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libralilly
« on: March 11, 2007 10:52:22 PM »

I want to make a lingerie type skirt and corset top using the "small picot trellis stitch".  I've already made the skirt and was able to use a larger hook size at the bottom to make it flare a bit instead of increasing.

Now, On to the corset. I'm going to have to use increases and decreases to make the top and I can't figure out how to do them using this stitch.

Have any of you done this before or know how to do this?
I would really, really appreciate any tips or suggestions.

Here is a picture of the stitch that I found on the web...



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rina
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2007 01:19:17 AM »

I have the same problems trying to figure out increases/decreases in fancy stitch patterns.  But I've worked on a sweater with a similar netting/diamond effect.  You can try the following with a swatch to see if it works. 

Here's one decrease method:  On the left edge of the work (as shown in photo), when, after your last picot, you chain an arch, sc, and then do a long turning chain, you can do this instead.  Halve the number of chains, and DC into same place where the SC would have gone.  Next row, do a long turning chain as usual.  You have now moved the edge in half a diamond. 

To do the same on the right edge, where you normally end with a DC into the beginning sc of the previous row:  Replace the last picot with an SC, then immediately DC into the beginning sc of the previous row.  The DC will slant alongside the top part of the turning chain.  For the next row, do a long turning chain (like you normally do on the other side of the work) before you start the normal instead of the normal picot/arch sequence. 

If you want to make the decrease more gradual, you can start the sequence by decreasing the turning chains on the left edge and shortening the chain leading up to the DC on the right.  Then, on the next row, do as above.

Good luck!   
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2007 10:41:56 AM »

Wow thanx, I always wanted to know that too!
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libralilly
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2007 04:19:36 PM »

Yeah, Thank you so much for your help.
I'm going to try it out and I'll keep you posted on how it worked.

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