## Saturday, August 8, 2015

### Border of a Square for Neck-handkerchief, Fichus, etc. from Tatting and Netting

The square of netting found on pages 147-148 of Tatting and Netting caught my attention when I was looking through the book. The edge, though, is hard to see exactly what is happening.  However, I am currently netting edges, so that's what I made.

Figuring out how to get the edge to come out correctly when in rows instead of circular presented a bit of a challenge.  Here are the instructions I eventually figured out.

Row 1: Net an odd number of loops in the foundation loop over a #3 knitting needle or 1/8" flat mesh stick. The sample used 9.

Rows 2-3: Net 1 knot in each loop over a #3 knitting needle or 1/8" flat mesh stick.

Row 4: Net 7 knots in the first loop over a 3/8" mesh stick, skip a loop, *net 8 knots in the following loop, skip a loop;* repeat from * to * ending with net 6 knots in the last loop.

Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop over a #3 knitting needle or 1/8" mesh stick.

Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops over a #3 knitting needle or 1/8" mesh stick, skip 1 loop, *net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops, skip 1 loop*; repeat from * to * ending with net 1 knot in each loop for the last 2 loops.

Row 7: Net 1 knot in the first loop, *skip 1 loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops*; repeat from * to *.

Here is the finished sample.