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KNITTING => Knitting: Discussion and Questions => Topic started by: frankeknitter on March 25, 2012 11:01:16 AM



Title: Knitted wedding dress fiber question
Post by: frankeknitter on March 25, 2012 11:01:16 AM
 So I'm not engaged or even close but like every girly-girl  I comb through wedding magazines and such for "future reference"  I always planned on making my own wedding dress, but I never thought about knitting one...til I stumbled on this pattern
http://www.interweave.com/images/imagesknit/img_knit/Wedding_Gown.pdf

My question is what other fibers could I use to create the floaty lace effect besides wool? (wool doesn't seem summery to me) I was thinking silk or rayon, maybe bamboo. I just don't have enough lace knitting experience to gauge lightness.
 


Title: Re: Knitted wedding dress fiber question
Post by: frankeknitter on March 26, 2012 01:17:05 PM
I think I would use this pattern as the bodice and attach the skirt to it.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/corset-tank-top


Title: Re: Knitted wedding dress fiber question
Post by: mrsflibble on June 11, 2012 08:06:17 AM
personally I'd go for silk, or bamboo. I love working with and wearing bamboo lol.


Title: Re: Knitted wedding dress fiber question
Post by: animal hats on June 22, 2012 02:19:12 AM
I prefer the bamboo,Choose your own is the most important.


Title: Re: Knitted wedding dress fiber question
Post by: Tephra on June 22, 2012 09:32:42 AM
The thing with bamboo, and probably silk too, is that it's inelastic. Bamboo stretches easily, especially if it gets wet, and doesn't spring back. Unless you block the heck out of the dress first it will "grow" as you wear it from it's own weight. Bamboo is lovely, but I'd recommend using a blend with something that will help it not droop.