## 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.