Archive for June 2011

Netting without a mesh stick

Most of the time when you net, a mesh stick is used to create uniform-sized meshes.  There are a few times, though, when the mesh stick needs to be discarded, eliminated, not used.  This technique is one of the skills taught in “Netting, More or Less,” the class I’m currently preparing.

In the video below, I discuss those times when I don’t use a mesh stick.  Are there other situations when a mesh stick is not used?

Netting Knots: The Same or Not?

The last few weeks I’ve introduced a variety of netting stitches, all dealing with increases and decreases.  Today I’d like to take a closer look at the netting knot itself.  The netting knot has more names than any netting stitch and more than one way to be tied.

A few weeks ago I was asked if the structure of the netting knot remained the same, no matter what it was called or which method was used to tie it.

I figured the best way to answer that question would be by video so you could see the examples and come to your own conclusion.

So take a look and then let me know how you would answer the question.

Netting Knot Structure

Naming a netting stitch

Where do you go when you want to know the name of a netting stitch?

The last few weeks I have shown you a variety of stitches that use increases, decreases, or a combination of both.  The names used in those videos are the names by which I know the stitches.

Finding the name of a netting stitch used to be quite a problem for me.  The video below recaps my experience in finding the names of netting stitches.

Naming Stitches

How do I find the name of a netting stitch now?   If I make up the stitch, I give it a name.  If I find the stitch in an old book or online, I use the name given there.  However, sometimes there’s no name attached to the stitch.  In that case, I give it a name.

Have you ever named a netting stitch?  If so, which one?

More Netting Stitches

If the tornado‘s destructive path had been about a mile further north on Wednesday, this blog may not have been sent.  However, since it did not, you get this entry.

The last couple of weeks I have shown you some netting increase and decrease stitches.  What happens if you put an increase stitch and a decrease stitch together?  You get a new stitch which I refer to as a combination stitch, since it combines both increase and decrease stitches.

Enjoy looking at all the different stitches.