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Pseudoscorpion
« on: April 28, 2008 05:58:06 AM »

Hi everyone,

I just finished crocheting a great sweater/cardigan from www.stitchdiva.com called the Hourglass Jacket.  It's a fantastic pattern, and works up really quickly because the broomstick lace rows are nice and tall.







Close up of stitch detail:






I made a few modifications to the collar and buttonbands that were quite simple.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008 06:00:30 AM »

You did a beautiful job on your sweater! Just lovely! I am so happy to see broomstick lace coming back, too.
THANKS for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008 06:03:52 AM »

How gorgeous! That lace pattern is beautiful.  I love the colour too.  I'm very jealous of this!

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2008 06:04:53 AM »

Very pretty job on the broomstick lace stitches--they're nice and even. And the fit is lovely.  Smiley

Did you use anything to keep your stitches even while crocheting? I made a broomstick lace scarf a while ago and used a size S crochet hook to keep everything evenly sized, and it worked well.
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008 06:06:28 AM »

Gorgeous!!

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Great work Smiley
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Pseudoscorpion
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008 06:19:51 AM »

Wow, thanks everyone!

To keep the broomstick stitches even, I used a size 19 circular knitting needle.  It worked very well and was long enough to keep all the loops in place.

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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2008 06:21:49 AM »

This is lovely! Beautiful job!
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2008 06:38:37 AM »

Wow, that is gorgeous!  I love broomstick lace and haven't seen it for years.
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2008 06:44:06 AM »

awesome! the color and teh stitch complement each other well.
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2008 06:45:28 AM »

Beautiful!
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