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« on: June 18, 2009 10:44:01 AM »

I just finished making the Eloping garter for my sister who is getting married in Jamaica in July. I thought I followed the pattern correctly but the middle of my finished version looks nothing like theirs. Either way, I'm proud. I took a close-up pic in case anyone out there knows what I did wrong.

Pattern link: [url]http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer08/KSPATTeloping.html/url]


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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2009 10:50:46 AM »

I didn't see the original pattern photo, but if it doesn't look like it's supposed to ... were you supposed to block it? Either way, I think it's beautiful and I wish I would have had time to knit my own garter, but I only had three weeks to plan the entire wedding.

(Just looked at the photo on knitty.com - maybe you used a yarn that was too thick?)
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009 11:31:45 AM »

Very pretty.  What size yarn/thread did you use?

FYI, I made two garters (or was it three?) for my friends getting married in the past.  I used a crocheted pattern, but I suspect the same thing may apply.  The first one I made, we used the ribbon to tie onto her leg.  However, as she walked up the steps to the alter, it slid down her leg to the floor.  Luckily I was a bridesmaid and scooped it up, and she kept it as a keepsake.  The next ones I made, I used a bit of clear/translucent puffy fabric paint to give a bit of friction and grip to the inside, just a thin bead of it along a couple of the edges, so it would not slide - like the clear tape on the inside of bikini tops to keep the fabric from slipping (I also bought some of that, but figured putting the puffy paint on was easier than sewing the other stuff on).  If you can find elasticized ribbon, that would do well too.

Maybe that may not happen with yours.  Mine was lacy, using size 20 cotton thread, and had beaded picot edging, so it may have been weightier - but maybe have her give a try first to make sure it doesn't slide.

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009 11:47:27 AM »

I"m not a knitting expert by far but the pattern uses laceweight which is very thin and it looks like you used worsted weight.
Honestly I think it is beautiful and will be loved as is.
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009 01:03:35 PM »

I took a look at the original and I have to say I love yours much better!  Good job if you ask me - kudos!
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009 06:43:52 AM »

So pretty!  I bet your sis loves it.

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009 01:54:12 PM »

it looks awesome! defnintely better than the other pic of the pattern. I'm gonna try making this for my sister when she gets married, wish me luck  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009 02:25:26 AM »

You beat me to it!  I made the Eloping garter for my own wedding but it's still where I got married and I'm not!  I used a cotton bamboo blend and it was beautifully soft.  Mine also looked like yours.  I agree that it's because the yarn is much thicker but I still think it looks pretty.  Your sister is very lucky!

I have a similar story to Onyxnox - mine slipped off between the car and the church, which was okay.  My bridesmaids shielded me while I hoiked it up!  However, it was harder to disguise the fact that it slipped off in the middle of our dance!  My new husband kicked it under the table so it wasn't left on the floor but we were cracking up the whole dance!  Some of the guests couldn't see the garter - they just thought he was doing an extra move for panache.

So much to make, so little time!
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