to form one side of
the Vandyke. (7 loops in the row)

Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net
those 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row)

Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in the row)

Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net
those 2 loops together. (5 loops in the row)

Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop. (5 loops in the row)

Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net
those 2 loops together. (4 loops in the row)

**Forming the first square of the netting**

- Remove the foundation loop from
row 1 of the netting.
- Tie the tail onto a tapestry
needle, which is used in place of the netting needle.
- Place the foundation-loop cord
through another row of meshes.
- Tie the foundation-loop cord into a circle and attach it to a tension device.
- 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 12 and number rows in the repeating Vandyke is 6. We will need more than final 1 Vandyke.).

**To find the number of additional final Vandykes:**

From the border subtract the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke (for this example 12-6=6).

Divide that answer by the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke. If the answer is not a whole number, round up to the next whole number. That whole number is the number of additional final Vandykes needed (for this example 6/6=1).

**Total number of final Vandykes:**

Add 1 (the final Vandyke) to the number of additional Vandykes (for this example 1+1=2).

**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 rows in a repeating Vandyke.

The resulting number will be 0, 1, an even number greater than 0, or an odd number greater than 1 (for this example (2*6)-11=1).

**Generic instructions for the final Vandyke**

IP= the number of points along one side of an inner Vandyke

Net 2 Plain rows,

(IP - 1) pair(s) of Decrease row(s) & Plain row(s) - the final Plain row leaves the last IP loops without a knot,

turn netting,

(IP- 1) pair(s) of Decrease row(s) & Plain row(s),

1 Decrease row.

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