IS #64: Other People’s Wedding Knits

If you remember, last week I talked about all of the lovely wedding shawl patterns I was considering and was so totally not going to knit for a variety of reasons. Well, due to your shameless enabling encouragement, I’ve been convinced to try to knit one anyway, all those reasons be damned! I’ve decided on Ann Hanson’s Twig & Leaf shawl, but have not yet started because I am seriously procrastinating winding up 1200 yards of laceweight silk. Perhaps I’ll be able to get to it tomorrow.

In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to look at some of the lovely and inspiring things other people have knit for their weddings.

Copyright mystique. Click for project page.

This raveler, Amber, amazingly designed and knit her own laceweight silk wedding dress! (Let that sink in a moment.) That’s over 2800 yards of yarn knit on size US 2 and 3 needles. It’s incredible and really looks lovely. I’m blown away. Incidentally, she also designs and sells bridal hair pieces on Etsy.

Copyright MandaKR. Click for project page.

I think weddings inspire the ‘go big or go home’ mentality in a lot of knitters; this knit by Amanda also took over 2400 yards of laceweight yarn. It is huge, gorgeous, amazing, and perfect with her silvery dress (that I believe she made with her mom, if I’m remembering correctly from the With This String, I Thee Wed board on Ravelry).

Copyright megknitficent. Click for project page.

I think this veil by Megan was the first wedding-related project that really inspired me. I loved the way it looked draped over her dress and imagined I would knit a shawl just like it to wear as a veil for my wedding. When I went dress shopping, I ended up purchasing a veil, so that won’t happen now but I still love the look.

Copyright Caitri. Click for project page.

The big knits are lovely but the smaller projects are wonderful, too. I love these handknit wedding flowers by Caitriona. If I look at them too long, I might want to make my own as well, and that would just be way too much knitting. Resist!

Have you seen any lovely wedding-related knits? What has been inspiring you lately? Please share in the comments below!

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10 thoughts on “IS #64: Other People’s Wedding Knits

  1. You’ve got a head start on what I did– I think I decided two months before the wedding to knit the chuppa? I’m still knitting it, eight months after the wedding. Good luck!

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  2. Those two shawls are just so inspiring! I almost want to work on one “just because”. Of course, then I’d have to find a reason to wear it.

    Are you not winding your yarn because your tools are not up to snuff? I know that at my LYS, they’ll wind yarn for a donation, which is sometimes worth it when it’s 1200 yards of lace weight.

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    • Yeah, wearing giant circular shawls is still a bit of a mystery to me, though they are super gorgeous. I am avoiding winding because my swift is sucky and squeaky, and I also have been limited on time. I might check my LYS if I am not able to get to it soon! Thanks for the suggestion.

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