You now pick up an odd number of beads to make the turn and begin the third row. These beads are referred to as "turning beads." The precise number of turning beads you pick up varies by pattern. In the topmost diagram above, there are five turning beads.
After making the turn, continue the netting stitch (from page 1) back toward the opposite edge of the beadwork. Notice that the middle bead in each set of beads you stitched in the second row now becomes a link bead.
At the end of the third row, pick up another set of turning beads. The second diagram above shows five more turning beads picked up to make the next turn.
Continue stitching one row at a time, using turning beads to change direction at the end of each row. The bottom diagram above shows the resulting thread path through the first five rows of beadwork. You can continue stitching in this manner until you reach the end of your pattern.
- Ready to put horizontal netting to use? Try the Turquoise Sand netted bracelet pattern.
- Learn how to stitch turning bead picot edges on horizontal netting.
- Learn how to stitch loop picots on horizontal netting.