Also known as bird’s eye lace, peacock stitch and Jiffy-Lace, broomstick lace isn’t actually made with a broomstick, although it probably could be and maybe was at one time. The ‘broomstick’ is simply a large gauge knitting needle which we call a pin. The pin is not used as anything but a holder for the stitches to ensure loops of an even size.
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Article by Laura Gebhardt