## Saturday, October 21, 2017

### A Basic 3-Square, Square-mesh Scallop with 2 Final Scallops

This Basic Scallop uses two scallops to form the right vertical side. It has a border of 9 squares, 3 points along each side of a scallop, and 3 squares across the bottom of the scallop.

The instructions for this scallop are as follows:

First Vandyke Scallop with straight vertical side
1.       Net 2 knots in the foundation loop          (2 loops in the 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)
3.       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in the 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)
5.       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in the 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)
7.       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in the 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)
9.       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (10 loops in the row)
10.    Net 1 knot in each loop. (10 loops in the row)
11.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (11 loops in the row)
12.    Net 1 knot in each loop. (11 loops in the row)
13.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (12 loops in the row)
14.    Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)
15.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (13 loops in the row)
16.    Net 1 knot in each loop. (13 loops in the row)
17.    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. (14 knots, 13 loops in the row)
18.    Net 1 knot in each loop for 10 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.   (3 loops in the row)

Repeating Vandyke
11-18     Repeat instructions to create new Vandyke.

Final Vandyke
1.       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (11 loops in the row)
2.       Net 1 knot in each loop. (11 loops in the row)
3.       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (12 loops in the row)
4.       Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)
5.       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (13 loops in the row)
6.       Net 1 knot in each loop. (13 loops in the row)
7.       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 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (11 loops and 12 knots)
8.       Net 1 knot in each loop for 8 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.   (8 loops in the row)
9.       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (7 loops in the row)
10.    Net 1 knot in each loop. (7 loops in the row)
11.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (6 loops in the row)
12.    Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in the row)
13.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (5 loops in the row)
14.    Net 1 knot in each loop. (5 loops in the row)
15.    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 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (3 loops and 4 knots)

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.