Thursday, 11 February 2010

Broomstick Lace Tutorial

Here's the Tutorial for Broomstick Lace

You will need the following:

Yarn of your choice, a hook and a 20mm Knitting Needle or Broomstick handle.

The pictures are pretty clear and should help as you go along (warning this post is long)

You can work Broomstick Lace over as many threads as you would like, and for this tutorial, I have used 4 threads on a chain of 20 = 5 Broomstick Loops

Firstly chain the number required for your project (ie 20)

Transfer the stitch from hook onto KN

Put the hook into the next stitch on chain and pull through yarn

Transfer this loop onto KN = 2sts on KN

Continue along chain placing loops pulled through onto KN = 20sts KN

Now the fun bit starts.

Put your hook into the first four stitches in the KN, knit wise

Wrap yarn around hook and pull through

Wrap yarn again over hook

And pull through loop on hook (this fixes the for loops together)

Slip 4 stitches off KN, and put hook in natural space = 4 threads at front 4 at back

Wrap yarn, and pull through 4 loops

Wrap yarn and pull through 2 stitches on hook = SC

Do another 3 SC in the same space = 4SC in loop

Scarey Bit!!!
Pull off - but take care - ALL the loops off KN
(Don't worry that large loop you can see in pic is actually tail of my chain)

Now put hook into the next FOUR loops,
wrap yarn and pull through

Wrap yarn and pull through 2 stitches on hook
(Fix stitch)

Make 4SC in the 4 thread space as before

Continue working along each 4 threads until the end
Fix stitch followed by 4SC

The next round

Transfer stitch left on hook onto KN

Then put hook into 2nd SC along ( see where hook is)

Pull yarn through and transfer to KN

Continue along the next two stitches, transfering loops onto KN = 4 loops on KN

There is a natural gap ( valley)

You next put your hook, in the first SC made, and pull through yarn
(see where hook is)

And then continue to pull FOUR loops and transfer - 1 loop per stitch

Pull through 4 loops over each Broomstick Loop previously made
= 20 loops on KN

Then off you go again -
Repeating what you have done previously -
Hook into 4 loops knitwise and fix stitch etc

This is what it looks like when the KN is resting between your legs
Not very lady like, but it works a treat!

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