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missmom31
12-26-2009, 10:10 PM
My son was recently engaged and I thought about knitting an afghan or throw for a wedding or shower gift. Any thoughts or words of advise from anyone? Thanks in advance...

meowmeowmeow
12-26-2009, 10:37 PM
I wonder what the technical qualifications are for a wedding afghan?

Does it just need to be white bedspread type of thing?

If so, this crochet bedspread pattern is absolutely beautiful in white:

popcorn bedspread (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/popcorn-bedspread)

Or are you looking for more of a textured throw that would look nice in white?

Edit: I found this one and am thinking about making it now Cascading Leaves Throw (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kjif-lea.html) It's made in panels which I find is nice for large projects.It's like a ton of little instant gratifications projects sewn together.

lissaplus2
12-26-2009, 10:42 PM
You would have to adjust things a bit but......
I once made a blanket using this (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kwe-treeOfLifeSweater.html?noImages=&r=1) chart(scroll down to get the chart) for my brothers wedding. I put a nice crochet edging on it and turned out beautiful.

Here (http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Trees-Knit-Washcloth/) is a post about someone else using the chart for a washcloth. Theres a link in the description for a poem he put with it as well.


hope this helps.

missmom31
12-27-2009, 11:59 PM
Thanks so much for your response to my wedding afghan/throw question. The ones you suggested are beautiful and I will keep them in mind. Thanks again for your suggestions!

knitcindy
12-29-2009, 08:27 PM
I've made afghans for wedding gifts in the past by using size 50 needles and knitting with 4 strands of Lion Brand Homespun yarn together!!!!

Take a look on the LB "Pattern Finder" under "Speed Stix" to see some afghans to make using size 50 needles! SUPER FAST!!!!!!

knitcindy