Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Fourth Basic Vandyke Edge with Two Final Vandykes

I'm going to include 2 different patterns once again, this time for the fourth Basic Vandyke with Two Final Vandykes. They have a different number of squares in the border and a different number of points on the sides of the Vandykes.  The first pattern has 23 squares in the border and 7 points on the sides. The second pattern has 13 squares in the border and 6 points along the Vandykes. The reason they are both included in this post is that they both have 2 final Vandykes and they also have the same type of instructions used in creating those final Vandykes.

The first example (23 squares in the border and 7 loops along the points):

First Vandyke with straight, vertical side
Tie the thread from the netting needle onto the foundation loop, leaving a 6" tail.
Row 1: Net 2 knots in the foundation loop. (2 loops in row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (9 loops in row)
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (10 loops in row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (11 loops in row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (12 loops in row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (13 loops in row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (14 loops in row)
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (15 loops in row)
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (16 loops in row)
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (17 loops in row)
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (18 loops in row)
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (19 loops in row)
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (20 loops in row)
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (21 loops in row)
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (22 loops in row)
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (23 loops in row)
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (24 loops in row)
Row 24: Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in row)
Row 25: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (25 loops in row)
Row 26: Net 1 knot in each loop. (25 loops in row)
Row 27: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (26 loops in row)
Row 28: Net 1 knot in each loop. (26 loops in row)
Row 29: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (27 loops in row)
Row 30: Net 1 knot in each loop. (27 loops in row)
Row 31: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (28 loops in row)
Row 32: Net 1 knot in each loop. (28 loops in row)
Row 33: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (29 loops in row)
Row 34: Net 1 knot in each loop. (29 loops in row)
Row 35: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (30 loops in row)
Row 36: Net 1 knot in each loop. (30 loops in row)
Row 37: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (31 loops in row)
Row 38: Net 1 knot in each loop for 24 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row), turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 7 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.

Repeating Vandyke
Rows 25-38: Repeat instructions to create a new Vandyke.

Last two Vandykes including a straight vertical side
Row 1: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (25 loops in row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in each loop. (25 loops in row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (26 loops in row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop. (26 loops in row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (25 loops in row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop. (25 loops in row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (24 loops in row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (23 loops in row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop. (23 loops in row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (22 loops in row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop. (22 loops in row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (21 loops in row)
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 7 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.   (14 loops in row)
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together (13 loops in row)
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop. (13 loops in row)
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (12 loops in row)
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in row)
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (11 loops in row)
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop. (11 loops in row)
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (10 loops in row)
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop. (10 loops in row)
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (9 loops in row)
Row 24: Net 1 knot in each loop. (9 loops in row)
Row 25: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (8 loops in row)
Row 26: Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in row)
Row 27: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (7 loops in row)

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.

The second example (13 squares in the border and 6 loops along the points):

First Vandyke with straight, vertical side
Tie the thread from the netting needle onto the foundation loop, leaving a 6" tail.
Row 1: Net 2 knots in the foundation loop. (2 loops in row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (9 loops in row)
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (10 loops in row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (11 loops in row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (12 loops in row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (13 loops in row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (14 loops in row)
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop. (14 loops in row)
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (15 loops in row)
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop. (15 loops in row)
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (16 loops in row)
Row 18: Net 1 knot in each loop. (16 loops in row)
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (17 loops in row)
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop. (17 loops in row)
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (18 loops in row)
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop. (18 loops in row)
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (19 loops in row)
Row 24: Net 1 knot in each loop. (19 loops in row)
Row 25: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (20 loops in row)
Row 26: 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 6 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.

Repeating Vandyke
Rows 15-26: Repeat instructions to create a new Vandyke.

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

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.

If you would like to know the math involved, here it is.

First example: Squares in the border = 23, Points along the edge of each Vandyke = 7
Second example: Squares in the border = 13, Points along the edge of each Vandyke = 6

A. To find how many final Vandykes are needed:
1. If the number of squares in the border is less than or equal to 2 times the number of points -1 then you have just 1 final Vandyke.
2. If the number of squares in the border is greater than 2 times the number of points -1 then you need more than 1 final Vandyke.
3. (For the first example: number of squares in the border 23 and number of points is 7, then 2 times 7 = 14, subtract 1 = 13. Since 23 is greater than 13 we will need more than 1 Vandyke.)
4. (For the second example: number of squares in the border 13 and number of points is 6, then 2 times 6 = 12, subtract 1 = 11. Since 13 is greater than 11 we will need more than 1 Vandyke.)

B. To determine how many more Vandykes are needed:
1. Calculate 2 times the number of points - 1 (for the first example: 2 times 7 is 14, subtract 1 from 14 = 13; for the second example: 2 times 6 is 12, subtract 1 from 12 = 11).
2. Subtract that number from the number of squares in the border (for the first example: 23-13 = 10; for the second example: 13-11 = 2).
3. Divide the result by 2 times the number of points. If the answer is not a whole number, round up to the next whole number. (for the first example: 10 divided by (2 times 7) or, in other words, 10 divided by 14 equals .86 which is rounded up to 1; for the second example: 2 divided by (2 times 6) or, in other words, 2 divided by 12 equals .17 which is rounded up to 1).
4. The whole number is how many more Vandykes are needed. (for the first example: the answer is 1; for the second example:the answer is 1).

C. Total number of final Vandykes needed:
1. Take the number just calculated of how many more Vandykes are needed (for the first example: 1; for the second example: 1).
2. Add 1 to that number to find the total number of final Vandykes (for the first example:  1 + 1 = 2; for the second example: 1 + 1 = 2).

D. To determine which of the 4 types of instructions to use for the final Vandykes:
1. Double the number of points along one side of the Vandyke (for the first example: the answer is 14; for the second example: the answer is 12).
2. Take the answer from B4 (for the first example: that answer is 1; for the second example: that answer is 1).
3. Multiple the answer from D1 by the answer from D2. (for the first example: the answer is 1*14=14; for the second example: the answer is 1*12=12)
5. Subtract the number of squares in the border from the result (for the first example: 27-23 = 4; for the second example: 23-13 = 10).
6. The answer will be 0, 1, an even number greater than 0, or an odd number greater than 1.

E. Generic instructions for the final Vandykes

If your resulting number is an even number greater than 0, the rows are as follows:
X = the answer from D6, divide by 2 (for the first example: 4, 4/2=2, X=2; for the second example: 10, 10/2=5, X=5).
N = the number of points (for the first example: 7; for the second example: 6)
• net X pair(s) of Increase and Plain rows,
• followed by and (N - X) pair(s) of Decrease and Plain rows - the final Plain row leaves the last N loops without a knot,
• turn netting and net (N - 1) pair(s) of Decrease and Plain rows,
• followed by 1 Decrease row.