Hairpin Lace

There are at least two ways to cast on in Hairpin Lace.  I prefer the method that I learned as a child, originally taught to my mother by her crafty friend Mrs. M.   My preference comes not only from my having learned this method first, but also because I find that it results in a more finished-looking end loop.

Mrs. M\’s Hairpin Lace Cast On (YouTube)

Mrs. M’s Hairpin Lace Cast-on (click for mobile video)

The method more commonly found online begins with the loop of a slipknot being placed on a prong.

How to make the HPL stitch:

Hairpin Lace Stitch (click for mobile video)

I like to use my mother’s foil technique to store completed strips.

Hairpin Lace Strip Storage (YouTube)


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