Saturday, April 21, 2018

A Rectangle of Square Diamond Netting - 4 by 7 small squares


Now,  I wanted to see if I could make one with the number of small squares with an even width and an odd length. I chose to have 4 small squares in the width and 7 small squares in the length of this rectangle.




NAME
INSTRUCTIONS
wrapped long loop
Wrap the yarn once around the mesh stick by putting it across the front of the mesh stick, around the mesh stick, and up the back side of the mesh stick.  Then tie the netting knot in the usual way.

long loop in a long loop
Remove the mesh stick if necessary.  Tie the netting knot so the bottom of the long loop is touching the top of the mesh stick.

long loop in a short loop
Tie the knot at the bottom of the short loop by gradually pulling the thread slightly upwards not downwards when ending the netting knot.

DO NOT have the bottom of the short loop touch the top of the mesh stick.


There are also two ways to create the short loop.

NAME
INSTRUCTIONS
short loop in a short loop
Pull short loop down so the bottom of the short loop is touching the top of the mesh stick.  Tie the netting knot in the regular way.

short loop in a long loop
Tie the netting knot in the regular way.  The bottom of the long loop is touching the mesh stick


Here are my instructions for creating a rectangle of Diamond Square Netting with a width of 4 small squares, and a length of 7 small squares.

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 Rectangle
Row 1:  Net 2 more knots into the foundation loop. (2 loops - both small 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 a wrapped long loop in the first loop net both a short loop and a wrapped long  loop into the last loop. (3 loops - long, short, and long in the row)

Row 3: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
*Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*; repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net 2 short loops in the last loop and turn the netting. (4 loops in the row)

Row 4: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Net a wrapped long loop in the first loop, *net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop; * repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net both a short loop and a wrapped long loop into the last loop. (5 loops in the row)

Row 5: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
*Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*; repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net 2 short loops in the last loop and turn the netting. (6 loops in the row)

Row 6: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Net a wrapped long loop in the first loop, *net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop; * repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net both a short loop and a wrapped long loop into the last loop. (7 loops in the row)

Row 7: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
*Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*; repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net 2 short loops in the last loop and turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)


 Turning the Corner:
Row 8: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, net a short loop in the next loop, *net a wrapped long loop in the following loop, net a short loop in the next loop; * repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop and a wrapped, long loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)

Lengthening the Rectangle:
                Row 9: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
                        *Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*;
repeat from * to *, ending with net a long loop in the last loop,
turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)

                Row 10: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop and a wrapped long loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)

Row 11: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
                        *Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*;
repeat from * to *, ending with net a long loop in the last loop,
turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)

Row 12: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop and a wrapped long loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)

Row 13: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
                        *Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*;
repeat from * to *, ending with net a long loop in the last loop,
turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)

Turning the Next Corner

Row 14: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (7 loops in the row)

Decreasing Portion of the Rectangle
Row 15: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a long loop in the following loop; * repeat from * to * across the row, turn the netting. (7 loops in the row)

Row 16: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *repeat from * to * across the row. (3 loops in the row)

Row 17: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a long loop in the following loop; * repeat from * to * across the row, turn the netting. (4 loops in the row)

Row 18: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *repeat from * to * across the row. (3 loops in the row)

Row 19: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a long loop in the following loop; * repeat from * to * across the row, turn the netting. (2 loops in the row)

Final Corner Formed
Row 20: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, net a short loop in the next loop.

Row 21: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the short loop.
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.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

A Rectangle of Square Diamond Netting - 3 by 6 small squares


Now,  I wanted to see if I could make one with the number of small squares with an odd width and an even length. I chose to have 3 small squares in the width and 6 small squares in the length of this rectangle.




NAME
INSTRUCTIONS
wrapped long loop
Wrap the yarn once around the mesh stick by putting it across the front of the mesh stick, around the mesh stick, and up the back side of the mesh stick.  Then tie the netting knot in the usual way.

long loop in a long loop
Remove the mesh stick if necessary.  Tie the netting knot so the bottom of the long loop is touching the top of the mesh stick.

long loop in a short loop
Tie the knot at the bottom of the short loop by gradually pulling the thread slightly upwards not downwards when ending the netting knot.

