One of the net Vandyke patterns I found in books and magazines published in the 1800s had more points on the outer side of the first and last Vandykes than on any of the other sides of the Vandykes. Some people like this look better than the basic net Vandykes. Once again, when my husband and I began looking closely, we found four different ways to turn the final corner and make the last vertical edge.
This Vandyke was one of our experimental samples. It has 6 squares in the border, 3 points along the inner Vandykes, and 4 points along the outer side of the first and last Vandykes.
Double the number of inner points (for this example: 2 times 3 = 6).
Rows in the last Vandyke
Subtract 1 from the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke (for this example: 6-1=5).
To find how many final Vandykes are needed:
If the number of squares in the border is less than or equal to the number of rows in the repeating Vandyke, there is only 1 final Vandyke (For this example: number of squares in the border is 6 and number rows in the repeating Vandyke is 6. We will need final 1 Vandyke.).
To determine which of the 4 types of instructions to use for the final Vandykes:
Subtract the number of squares in the border from 2 times the number of inner points.
The resulting number will be 0, 1, an even number greater than 0, or an odd number greater than 1 (for this example (2*3)-6 = 0).
- · Net (B - OuterN) pair(s) of Decrease and Plain rows,
- · 1 Decrease row.