Saturday, October 10, 2015

Fan Netting from The Young Ladies' Journal Complete Guide to the Worktable

For a change, the instructions of the edge I matched the photo. This made it easier to make the sample for this edge. Here is Fan Netting (page 131, item #37) from The Young Ladies' Journal Complete Guide to the Worktable.

Here's my phrasing for instructions for this edge.

This pattern needs an odd number of loops in row 1.

Use a #8 knitting needle or 1/4" flat mesh stick for each row.

Row 1: Net 9 loops into the foundation loop.

Row 2: Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 3: Wrap the thread over the mesh stick one time before netting one knot in the loop in the usual manner, repeat that for each loop.  This makes the loops longer.

Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop.

Row 5: Wrap the thread over the mesh stick one time before netting one knot in the loop in the usual manner, net a total of 5 knots, each made in the same way, in each loop created in row 4.

Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops, *skip the next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops*; repeat from * to * across the row.

Row 7: Without the mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop of the row, now using the mesh stick, net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops, *wrap the thread over the mesh stick, skip a loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops (creating one long loop and two short loops)*; repeat from * to * ending with net the last 2 loops together.

Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, *wrap the thread over the mesh stick, skip the long loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops (creating a long loop and a short loop)*; repeat from * to * across the row.