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kasuro
« on: April 29, 2012 08:23:33 AM »

Here’s my latest Project, Knitted Broomstick Lace. Aren’t the stitches divine?



I had seen the Stitch Diva videos showing how to do Broomstick Lace and fell in love with the look of gathered loops, but too many years of abusing my wrists makes crocheting a very painful experience for me.  With that in mind I spent a few evenings doodling while watching TV and came up with a method to create a 100% knitted Broomstick Lace.



Then, a few months ago I saw Storey Publishing’s call for submissions for their next book – 101 One-Skein Lace Wonders! It was probably the kick I needed to formalize my doodles into a usable pattern.



I was so pleased with the results.  Lace can sometimes look too formal for everyday, but not this scarf.

I know there isn’t anything terribly exciting about a scarf, but with just one skein, and stitch not normally seen as a knit, I figured a rectangle was the easiest way to kick things off. Though I couldn’t get past the boringness issue so I chose Habu Textiles A-174 Cotton Gima in color 25, “Lemon” (1oz, 100% Cotton, 265 yards).

The project knits up quick and is so light and airy, it’s the perfect accessory for cool spring outings. The best part is the lace is created without a complex chart and there isn’t a yarn-over to be found.

While washing the scarf to prep for blocking, I couldn't decide if the Cotton Gima looked like a Yellow brain or a handful of Ramen noodles. 



The pattern, if you’d like to knit your own Broomstick Lace, is available at Ravelry.

Also, I made a decision about my patterns... If you can make money on a finished object made from one of my knitting patterns, I want you to do it.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012 09:51:54 AM »

Beautiful! I love broomstick lace. I like to make afghans using it. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012 09:30:03 PM »

Holy crap, you can KNIT broomstick lace?!?! I gave it a try once with a hook, and I was very confuzzled Tongue

I'm pretty tempted to try your knitted version!
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012 04:43:59 AM »

Holy crap, you can KNIT broomstick lace?!?! I gave it a try once with a hook, and I was very confuzzled Tongue

I'm pretty tempted to try your knitted version!
Yeah, it can be done.  Like the Crochet version you do need a big fat needle, and it does take a little bit of finesse the first time through, but in my pattern the majority of the stitches are all knit, so the learning curve is pretty tame. 

I'm kasuro on Ravelry.  If you'd like me to send you the pattern gratis, Ravelry allows me to create gifts.  I just need your email or user name.  So however you feel comfortable sending me your info, I'll get you the pattern asap.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012 04:44:35 AM »

Wow that looks beautiful (even the handful of noodles!).  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012 12:52:26 PM »

Wow, it's broomstick lace and it's KNIT! I have no idea how you did it, but it looks so beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012 12:56:21 PM »

flipping awesome. I've crocheted broomstick and got utterly frustrated with it, can't imagine how the heck you worked this out in knit!!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012 02:13:50 PM »

That's incredible!  I had no idea you could do that by knitting!  I've never tried crocheted broomstick lace, but I love the look of it...I may have to add that one to my queue!  And congrats on being featured, you certainly deserve it for being SO creative!
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012 02:41:51 PM »

Glad you all like it.  It looks a lot more complicated than it really is. 

I'm working on a felt bag for my next pattern offering, but I'm also thinking about and testing less boring shapes for Broomstick lace.  I'm a bit anal retentive when it comes to patterns.  Not only do I want something usable, but also instructions that can be understood. 

That second part is the tough one for me since I'm new to pattern writing, but I have a few friends willing to test knit for me now and then to be sure my patterns aren't complete nonsense. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2012 12:07:36 PM »

I'd love the pattern -- it looks wonderful.
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