## Saturday, September 29, 2018

### More Smaller Circles of Netting - rows not rounds

Last week the small circle of netting looked a little rectangular. It also had 26 loops in the circumference and I wanted only 24 loops. To make that happen, I started and ended with 5 loops in the row. This circle has a total of 108 knots.

Row Instructions
1 Tie thread onto foundation loop, net 5 loops into foundation loop. (5 loops in the row)
2 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in the row)
3 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row)
4 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in the row)
5-12 Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in the row)
13 Net 1 knot in each loop except for last two loops, net last 2 loops together. (7 loops in the row)
14 Net 1 knot in each loop except for last two loops, net last 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row)
15 Net 1 knot in each loop except for last two loops, net last 2 loops together. (5 loops in the row)

## Saturday, September 22, 2018

### Smaller Circles of Netting - rows not rounds

This is a smaller circle of netting. There are 123  total knots in this circle and only 26 loops around the circumference.

Rows Instructions
1 Tie thread onto foundation loop, net 6 loops into foundation loop. (6 loops in the row)
2 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row)
3 Net 1 knot in first loop, net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in all remaining loops, net 1 more knot (total 2 knots) in last loop. (8 loops in the row)
4 Net 1 knot in first loop, net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in all remaining loops, net 1 more knot (total 2 knots) in last loop. (9 loops in the row)
5-12 Net 1 knot in each loop. (9 loops in the row)
13 Net 1 knot in each loop except for last two loops, net last 2 loops together. (8 loops in the row)
14 Net 1 knot in each loop except for last two loops, net last 2 loops together. (7 loops in the row)
15 Net 1 knot in each loop except for last two loops, net last 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row)

## Saturday, September 15, 2018

### When is a circle not a circle

In attempting to create a circle of netting using rows instead of rounds and with about 50 loops around the circumference, I made some changes to the sample from last week.

I reduced the number of loops in the first and last rows. However, I also increased the number of increase and decrease rows to the extent that this piece of netting looks more like an octagon rather than a circle.

This sample has 47 loops around the circumference and a total of 486 knots.

Instructions
Row 1: Tie thread onto foundation loop, net 6 loops into foundation loop.
Row 2: Net 2 knots in the first loop, net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop.
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 4: Net 2 knots in the first loop, net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop.
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 6: Net 2 knots in the first loop, net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop.
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 8: Net 2 knots in the first loop, net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop.
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 10: Net 2 knots in the first loop, net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop.
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 12: Net 2 knots in the first loop, net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop.
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Rows 14-24: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 25: Net 2 loops together, net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.
Row 26: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 27: Net 2 loops together, net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.
Row 28: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 29: Net 2 loops together, net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.
Row 30: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 31: Net 2 loops together, net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.
Row 32: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 33: Net 2 loops together, net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.
Row 34: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 35: Net 2 loops together, net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.

## Saturday, September 8, 2018

### More circles of netting - rows not rounds

Achieving the look of a circle using rows instead of rounds can be tricky. It is necessary to balance the number of starting and ending loops, the number of plain rows, and the number of increase and decrease rows. This sample looks more like a square or rectangle with rounded corners. It is even more challenging when a certain number of loops around the circumference is desired. I wanted there to be about 50 loops around the netting.

This pattern contains 438 knots and has 46 loops around the circumference.

Instructions

Row 1: Tie thread onto foundation loop, net 10 loops into foundation loop.
Row 2: Net 2 knots in the first loop, net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop.
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 4: Net 2 knots in the first loop, net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop.
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 6: Net 2 knots in the first loop, net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop.
Rows 12-23: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 24: Net 2 loops together, net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.
Row 25: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 26: Net 2 loops together, net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.
Row 27: Net 1 knot in each loop.
Row 28: Net 1 knot in each loop.

## Saturday, September 1, 2018

### Circle of netting - created using rows, not rounds

This month I've been working on creating net circles in rows and figuring out how many loops they have around the edge. This particular piece of netting has a total of 24 rows (the first row of knots was attached to the foundation loop and has been undone), 256 knots, and 35 points around the circumference where a knot could be tied.

From one perspective this circle looks like it has been done in diamond-mesh netting; from another angle, though, it looks like square-mesh netting. Which is it? That depends on your perspective since square-mesh netting is diamond-mesh netting turned slightly and pulled taut.

This circle can be used as the base of a bag or the center of a hairnet.

Row Instructions
1 Tie thread onto foundation loop, net 6 loops into foundation loop. (6 loops in the row)
2 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop. (7 loops in the row)
3 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop. (8 loops in the row)
4 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop. (9 loops in the row)
5 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop. (10 loops in the row)
6 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop. (11 loops in the row)
7 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, net 2 knots the last loop. (12 loops in the row)
8-18 Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)
19 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (11 loops in the row)
20 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (10 loops in the row)
21 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (9 loops in the row)
22 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (8 loops in the row)
23 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (7 loops in the row)
24 Net 1 knot in each loop except the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (6 loops in the row)