Hairpin Lace: Casting on and the Basic Stitch

Technique Materials

Hairpin lace fork
Crochet hook (in a size to match your yarn)

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    Jan 5, 2010, 10.15 PMby majchi77

    links are broke…

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      Jan 8, 2010, 09.56 AMby knittingand

      Sorry but every time I fix something they change the website code and it breaks again. I’m thinking of leaving. I can’t even buy patterns with paypal any more :(

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    Dec 9, 2009, 11.25 PMby agladewe

    Thank you so much for posting this! I started doing hairpin lace 40 years ago as a teenager then never did it again. Now I’d like to pick it up again, perhaps advancing my skills. This sure makes it easier to get started. Hairpin Lace is feminine and delicate looking, no matter how thick the yarn that you use, at least in my opinion. Wonderful job in teaching us the beginning steps. Thanks again!

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    Nov 15, 2009, 09.39 PMby lottatroublemaker

    We used to do this in school, but as I remember it, we did not remove the hook, we just wrapped the yarn around the other side of the loom, then went on, wrapping every side alternately. I remember that we made scarves from this, made two different color strips, then combined them into a striped scarf. It’s funny that I stumbled upon this video from you, as I actually tried searching for this a while ago, but I could not find anything on it. Now I know that the reason was that I tried searching for “gimping” (which is what it is called in Norway), while you obviously call it hairpin lace! So thanks for letting me know! :)

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    Nov 5, 2009, 02.47 AMby spontique

    I’m so excited. Can’t wait to try this. Thank you so much.

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