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« on: January 07, 2011 09:14:15 PM »

I just noticed the awesome accessories challenge week ago, when I had a few days off work. Although I was nearly finished with a double-thick crochet, short-row hat of my own design for my husband, I felt it just didn't have the pizazz I wanted for a contest entry, although I am very proud of it.

I had recently been viewing Jennifer Hansen's (of Stitch Diva) Youtube tutorials on broomstick lace, including increasing, decreasing, and working in the round. So, I decided to put this intriguing knowledge to work in designing a contest entry that I had a chance of working up in time. Without further ado, here is my broomstick lace tam, worked in the round, bottom up, with crochet ribbing:



By the time I finished this hat I had a fairly thorough working knowledge of the technique.

I used the lace technique all the way to the crown. I had to increase to get the tam shape and decrease to do the top.



(I had stuck my finger through where you see the gap and disarranged the lace; it ordinarily lies flat and gap-free when I'm not messing with it. :/  )

My only inspiration was the instructional video, which simply demonstrates the techniques but doesn't show a finished item. I worked the ribbing first, to a length comfortable for my 23" head, then picked up stitches all around for the lace. Since I was in a hurry to begin I used some worsted weight acrylic that I had lying around.

I had hoped to have the scarf finished by the end of the entry time, but alas, it's only partially done. I'm including the picture of it to show a bit about the method used for the set.



This project was a lot of fun. I'm very happy with the outcome. It's the first time I ever used broomstick lace, and I used all  the techniques demonstrated to me,as well as crochet ribbing, which I think I do very well. I definitely will make it again. I'd like to try it in a sport weight or finer yarn. It would make lovely jewelry, wouldn't it?

After I finished the hat, I decided to see what other Craftsters had done before me. I didn't find any made from the bottom up, or that continued the lace pattern into the crown. Also, mine was the only one I could find with cool crocheted ribbing. Cheesy So maybe it's unique. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011 10:48:00 PM »

I would love to see some more work in broomstick lace, especially jewelery! There seems to be so little information on it out there that I'm always terrified to try, but i think the end result is beautiful. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011 05:24:23 AM »

Start here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxYywyFSeh8&feature=related  and you will be over your fear in no time.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011 06:38:03 AM »

oooh pretty!  I'm going to have to look into this broomstick lace stuff... I know my mom did it once upon a time....
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