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Free Vintage Netting Pattern:

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Materials—Three skeins of coarse purse silk, either a rich green, dark blue, or cerise, according to fancy; mesh No. 12

For the length, you will require a foundation of 72 stitches.

1st row. Net plain.—

2d row. Net the 2d stitch, then the 1st, now net the 4th, and afterwards the 3d; continue in this way to the end of the row.—

3d row. The first and every alternate stitch of last row will appear to be twisted, into which net 1 stitch; but into 2d and every other net 2; repeat to the end of the row.—

4th row. Net plain, leaving the extra stitches of last row unnetted; these 4 rows form the pattern, which must be repeated fourteen times more; join one-third of the rows together at each side, net 2 rows round the opening with a No. 21 mesh, draw up the ends, and finish with steel tassels and slides.

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As the following specimen is done only in the ordinary netting stitch, we do not think any particular explanation of the art of netting can be needed by our readers, it being so universally known. Indeed, it would be extremely difficult to teach the stitch by writing. Whenever any stitch, except that used in common netting, may occur in any of the following designs, we will endeavour to explain it as clearly as possible.

MATERIALS..—Very fine crimson netting silk, and gold thread. Two steel meshes are required, one about No. 15, and one No. 11. Eagle card-board gauge.

Make a piece of foundation of 9 stitches, and join your silk in the first.

1st round (small mesh). 1 stitch in every stitch of the foundation.

2nd: The same.

3rd: 2 stitches in every one of the previous round.

4th: A stitch in every one of the last round.

5th: X 2 stitches in the first, and one in the second, X 8 times.

6th: A stitch in every stitch.

7th: Increase eight stitches in the round, by doing two in one eight times, taking care that the stitch increased is the one which precedes the increased stitch of the last augmented round.

8th: Like 6th.

9th: Like 7th.

10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 22nd: Like 6th.

The intermediate rounds like the 7th. There ought now to be 88 stitches in the round. Do 44 more rounds, without any increase. Then take the large mesh, and do another round. Take the small mesh, X miss one stitch, take a stitch in the second, then one in the stitch that was missed. X Repeat this all round.


Do four rounds of plain netting with the small mesh, then begin to make the points. 1st point: 7 stitches; draw out the mesh, X turn the work, and make a stitch on every one but the last; X repeat till you come to a point.

2nd and following points, like the first, so that there are 11 in the round.

The pattern is then to be darned with the gold thread, according to the design we have given.

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