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« on: September 12, 2007 10:48:10 PM »

It's happened!! My friends are starting to get married! I have been invited to my very first wedding of a friend and want to knit her something special as a wedding gift. Maybe I am way off base on wanting to knit the wedding present because I am not finding any good ideas.

Maybe a throw blanket, but something a little less time consuming would be better.

I am not a good enough friend of hers to make any part of her clothing or garter.
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007 06:56:29 AM »

What about kitchen towels?  Perhaps a whole set of dish scrubbies and  towels in colors that match their kitchen decor.

If you can knit lace, a long lace scarf would be nice as a dining room table runner.

Perhaps coordinating winter accessories for the two of them?

Sometimes if you can knit one smaller thing and put it together with one or two other bought small things, that can make a nice gift.

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007 07:23:22 AM »

Well, a lot of people like to make whats called a "wedding ring shawl."  They're immense, about six feet x six feet but its knit so fine that it can slip through a wedding ring, hence the name. 

But I doubt you want to do that.  Frankly, I wouldn't even knit one for me. Wink  How about a pretty shawl for the bride?  Something delicate and lace.  A throw/afghan would be very nice too.  I guess it really depends on what kind of time you have to spend on it.

Check out Knitting Pattern Central for their wedding patterns.  There might be some inspiration there.

Good luck to you and congratulations to your friends!
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007 07:27:23 PM »

I have 2 friends who have recently become engaged and have promised both of them that I will knit them a garter (something nice and lacy and trimmed with ribbons to match the colour scheme of the wedding)...  they both know about this and are thrilled.

but in addition I want to knit them a wedding present.  Because they are both in the UK and I am in Canada it needs to be postable (ie light and non-crushable) - I came up with the idea of dishcloths....  I am going to knit them a dozen dishcloths each in the colours of their kitchens (I did a bit of sneaky asking to find out what colours I needed!) and maybe then add some other kitchen bits too.....  I may also make them both teacozies as well and possibly some ovengloves.....  will see what develops as I have a good 18 months to get this knitting done!
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2007 08:59:02 AM »

What about those mittens that couples can wear while holding hands?

This is the only free pattern I've found so far...but I think there are other ones if you do a search on the 'net.
http://www.gallentine.org/Knitting/loversmitten.html
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2007 07:40:27 PM »

Oh those double mittens are nauseatingly adorable! The lace scarf is nice for a bride, how about doing it on thick wool and needles so it's not a magnum opus?
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2007 02:58:02 AM »

    Thanks all!! I think maybe a throw is the best idea for me so far. Kitchen ware would be a great gift but they don't have a house yet--they both live with their parents still. I LOVE the double mittens idea--that is so cute!! Problem is they live in Southern California where you barely own a jacket let alone mittens. I may make them for my anniversary though Smiley

maybe this one:
       http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=174842.0
What do you think about knitting a white blanket?? A big commitment for a possible stain magnet.
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2007 09:07:18 AM »

Knitty just posted a super nice throw pattern that looks nice and light:

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTtotallyautumn.html
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2007 04:59:21 PM »

Regarding good throws:
I'm in the middle of the hemlock ring blanket from brooklyntweed, and it's fast and easy and stunning... plus, the yarn (Cascade Eco Wool) is about $14 a skein, and you only need two... pretty cheap for an afghan...

I definately will be making some for weddings in the future.http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/2007/08/hemlock-ring-blanket.html
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2007 01:40:10 AM »

Glory8888: I absolutely love the pattern!! My only question left is what color should I use? Something in the browns or the grays?

here are the colors:
http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-eco.asp

--thanks everyone!! I am so excited!
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