Sunday, October 22, 2006

My Broomstick Scarf & Dishcloth

I finally remembered to take a picture of the Broomstick Lace Scarf that I designed. I've written up the pattern and a few folks from Fiber Freaks are testing it out for me! I used two different sizes of needles to give it the small and large variation of the broomstick lace. The yarn was Linie 12 Clip Cotton in a light blue color.




Next up - I believe that I mentioned that while I was home in August I met a lady who was crocheting at the eye doctor while waiting for her husband. We got to talking about crocheting and knitting and she offered to send me the pattern if she could find a written version of it. She had been taught the pattern from her Great-Aunt and it was the only crochet item that she could make! She could not read or write patterns herself but at one point someone that she new had tried to write the pattern down for her.

2 weeks after I got back to Belgium I was pleasantly surprised to receive the pattern in the mail! I put it aside after trying it twice and not having any luck on it. This past week I decided to try it one more time, and what do you know....the third time was the charm!

Here is my finished version of the dishcloth, done in a coral cotton that I bought in Spain 2 years ago that has been waiting for the perfect project!



I sent Lucile a nice thank you note for sharing her wonderful pattern with me along with a few snowflakes that I had made....she spends her winters down in Texas so I figured a nice reminder of what she is "missing" up north would be a nice way to say thanks! =)

9 comments:

Deneen said...

I haven't started yet, but promise I will.

I have to say, I love both the scarf and the dishcloth-I am a sucker for dishcloths-strange, but true. They're fast, easy to take a long and useful as heck!

Hunny said...

That pattern for the dishcloth reminds me of the pattern for the South West Trading Company's Salt River Poncho. http://www.soysilk.com/
Its in the free patterns

Mimi said...

Both are lovely projects, Kimberly! I would love to try the broomstick lace scarf, next time I make a scarf...

Pyo said...

The dishcloth pattern is one of my favourites for solid and thick textures, I used it for a vest for my daughter last year (you can see it here ). I think Sandi Marshall, from About Crochet calls it brick stitch".
Your scarf lloks good, I'd like to try my hand at broomstick too, changing hook sizes is a good idea, I'll try that too.
Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

The scarf is beautiful!

Jenny Moore said...

That dishcloth is totally cool! I'm going to have to try it sometime. Oh, and love the scarf!

Hook-and-Hype said...

I really like your broomstick scarf, I've never done broomstick lace myself but now I'm thinking of trying it, too. Lovely!

mom said...

Broomstick lace is something your ole Mom has done before you and I mean BEFORE you as in 1974!!! It was fun and very warm as a blanket also. Kids love it as they can put their fingers thru it and not make a hole.

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