Here’s my latest Project, Knitted Broomstick Lace. Aren’t the stitches divine?
I saw 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 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.
The pattern, if you’d like to knit your own Broomstick Lace, is available at Ravelry.
UPDATE: 4/25/2012 You can sell this scarf as a finished object. See Begone, Personal-Use only patterns for details
UPDATE: 7/11/2012 This pattern has been accepted for inclusion in Storey Publishing’s One-Skein Lace Wonders! (click to see acceptance letter)