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Net grounds



Net grounds are grounds with repeats of usualy one stitch. There are several ways of placing the stitches:
net1 net2 net2x net3 net4 net5

Please note: the second and third diagrams are equivalent in GroundForge terms. It is possible to define a strechted honeycomb for the prototype diagram. The pair diagram however will initially show kite shapes, when activating the animation these kites will reshape into squares with a 45 degree angle. Only when defining plaits as stitches you will see the honeycomb again in the thread diagram.

It gets interesting, if we would use two (or more) different stitches. These grounds are known as “chaotic ground”, “alternating ground”, …
Several of these can be found in the book by mrs A. Rühle: Fillings from Hunnia Lace.

Horizontal net

p-net1a p-net1b p-net1c

Or, not alternating:

More examples:


The following examples look like a knitwork.

Diagonal net

p-net2a p-net2c

Examples using one stitch


The following examples look like sprang plaiting.

Examples using two or more different stitches

Honeycomb net 1

See also Paris grounds.

Honeycomb net 2

See also Lattice.

Honeycomb net 3

This scheme is equal to the bias ground.