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In about a year and a half I will be getting married! Very exciting! But I should properly start the preparations…right?

I think I’ll start off with the fun bits 🙂 and that means knitting!! One heirloom shawl to be exact. Technically I think these are meant to be knitted by a relative of the bride to be, but why give them all the fun!?

One of my favorite books is a stitch directory from vogue by Anne Matthews, and it is full of knitted pattern swatches to pick from. I am always delving into it and picking out ideas to swatch.20140211-140003.jpg
This time I’ll be concentrating on the lace section, as I reckon I should design from scratch to make this truly unique- although as Vixen said on Ravelry:

ANY pattern/shawl that you handknit yourself for your wedding will automatically become an “Heirloom”

Although I have no idea what shape to aim for yet, I can mull that over whilst swatching, and then of course there’s what colour to go for? Should it be my something blue? Traditional white? Bright and happy? Maybe it will depend on the dress…

If you have any ideas please let me know! All help is very, very welcome! 🙂

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About magerz

I am on a quest to fill the world with colour, happiness and craft! I currently run a knit & natter group which is very exciting, but soon i will branch out to take over the world...o.k. maybe not :)

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  1. I knitted myself a shawl for my wedding, using a pattern from “A Gathering of Lace” by Meg Swansen. It was everything I ever dreamed. I highly recommend the pattern book. http://lattesandllamas.com/2013/02/20/dec-1-yarn-over-espresso-k2/

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