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« on: January 23, 2007 02:24:50 PM »

I am getting married next summer.  I just got my dress.  I want to knit my wedding veil since I don't love any of the ones they sell in the shops. 
Has anyone out there tried this?  I have googled it with not too much luck. 
I think I'd like a simple-ish lace pattern that I could knit in silk or linen.  My dress is a very simple linen gown from JCrew. 
I want to knit something beautiful that doesn't look home made-y.
I have 7months until the big day and I knit daily. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2007 03:18:09 PM »

This might not be exactly what you're looking for, but it's got the light, gauze look of a veil: http://www.yarnandfiber.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=32_653&products_id=2560&osCsid=f1493866d68a6207966c41e951211aac

I would also check the library for lace and tatting books.

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2007 04:28:51 PM »

Maybe one of the Shawl patterns that abound on the internets?


Maybe one of the round or semi circle ones?

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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2007 05:18:36 PM »

You're in luck!  Suss Cousins has just come out with a new book, Wedding Knits.  Knitpicks has it cheap here: http://knitpicks.com/books/itemid_30850/books_display

It has what looks like 2 veils in it (or a veil and one of those headbandy things) Smiley 
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2007 04:03:06 PM »

I was thinking of doing this myself! I'm definitely knitting a wrap to keep me warm at the reception, though.

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2007 12:46:10 AM »

You're in luck!  Suss Cousins has just come out with a new book, Wedding Knits.  Knitpicks has it cheap here: http://knitpicks.com/books/itemid_30850/books_display

It has what looks like 2 veils in it (or a veil and one of those headbandy things) Smiley 

love that womans books....

there are two veil looking things in it ( i dont have it i just did the peek inside thing) and it looks like the one on the third page is a mixture of knit fabric and like taffeta, interesting...very interesting.
beautiful book though even if you arent getting hitched.

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2008 07:38:00 PM »

Awesome idea!

I would recommend doing a knitted on lace border (on 3 sides - every one except the one that's being attached to your head) to your lace veil - I feel like that gives it a little more finished, and less homemade look - cast on/off and rough edges are not so attractive!

So...I think your idea of just doing some simple lacework would be beautiful.  I would recommend either Victorian Lace Today or A Gathering of Lace (there's even a shawl in this one called "Ingrid's Bridal Shawl" that could be easily adapted to a veil - but it's rather complicated and could end up being a lesson in frustration)  Check your public library for these books - they're a great place to test out knitting texts!
so you can gather an idea of what you'd like.  All you really need to do is knit a big rectangle and gather it to whatever you're using to fix it to your hair.

Also, to make it gauzy, try lace weight yarn (which I'm sure you were planning on) using a bit bigger needle - a 6 to an 8 is probably the biggest you'd want to go.  There's also cobweb weight yarn which is either finer than lace weight, but is more prone to breaking (but not a tremendous pain in the butt...just make sure not to tug too much!).

Please post a picture of your veil when you're done!   We'd love to see it!
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2008 08:19:42 AM »

what about this it was on knitty gritty a while ago.  I think it's really pretty.
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