Saturday, March 17, 2018

A square of Square Diamond Netting with 6 small square on each side


Now that I had made two squares of Square Diamond Netting with and odd number of small squares on each side, I wanted to see if I could make a square with an even number of small squares on each side. I found I could.






NAME
INSTRUCTIONS
wrapped long loop
Wrap the yarn once around the mesh stick by putting it across the front of the mesh stick, around the mesh stick, and up the back side of the mesh stick.  Then tie the netting knot in the usual way.

long loop in a long loop
Remove the mesh stick if necessary.  Tie the netting knot so the bottom of the long loop is touching the top of the mesh stick.

long loop in a short loop
Tie the knot at the bottom of the short loop by gradually pulling the thread slightly upwards not downwards when ending the netting knot.

DO NOT have the bottom of the short loop touch the top of the mesh stick.


There are also two ways to create the short loop.

NAME
INSTRUCTIONS
short loop in a short loop
Pull short loop down so the bottom of the short loop is touching the top of the mesh stick.  Tie the netting knot in the regular way.

short loop in a long loop
Tie the netting knot in the regular way.  The bottom of the long loop is touching the mesh stick


Here are my instructions for creating a square of Diamond Square Netting with 6 small squares on each side.

Before starting the actual netting:
  1. Fill a netting needle or shuttle with thread or cord.
  2. Attach it to a foundation loop.  To do this:
    1. Tie a slip knot in the thread or cord coming from the needle or shuttle.  Leaving a tail, at least 2 to 3 inches.
    2. Slip the foundation-loop cord through the slipknot.
    3. Tie the foundation-loop cord into a circle thereby creating a foundation loop.
    4. Tighten the slipknot.
  3. Attach the foundation loop to a tension device.
  4. Choose a mesh stick.
Increase Portion of the Square
Row 1:  Net 2 more knots into the foundation loop. (2 loops both small in the row)
Remove the mesh stick and turn the work so that the next row can be worked from left to right. (This will be done at the end of each row.)
Row 2:  Net a wrapped long loop in the first loop, then net a short loop and a wrapped long loop into the last loop. (3 loops, long, short, and long in the row)

Repeating Increase Rows
Row 3: (loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other; even # of loops)
*Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*; repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net 2 short loops in the last loop and turn the netting.

Row 4: (loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged – long and short; odd # of loops)
Net a wrapped long loop in the first loop, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the next loop*; repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net both a short loop and a wrapped long loop into the last loop.

Rows 5-10: Repeat rows 3 and 4 until the number of loops in the row is 11 and the number of small squares on the sides of the square is 5. The last row will repeat row 4.

Decrease Portion of the Square
                Row 11:
Net a short loop in the first loop, *net 1 long loop in the next short loop, net a short loop in the next loop*; repeat from * to * across the row.

                Row 12:
Net a short loop in the first loop, *net a wrapped long loop in the next loop, net a short loop in the following loop; *repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop in the last loop, turn the netting.

Repeating Decrease Rows
Row 13: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick net 1 knot in the short loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*; repeat from * to * across the row, turn the netting.
Row 14: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, net a short loop in the next loop, *net a wrapped long loop in the following loop, net a short loop in the next loop; * repeat from * to * across the row.
Rows 15-21: Repeat rows 13 and 14 until there are 2 loops remaining. The last row will repeat row 14.

Final Odd and Even Rows
Row 22: Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, net a short loop in the next loop.
Row 23: Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the short loop. Cut the thread near the knot just tied.

Tie the First Corner
Remove the foundation loop from row one of the net. 
Tie the tail onto a tapestry needle, which is used in place of the netting needle. 
Net the first two loops together without using a mesh stick.
Cut the thread near the knot just tied.




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