## Saturday, August 26, 2017

### A Square Square-Mesh Frame with an Odd Number of Squares

Once I had figured out how to net a square square-mesh frame with an even number of squares along the edges, I wanted to know what differences would result from using odd numbers instead of even numbers.

I learned that if I design a square with an odd number of squares along the outside edges,  the edges of the inner square will also have an odd number.

Here are the instructions
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 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 1 knot in the first loop; increase by netting two knots in the 2nd loop. (3 loops in the row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in the row)
Rows 4-11:  Net one knot in each loop except the last loop; net 2 knots in that last loop. (12 loops in the last row)

Forming the top of the square
Row 12 (part 1): Net 1 knot in each loop for 6 loops. (6 loops in the row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop, except the last loop, increase by netting 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row) The increase is on the outer edge.
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop, except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row) The decrease is on the inner edge.
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop, except the last loop, increase by netting 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row) The increase is on the outer edge.
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop, except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row) The decrease is on the inner edge.
Row 17: Net 1 knot in each loop, except the last loop, increase by netting 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row) The increase is on the outer edge.

Turn Corner and Start Side
Row 18 (Decrease – Increase Row): Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together, net 1 more knot in those two loops. (7 loops in the row)
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop, except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row) The decrease is now on the outer edge.
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop, except the last loop, increase by netting 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row) The increase is now on the inner edge.
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row) The decrease is on the outer edge.
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop, except the last loop, increase by netting 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row) The increase is now on the inner edge.
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row) The decrease is on the outer edge.
Row 24: (part 1): Net 1 knot in each loop, except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in the row) The increase is on the inner edge.

Cut the thread on the inside edge.

Start the Second Half of the Square
Tie the thread from the shuttle onto the bottom of the first loop of the outer loop of row 11.

Row 12 (second part of the first partial row): Net 1 more knot in the in which the needle is tied, net 1 knot in each loop for the remaining loops on this partial row. (6 loops in the row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in the first loop; increase by netting 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row) The increase is on the outer edge.
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row) The decrease is on the inner edge.
Row 15: Net 1 knot in the first loop; increase by netting 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row) The increase is on the outer edge.
Row 16: Net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row) The decrease is on the inner edge.
Row 17: Net 1 knot in the first loop; increase by netting 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row) The increase is on the outer edge.

Turn Corner and Start Bottom
Row 18 (Decrease – Increase Row): Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together, net 1 more knot in those two loops. (7 loops in the row)
Row 19: Net 1 knot in each loop, except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row) The decrease is now on the outer edge.
Row 20: Net 1 knot in each loop, except the last loop, increase by netting 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row) The increase is now on the inner edge.
Row 21: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row) The decrease is on the outer edge.
Row 22: Net 1 knot in each loop, except the last loop, increase by netting 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row) The increase is on the inner edge.
Row 23: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row) The decrease is on the outer edge.
Row 24: (part 1): Net 1 knot in each loop, except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row) The increase is on the inner edge. Cut the thread on the inside edge.

Join Partial Rows and Decrease
Tie the thread from the shuttle to the bottom of the first loop formed in the row the row just finished.
Row 25: Net together the first and second loops, net 1 knot in each loop until reaching the 2 closed loops, net the two closed loops together, joining both parts of the partial row, net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together (11 loops in the row)
Row 26: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net the last 2 loops together.
Repeat row 26 until there are two loops left.

Tie the Last Corner
Finish the final row by netting these two loops together, but without a mesh stick.
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.