## Saturday, September 2, 2017

### A Basic 9-Square, Square-mesh Scallop Edge with 1 Final Scallop

About a year ago I started showing Vandyke edges with square-mesh netting and explaining the various ways that the right vertical edge needed to be made. Recently my husband and I finally finished work on square-mesh scallop edgings. I decided to work on scallops with an odd number of squares along the bottom of the scallop. The only even scallop I found was located in Treasures in Needlework and right now my brain will not wrap around how to create an even scallop that looked nice.

Just like the Vandykes, these scallops did not all finish the right vertical edge in the same way. Again there were four different ways to finish that vertical edge, but not the same for ways. In addition, we had to figure out how to shape a scallop with with netting.

This Basic Scallop uses just one scallop to form the right vertical side. It has a border of 19 squares, 6 points along each side of a scallop, and 9 squares across the bottom of the scallop.

The instructions for this scallop are as follows:

Row 1:       Net 2 knots in the foundation loop. (2 loops in the row)
Row 2:       Net 1 knot in the first loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in the row)
Rows 3-19: Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (20 loops in the last row)
Row 20:     Net 1 knot in each loop. (20 loops in the row)
Row 21:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (21 loops in the row)
Row 22:     Net 1 knot in each loop. (21 loops in the row)
Row 23:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (22 loops in the row)
Row 24:     Net 1 knot in each loop. (22 loops in the row)
Row 25:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (23 loops in the row)
Row 26:     Net 1 knot in each loop. (23 loops in the row)
Row 27:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (24 loops in the row)
Row 28:     Net 1 knot in each loop. (24 loops in the row)
Row 29:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (25 loops in the row)
Row 30:     Net 1 knot in each loop. (25 loops in the row)
Row 31:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (26 loops in the row)
Row 32:     Net 1 knot in each loop. (26 loops in the row)
Row 33:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (27 loops in the row)
Row 34:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (26 loops in the row)
Row 35:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (27 loops in the row)
Row 36:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (26 loops in the row)
Row 37:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (27 loops in the row)
Row 38:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (26 loops in the row)
Row 39:     Without a mesh stick net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (26 loops in the row)
Row 40:     Net 1 knot in each loop for 20 loops, do NOT net in any more loops for this row. Turn the netting and begin the next row! (20 loops in the row)

Repeating Vandyke Scallop
Repeat rows 21-40 for as many scallops as desired

Last Vandyke Scallop with a straight vertical side
Row 1:       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (19 loops in the row)
Row 2:       Net 1 knot in each loop. (19 loops in the row)
Row 3:       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (18 loops in the row)
Row 4:       Net 1 knot in each loop. (18 loops in the row)
Row 5:       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (17 loops in the row)
Row 6:       Net 1 knot in each loop. (17 loops in the row)
Row 7:       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (16 loops in the row)
Row 8:       Net 1 knot in each loop. (16 loops in the row)
Row 9:       Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (15 loops in the row)
Row 10:     Net 1 knot in each loop. (15 loops in the row)
Row 11:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (14 loops in the row)
Row 12:     Net 1 knot in each loop. (14 loops in the row)
Row 13:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (13 loops in the row)
Row 14:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (12 loops in the row)
Row 15:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (11 loops in the row)
Row 16:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (10 loops in the row)
Row 17:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (9 loops in the row)
Row 18:     Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (8 loops in the row)
Row 19:     Without a mesh stick net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (7 knots and 6 loops in the 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.