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GinnyG
12-23-2009, 08:32 AM
Anybody here done it?

I was in my LYS the other day, looking for a fast easy project. there was a lovely broomstick lace scarf and the salesperson said it was amazingly easy. Now I consider myself an "intermediate" knitter, cables Fair Isle and easy lace are no problem. So when she told me how it was done I thought EASY BREEZY, I can knock that off in a weekend.

BOY WAS I WRONG!!! SOmething abou that big fat needle and huge crochet hook has turned me into a blithering idiot. I have done the first row 10 times and it looks like crap, and takes FOREVER.

I've watched the viedos and it certainly looks like it should be easy. I wqonder if it's because I don't crochet and usually use a size 2 knitting needle NOT a size 50!!

Any words of wisdom???

AngelaR
12-23-2009, 09:52 AM
That sounds a lot like a couple of months ago when I told myself that knitting a Christmas stocking would be an easy thing. Boy was I wrong. I can certainly understand your frustration. I watched hours of turning the heel and forming the gussett and I still couldnt get it right, don't even get me started on grafting the toe.

I, too, was used to working with much larger needles, so that may have been my problem. I'm doing a new pair of socks on #2s and I'm finding it easier than before. I'm still using yarn remnants to practice the toe. If there was a crochet hook thrown in there I'd go back to doing afghan squares and scarfs.

cheley
12-23-2009, 10:16 AM
Anybody here done it?

I was in my LYS the other day, looking for a fast easy project. there was a lovely broomstick lace scarf and the salesperson said it was amazingly easy. Now I consider myself an "intermediate" knitter, cables Fair Isle and easy lace are no problem. So when she told me how it was done I thought EASY BREEZY, I can knock that off in a weekend.

BOY WAS I WRONG!!! SOmething abou that big fat needle and huge crochet hook has turned me into a blithering idiot. I have done the first row 10 times and it looks like crap, and takes FOREVER.

I've watched the viedos and it certainly looks like it should be easy. I wqonder if it's because I don't crochet and usually use a size 2 knitting needle NOT a size 50!!

Any words of wisdom??? I've tried it..I asked this same question awhile back under "CROCHET" blog and I rec'd some answers...:hug: check it out

melmac51
12-23-2009, 10:26 AM
Just keep in mind...the first row of any crochet project is always the hardest, and may look a little funny too. Try doing a swatch first, for a few rows. You may be surprised how it all comes together.

bglennon01
02-27-2011, 12:29 PM
If you go to StitchDiva.com, they have video instructions for broomstick lace. Also on You Tube.:thumbsup: