Saturday, July 22, 2017

Square-mesh netting and the darning stitch - pattern three


Using some net embroidery patterns from pages 94-95 in The Techniques of Filet Lace by Pauline Knight, I designed three bookmarks that used the darning stitch.

The bookmarks can be made with any mesh stick. The size of the bookmark will vary depending on which mesh stick is used.



Here is the third example I made.



Square Mesh Instructions

Begin the Bookmark by Increasing
Row 1:  Leaving an 8" tail, net 2 knots into the foundation loop.  (2 loops)
Row 2:  Net into the first loop and increase by netting twice into the second loop.  (3 loops)
Row 3:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots into that loop.  (4 loops)
Row 4:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots into that loop.   (5 loops)
Row 5:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots into that loop.   (6 loops)
Row 6:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots into that loop.   (7 loops)
Row 7:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots into that loop.   (8 loops)
Row 8:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots into that loop.   (9 loops)
Row 9:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots into that loop.   (10 loops)
Row 10:  Net 1 knot in each loop.   (10 loops)
Row 11:  Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots into that loop.   (11 loops)

Turn One Corner
Row 12:  Net 1 knot in each loop until there are 2 loops left.  Net the last 2 loops together. (10 loops)

Lengthen Bookmark by Increasing and Decreasing
Row 13:  Net 1 knot in each loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (11 loops)
Row 14:  Net 1 knot in each loop until there are 2 loops left; net the last 2 loops together. (10 loops)
Rows 15 - 26:  Alternate between instructions for row 13 and for row 14.

Turn a Corner and Complete the Bookmark by Decreasing
Rows 27-33:  Net 1 knot in each loop until there are 2 loops left; net the last 2 loops together.

Create Last Corner
Row 34:   Net the last 2 loops together without using a mesh stick.  Cut the thread.  Fasten loose end of thread into the net bookmark, or cut it leaving a small tail.

Complete the First Corner of the Bookmark
1.       Remove the beginning of the netting from the foundation loop and, with the 6"-8" tail. 
2.       Two loops will be visible. Net the first two loops of the bookmark together without using a mesh stick.

3.       Fasten loose ends of the thread in the same manner you did for Row 32.


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