## Saturday, October 14, 2017

### A Basic 7-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 26 squares, 4 points along each side of a scallop, and 7 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 except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (11 loops in the row)
11           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (12 loops in the row)
12           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (13 loops in the row)
13           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (14 loops in the row)
14           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (15 loops in the row)
15           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (16 loops in the row)
16           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (17 loops in the row)
17           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (18 loops in the row)
18           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (19 loops in the row)
19           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (20 loops in the row)
20           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (21 loops in the row)
21           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (22 loops in the row)
22           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (23 loops in the row)
23           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (24 loops in the row)
24           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (25 loops in the row)
25           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (26 loops in the row)
26           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (27 loops in the row)
27           Net 1 knot in each loop. (27 loops in the row)
28           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.  (28 loops in the row)
29           Net 1 knot in each loop. (28 loops in the row)
30           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.  (29 loops in the row)
31           Net 1 knot in each loop. (29 loops in the row)
32           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.  (30 loops in the row)
33           Net 1 knot in each loop. (30 loops in the row)
34           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.  (31 loops in the row)
35           Net 1 knot in each loop. (31 loops in the row)
36           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.  (32 loops in the row)
37           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (31 loops in the row)
38           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop.  (32 loops in the row)
39           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (31 loops in the row)
40           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. (31 knots, 32 loops in the row)
41           Net 1 knot in each loop for 27 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row), turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 4 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.   (27 loops in the row)

Repeating Vandyke
28-41     Repeat instructions to create new Vandyke.

Final Vandyke
1.       Net 1 knot in each loop. (27 loops in the row)
2.       Net 1 knot in each loop. (27 loops in the row)
3.       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (26 loops in the row)
4.       Net 1 knot in each loop. (26 loops in the row)
5.       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (25 loops in the row)
6.       Net 1 knot in each loop. (25 loops in the row)
7.       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (24 loops in the row)
8.       Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in the row)
9.       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (23 loops in the row)
10.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (22 loops in the row)
11.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (21 loops in the row)
12.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (20 loops in the row)
13.    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.   (19 knots, 18 loops in the row)
14.    Net 1 knot in each loop for 14 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row), turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 4 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.   (14 loops in the row)
15.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (13 loops in the row)
16.    Net 1 knot in each loop. (13 loops in the row)
17.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (12 loops in the row)
18.    Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)
19.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (11 loops in the row)
20.    Net 1 knot in each loop. (11 loops in the row)
21.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (10 loops in the row)
22.    Net 1 knot in each loop. (10 loops in the row)
23.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (9 loops in the row)
24.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (8 loops in the row)
25.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (7 loops in the row)
26.    Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (6 loops in row)
27.    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. (4 loops and 5 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.