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10-31-2010, 02:09 AM
Hello all! I'm trying to knit my own lace wedding veil. I am fairly new at knitting but I'm not having trouble following the pattern I am using, which is a small circular table cloth pattern. My only problem is that the lace is too dense. I am using size 1 needles and tatting thread because I thought this would make the lace very fine and make it so that my face is not obscured by the design. Should I use bigger needles? Should I keep going and hope to block this lace into shape? Or should I try a different pattern? (the one I am using now http://www.yarnover.net/patterns/doilies/kunststrik/storrund.html)
Thank you so much for your help in advance
10-31-2010, 09:19 AM
Yes, use a larger needle to make the fabric less dense.
Jan in CA
10-31-2010, 01:28 PM
I would do a sample swatch with different size needles. Once you get a fabric you like then use that size needle.
10-31-2010, 05:14 PM
So cool! When you get done, make sure you post a picture.
11-04-2010, 01:28 AM
First, let me congratulate you on your decision to knit your wedding veil! That's superb!!! And also offer you best wishes for a happy married life!
About the pattern you posted...I've done lots of crochet over the years and I can readily see that the pattern you're working from is, indeed, very dense. I don't think you'll ever get the "fineness" you'd want for a wedding veil using this pattern.
However, there are some awesome shawl patterns around that would make a stunning wedding veil. Check out Ravelry if you're a member or maybe some folks on here will have suggestions for a delicate, romantic shawl/veil.
Whatever your decision, best of luck with it. And please keep us posted on the project!
Happy Knitting, :knitting:
11-04-2010, 05:03 PM
My only problem is that the lace is too dense. I am using size 1 needles and tatting thread because I thought this would make the lace very fine and make it so that my face is not obscured by the design.
What size tatting thread areyou using. I ask because I have seen some fine examples of knitting done w/ 80 or 100 tatting thread and 0000 needles :passedout: But a size 5 Perl Cotton or size 20 thead may notbe as fine as you'd like......I tat some :) InTatters.com may have some info on what size you might try too....off hand though I'd say to try a 70 or 80 maybe :)
11-04-2010, 05:17 PM
If the lace pattern is densely knit, then going up a needle size or 3 will make it more open, so that would be the way to go.
11-05-2010, 03:29 AM
All my Armenian relatives tatted, the men as well as the women, as a cottage industry. InTatters.com does have some lovely items you might like to consider as veils, and you can always play with the density as you go.
11-05-2010, 08:53 AM
Also (I talked to mom the tatter last night) a full size veil in 10 or 20 thread will probably be awful heavy. Mom suggested to look at a 40 or 70 and was leaning toward 70. What brand of thread are you using? I can give you suggestions on where to buy smaller if you want :)
11-05-2010, 03:20 PM
I am currently doing stor rund dug (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MoniDew/stor-rund-dug) in a laceweight wool, using size 6 needles. it's coming along quite nicely!