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of the net to be made varies with the
sizewidth or circumference of the mesh-pin. For learners
a ^flat mesh-pin
5/8" width by 8" long x 5/8"
wide and a needle of the same
length and a trifle narrower than
the pin, will be found convenient.
* To cast on (cf p. 32.)
Take a piece of stout string,
say 2 ft long ^to act as a foundation and join the ends.
Suspend it over a hook, strain it
against the foot or support it
in any other suitable way. Sup-
pose it is desired to make a
net 4 meshes wide. Then 4 loops
must be cast on the foundation
cord. Having wound the twine
on to the needle, but not so
as to make it bulge unduly,
attach the loose end to the foun-
dation by a slip knot or a lark's
head. The foundation cord is now
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