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first I must be crazy as I am about to make a scarf for my friend with this stitch ( i will post pics when finished promise:D)

but questions. is there an easy/different way than how I am doing it?

Currently I am using a size 50 knitting needle to place the loops on ( i like that size of loop plus I won't be working it too long using that rather than a smaller needle) but I seem to have issues with getting them to stay the same size, if i pull to tight on the yarn then the stitches become too tight to pull off. Should I just let them be on the needle as I am adding stitches?

also my needle has this giant point so i have to really stretch the loop then tighten it when it gets over the handle part, does anyone know of a different brand ( i am using yarn bee knitting needles.) that might have a shorter point? TIA

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I did a lot of broomstick lace one summer, and I just cut off about two feet of an actual broom handle because I was on a farm 20 miles from town. Cut a tennis ball to go over the rough end (like people do for the ends of walkers sometimes) and the rounded end worked great for me.

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For broomstick lace, you can use anything that will give you the size loops you want. I've been making bracelets with thread using this stitch, and I didn't have any knitting needles, so I ended up using hot glue sticks ;). Anything round ( or even square!) will work, just be creative

 

I think that each time you add a loop, pull it snug. That way nothing is TOO tight.

 

Good luck!!

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For broomstick lace, you can use anything that will give you the size loops you want. I've been making bracelets with thread using this stitch, and I didn't have any knitting needles, so I ended up using hot glue sticks ;). Anything round ( or even square!) will work, just be creative

 

I think that each time you add a loop, pull it snug. That way nothing is TOO tight.

 

Good luck!!

 

That is a good idea for cotton (thread or worsted) but is a little off for yarn that stretches. Since the yarn is heavier it pulls the stitches tight as you go with just the weight of the project. Sometimes I have to make sure the later rows are looser as I slide them onto the needle and just let the weight do the rest.

 

I did a lot of broomstick lace one summer, and I just cut off about two feet of an actual broom handle because I was on a farm 20 miles from town. Cut a tennis ball to go over the rough end (like people do for the ends of walkers sometimes) and the rounded end worked great for me.

 

I made my own using a quarter inch round dowel and glued a large bead to one end. I sanded the open end to ensure there was nothing rough to snag the yarn. Another idea is to use a rubber band on the open end to hold the loops on if you ever have to put work down for awhile

 

 

 

first I must be crazy as I am about to make a scarf for my friend with this stitch ( i will post pics when finished promise:D)

but questions. is there an easy/different way than how I am doing it?

Currently I am using a size 50 knitting needle to place the loops on ( i like that size of loop plus I won't be working it too long using that rather than a smaller needle) but I seem to have issues with getting them to stay the same size, if i pull to tight on the yarn then the stitches become too tight to pull off. Should I just let them be on the needle as I am adding stitches?

also my needle has this giant point so i have to really stretch the loop then tighten it when it gets over the handle part, does anyone know of a different brand ( i am using yarn bee knitting needles.) that might have a shorter point? TIA

 

With yarn (just like any crochet) you just have to find the right tension. I usually don't pull it tight, as the weight of the project does that itself.

I try to make the loops at the same tightness as the first row.

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About 19 years ago I had my hubby saw the end off an old broom....used that to make my baby to be a blanket. Baby was a still born so we buried her with the blanket. I still have the broomstick still and haven't used it since.

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About 19 years ago I had my hubby saw the end off an old broom....used that to make my baby to be a blanket. Baby was a still born so we buried her with the blanket. I still have the broomstick still and haven't used it since.

 

What a heart breaking experience. :hug

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