DO NOT have the bottom of the short loop touch the top of the mesh stick.


There are also two ways to create the short loop.

NAME
INSTRUCTIONS
short loop in a short loop
Pull short loop down so the bottom of the short loop is touching the top of the mesh stick.  Tie the netting knot in the regular way.

short loop in a long loop
Tie the netting knot in the regular way.  The bottom of the long loop is touching the mesh stick


Here are my instructions for creating a rectangle of Diamond Square Netting with a width of 3 small squares, and a length of 6 small squares.

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 Rectangle

Row 1:  Net 2 more knots into the foundation loop. (2 loops - both small 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 a wrapped long loop in the first loop net both a short loop and a wrapped long loop into the last loop. (3 loops - long, short, and long in the row)

Row 3: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
*Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*; repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net 2 short loops in the last loop and turn the netting. (4 loops in the row)

Row 4: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Net a wrapped long loop in the first loop, *net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop; * repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net both a short loop and a wrapped long loop into the last loop. (5 loops in the row)

Row 5: Repeat row 3 until the desired number of small squares desired appear on the sides of the triangle.  (6 loops in the row)

Turning the Corner:
Row 6: Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, net a short loop in the next loop,
*net a wrapped long loop in the following loop, net a short loop in the next loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop and a wrapped, long loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (6 loops in the row)

Lengthening the Rectangle:
                Row 7: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
                        *Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*;
repeat from * to *, ending with net a long loop in the last loop,
turn the netting. (6 loops in the row)

                Row 8: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop and a wrapped long loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (6 loops in the row)

Row 9: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
                        *Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*;
repeat from * to *, ending with net a long loop in the last loop,
turn the netting. (6 loops in the row)

Row 10: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop and a wrapped long loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (6 loops in the row)

Row 11: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
                        *Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*;
repeat from * to *, ending with net a long loop in the last loop,
turn the netting. (6 loops in the row)

Turning the Next Corner

Row 12: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (5 loops in the row)

Decreasing Portion of the Rectangle
Row 13: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a long loop in the following loop; * repeat from * to * across the row, turn the netting. (4 loops in the row)

Row 14: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *repeat from * to * across the row. (3 loops in the row)

Row 15: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a long loop in the following loop; * repeat from * to * across the row, turn the netting. (2 loops in the row)

Final Corner Formed
Row 16: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, net a short loop in the next loop.

Row 17: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the short loop.
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.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

A Rectangle of Square Diamond Netting - 4 by 8 small squares


Now,  I wanted to see if I could make one with the number of small squares even in both the width and length. I chose to have 4 small squares in the width and 8 small squares in the length of this rectangle.




NAME
INSTRUCTIONS
wrapped long loop
Wrap the yarn once around the mesh stick by putting it across the front of the mesh stick, around the mesh stick, and up the back side of the mesh stick.  Then tie the netting knot in the usual way.

long loop in a long loop
Remove the mesh stick if necessary.  Tie the netting knot so the bottom of the long loop is touching the top of the mesh stick.

long loop in a short loop
Tie the knot at the bottom of the short loop by gradually pulling the thread slightly upwards not downwards when ending the netting knot.

DO NOT have the bottom of the short loop touch the top of the mesh stick.


There are also two ways to create the short loop.

NAME
INSTRUCTIONS
short loop in a short loop
Pull short loop down so the bottom of the short loop is touching the top of the mesh stick.  Tie the netting knot in the regular way.

short loop in a long loop
Tie the netting knot in the regular way.  The bottom of the long loop is touching the mesh stick


Here are my instructions for creating a rectangle of Diamond Square Netting with a width of 4 small squares, and a length of 8 small squares.
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 Rectangle
Row 1:  Net 2 more knots into the foundation loop. (2 loops - both small 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 a wrapped long loop in the first loop net both a short loop and a wrapped long loop into the last loop. (3 loops - long, short, and long in the row)

Row 3: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
*Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*; repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net 2 short loops in the last loop and turn the netting. (4 loops in the row)

