I’m embarking on new yarn territory. Broomstick to be exact. I normally knit cold weather accessories with heavy, chunkier yarns, but it’s been so nice here lately (I think I’ve said that for the last 3 or 4 posts now?) that I don’t want to think about making a heavy wool anything. I found this post on Cult of Crochet a few months ago and bookmarked it because I knew I wanted to try it out.
Welp, I did. And that’s what I made as a little birthday trinket for a friend. I’m not going to do a whole tutorial because she does a pretty good job of it (and for lefties, too!). These are the instructions I used for learning how to make the actual stitch. I used a giant crochet hook as my “broomstick.” Those instructions say to use a giant knitting needle which I think would be easier so you don’t have to go around the hook, but you gotta use whatcha got, you know?
I’m sort of on a broomstick lace kick now, and I’m currently working on a headband for myself. I’m growing out my bangs and they’re at that horrible inbetween stage of too short to pull back but too long to not look like a shaggy dog. I’m doing the same thing as the cuff, just making it long enough to go around my head.
I started perusing the web for more broomstick lace ideas and came across a ton! (surprise, surprise, name one thing you can google and not get a ton of results…) Here’s some fun ones: