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Riding the broomstick

Broomstick Lace Bracelet by Cult of Crochet

I’m currently trying to teach myself how to do broomstick lace. So far I’ve found that it is awkward and yet very satisfying to finish a row, slide the “broomstick” out, and see the pretty stitches. However, this seems to be a very finicky stitch when it comes to the yarn you use. I really wanted to use this pretty crazy yarn from Isaac Mizrahi, who apparently learned to slap his name on the things that make up clothes as well as the clothes themselves. Anyway, the directions said not to use anything crazy, so I’ll have to save Isaac for another project. Instead I went with a pretty variegated-color yarn. Yeah, still not a good fit. You need a simple, solid color so you can show off the stitch. That really is the main attraction, after all. The changing colors in my yarn camouflage the stitch. A stiffer fiber would do good, too. Ah, well. I’m still a’learnin’.

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