Row 4: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Net a wrapped long loop in the first loop, *net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop; * repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net both a short loop and a wrapped long loop into the last loop. (5 loops in the row)

Row 5: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
*Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*; repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net 2 short loops in the last loop and turn the netting. (6 loops in the row)

Row 6: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Net a wrapped long loop in the first loop, *net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop; * repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net both a short loop and a wrapped long loop into the last loop. (7 loops in the row)

Row 7: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
*Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*; repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net 2 short loops in the last loop and turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)



Turning the Corner:
Row 8: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, net a short loop in the next loop, *net a wrapped long loop in the following loop, net a short loop in the next loop; * repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop and a wrapped, long loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)

Lengthening the Rectangle:
                Row 9: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
                        *Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*;
repeat from * to *, ending with net a long loop in the last loop,
turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)

                Row 10: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop and a wrapped long loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)

Row 11: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
                        *Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*;
repeat from * to *, ending with net a long loop in the last loop,
turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)

Row 12: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop and a wrapped long loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)

Row 13: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
                        *Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*;
repeat from * to *, ending with net a long loop in the last loop,
turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)

Row 14: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop and a wrapped long loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)

Row 15: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
                        *Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*;
repeat from * to *, ending with net a long loop in the last loop,
turn the netting. (8 loops in the row)

Turning the Next Corner

Row 16: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (7 loops in the row)

Decreasing Portion of the Rectangle
Row 17: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a long loop in the following loop; * repeat from * to * across the row, turn the netting. (6 loops in the row)

Row 18: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *repeat from * to * across the row. (5 loops in the row)

Row 19: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a long loop in the following loop; * repeat from * to * across the row, turn the netting. (4 loops in the row)

Row 20: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *repeat from * to * across the row. (3 loops in the row)

Row 21: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a long loop in the following loop; * repeat from * to * across the row, turn the netting. (2 loops in the row)

Final Corner Formed
Row 22: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, net a short loop in the next loop.

Row 23: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the short loop. 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.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

A Rectangle of Square Diamond Netting - 3 by 5 small squares


Back in June 2017 I discussed making a rectangle of Square Diamond Netting. However, I wanted to see if I could make one with the number of small squares odd in both the width and length. I decided to have 3 small squares in the width and 5 small squares in the length of this rectangle.




NAME
INSTRUCTIONS
wrapped long loop
Wrap the yarn once around the mesh stick by putting it across the front of the mesh stick, around the mesh stick, and up the back side of the mesh stick.  Then tie the netting knot in the usual way.

long loop in a long loop
Remove the mesh stick if necessary.  Tie the netting knot so the bottom of the long loop is touching the top of the mesh stick.

long loop in a short loop
Tie the knot at the bottom of the short loop by gradually pulling the thread slightly upwards not downwards when ending the netting knot.

DO NOT have the bottom of the short loop touch the top of the mesh stick.


There are also two ways to create the short loop.

NAME
INSTRUCTIONS
short loop in a short loop
Pull short loop down so the bottom of the short loop is touching the top of the mesh stick.  Tie the netting knot in the regular way.

short loop in a long loop
Tie the netting knot in the regular way.  The bottom of the long loop is touching the mesh stick


Here are my instructions for creating a square of Diamond Square Netting with a width of 3 small squares, and a length of 5 small squares.


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 Rectangle
Row 1:  Net 2 more knots into the foundation loop. (2 loops - both small 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 a wrapped long loop in the first loop net both a short loop and a wrapped long loop into the last loop. (3 loops - long, short, and long in the row)

Row 3: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
*Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*; repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net 2 short loops in the last loop and turn the netting. (4 loops in the row)

Row 4: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Net a wrapped long loop in the first loop, *net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop; * repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net both a short loop and a wrapped long loop into the last loop. (5 loops in the row)

Row 5: Repeat row 3.  (6 loops in the row)

Turning the Corner:
Row 6: Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, net a short loop in the next loop,
*net a wrapped long loop in the following loop, net a short loop in the next loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop and a wrapped, long loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (6 loops in the row)

Lengthening the Rectangle:
                Row 7: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
                        *Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*;
repeat from * to *, ending with net a long loop in the last loop,
turn the netting. (6 loops in the row)

                Row 8: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop and a wrapped long loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (6 loops in the row)

Row 9: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
                        *Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop*;
repeat from * to *, ending with net a long loop in the last loop,
turn the netting. (6 loops in the row)

Turning the Next Corner

Row 10: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left, net a short loop in the last loop, turn the netting. (5 loops in the row)

Decreasing Portion of the Rectangle
Row 11: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a long loop in the following loop; * repeat from * to * across the row, turn the netting. (4 loops in the row)

Row 12: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the following loop; *repeat from * to * across the row. (3 loops in the row)

Row 13: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the next loop, net a long loop in the following loop; * repeat from * to * across the row, turn the netting. (2 loops in the row)

Final Corner Formed
Row 14: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, net a short loop in the next loop.

Row 15: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the short loop. 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.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

A Generic pattern for a square of Square Diamond Netting


When I made a generic pattern for a square of Square Diamond Netting, I was delighted to find that I needed just one pattern. Whether you wanted to make an even or an odd number of small squares along the side, either could be accomplished with the same pattern.



































No matter how many small squares you want along the side of the finished square, here are the instructions.


NAME
INSTRUCTIONS
wrapped long loop
Wrap the yarn once around the mesh stick by putting it across the front of the mesh stick, around the mesh stick, and up the back side of the mesh stick.  Then tie the netting knot in the usual way.

long loop in a long loop
Remove the mesh stick if necessary.  Tie the netting knot so the bottom of the long loop is touching the top of the mesh stick.

long loop in a short loop
Tie the knot at the bottom of the short loop by gradually pulling the thread slightly upwards not downwards when ending the netting knot.

DO NOT have the bottom of the short loop touch the top of the mesh stick.


There are also two ways to create the short loop.

NAME
INSTRUCTIONS
short loop in a short loop
Pull short loop down so the bottom of the short loop is touching the top of the mesh stick.  Tie the netting knot in the regular way.

short loop in a long loop
Tie the netting knot in the regular way.  The bottom of the long loop is touching the mesh stick




A Square of Square Diamond Netting – Generic Instructions


SS = Number of small squares along one side of the square

Increase Portion of the Square
Row 1:  Net 2 more knots into the foundation loop. (2 loops both small 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 a wrapped long loop in the first loop, then net a short loop and a wrapped long loop into the last loop. (3 loops, long, short, and long in the row)

Repeating Increase Rows
Odd Rows: (loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
*Net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left,
net 2 short loops in the last loop and turn the netting.

Even Rows: (loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged – long and short)
Net a wrapped long loop in the first loop,
*net a short loop in the next loop, net a wrapped long loop in the next loop; *
Repeat from * to * until there is one loop left,
Net both a short loop and a wrapped long loop into the last loop.

Repeat the odd and even rows until the number of small squares on the sides of the triangle equals SS-1. The last row will be an even row.

Decrease Portion of the Square
                First Odd Decrease Row:
                                Net a short loop in the first loop,
                                *net 1 long loop in the next short loop, net a short loop in the next loop; *
                                repeat from * to * across the row.

                First Even Decrease Row:
Net a short loop in the first loop,
*Net a wrapped long loop in the next loop, net a short loop in the following loop; *
repeat from * to * until there is one loop left,
net a short loop in the last loop, turn the netting.

Repeating Decrease Rows
Odd Rows: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are even with each other)
Without a mesh stick net 1 knot in the short loop, now with a mesh stick, *net a short loop in the long loop, net a long loop in the short loop; *
repeat from * to * across the row, turn the netting.
Even Rows: (the loops at the bottom of the finished row are jagged)
Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, net a short loop in the next loop, *net a wrapped long loop in the following loop, net a short loop in the next loop; * repeat from * to * across the row.
Repeat the odd and even decrease rows until there are 2 loops remaining. The last row will be an odd row.

Final Odd and Even Rows
Last Even Row: Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, net a short loop in the next loop.
Last Odd Row: Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the short loop. 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.