Sunday, January 29, 2012

Learned a new thing today!

I always love when I learn something new and today was the day! I learned how to do Broomstick Lace! I have a really pretty yarn that is variegated with all the colors on a peacock! Here is a picture of the yarn-it is made by Universal and it is called Reef.

(Photo via Jimmy Bean's Wool website)

If you don't know what broomstick lace is, here are 2 pictures I found one on pinterest and the other on google.

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You use a size 35 US Knitting Needle and you pretty much crochet and add loops to this huge knitting needle. Then you take 5 loops off and crochet single crochet into the loop 5 times and on and on. I watched a video of this technique and it was really simple!

I will be working on a scarf in between the 2 cowls I'm making. Don't want to get bored!!


NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH- That is a beautiful stitch pattern. It is gorgeous! xo Diana

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I LOVE the peacock yarn, Sherri. And how impressive that you learned the lace stitch from a video!!! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Createology said...

Your yarn is gorgeous. I used to do lots of broomstick lace and always really enjoyed it. It is nice to see it in the forefront again. Blissful crocheting...

Mary said...

That is so pretty - looks complicated but I'll take your word for it being easy!!

Love your new look - that header is so lovely Sherri.
Have a great week - Mary

Sherri said...

Mary-I had to change my header to be more Valentine's Day like! I love making up new headers for the different holidays/season!

tinajo said...

That is so pretty! :-)

jenclair said...

I'd never heard of broomstick lace before, but I really like the examples you showed. It doesn't LOOK simple!

Beautiful yarn

Debbie said...

What pretty yarn, Sherri!
You are so talented. I'm anxious to see your project.

Kay said...

I love your new header, Sherri!

Donna said...

Love that stitch, and love the yarn, too, Sherri!

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