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Old 12-26-2013, 12:11 AM   #1
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Wedding Shawl Pattern recommendations?
This has been an eventful Christmas: DD got engaged today, and I'm on a hunt for a lace weight wedding shawl. I have 16 hanks (7040 yards) of knitPicks Shadow Tonal in Pearlescent, so I have plenty of yarn for a change. I found this pattern on Ravelry, and think its pretty, but I'm undecided. Do any of you have some favorites you'd recommend?

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-mystery-shawl
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:23 AM   #2
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Congratulations to the happy couple!

That's a beautiful shawl and I think It would be a great pattern to use. I've not done anything like that so can't make any recommendations. How long do you have to make it, do you know?
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Congratulations are in order!

That shawl is exquisite, I don't believe I've ever seen one prettier. One raveler posted that it took them two months to knit, when do they plan to marry?
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Such happy news and what a wonderful event to look forward to.
I love the In Dreams Shawl, so delicate and lovely. It'll be perfect in the Pearlescent tones.
What is your thinking about it? Is there something else you'd like in a pattern?
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Congratulations to the happy couple!

That's a beautiful shawl and I think It would be a great pattern to use. I've not done anything like that so can't make any recommendations. How long do you have to make it, do you know?
I thought the given pattern size would work nicely. If DD wants to use it as her veil, she could, but I didn't think that far ahead, GG. Now I know why I ask you ladies about girly stuff. I've got the better part of a year, maybe more. Heaven know I'll need it.


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Congratulations are in order!

That shawl is exquisite, I don't believe I've ever seen one prettier. One raveler posted that it took them two months to knit, when do they plan to marry?
Just two months? Is that all? Mercifully the wedding will be after she is graduated from college. That's summer 2014. At least I have some time to work on it!

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Such happy news and what a wonderful event to look forward to.
I love the In Dreams Shawl, so delicate and lovely. It'll be perfect in the Pearlescent tones.
What is your thinking about it? Is there something else you'd like in a pattern?
TBH salmonmac, I'd found a pattern a few months back that I fell in love with, thought I'd bookmarked it, but didn't. Isn't that how it always goes? I can't remember anything about it except that the designer made hers in purple silk. I have about 1500 yds of white silk that I got just to make it, and I forgot to bookmark the stinkin' pattern!

As gorgeous as In Dreams is, its 2nd runner up to the one I can't find. If I can't find that purple one, it may well turn out to be what's made.


Thanks for the congratulations everyone. What I really want is for DD to be my little 5 year old again, playing at getting married. Sigh. Does your child getting married always break your heart a little? Or am I the only weird one?
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Ah, Charlotte, you're not weird. My daughter got married so quickly after she met her match that I hardly had time to think. Somehow we managed to get her wedding dress made. I still wonder where that little girl went, 15 1/2 yrs. later. I miss the days when my children were small but I treasure the time now too.
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Ah, Charlotte, you're not weird. My daughter got married so quickly after she met her match that I hardly had time to think. Somehow we managed to get her wedding dress made. I still wonder where that little girl went, 15 1/2 yrs. later. I miss the days when my children were small but I treasure the time now too.
Thanks GG!

As a cheeky aside, how about this as a wedding shawl? LOL
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Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte View Post
Thanks GG!

As a cheeky aside, how about this as a wedding shawl? LOL


OMG, Charlotte, you have a wicked sense of humor. I it! I think you should make that one for the MIL-to-be, which one is up to you. My SIL would bust a gut over it.
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Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte View Post
I'd found a pattern a few months back that I fell in love with, thought I'd bookmarked it, but didn't. Isn't that how it always goes? I can't remember anything about it except that the designer made hers in purple silk. I have about 1500 yds of white silk that I got just to make it, and I forgot to bookmark the stinkin' pattern!

As gorgeous as In Dreams is, its 2nd runner up to the one I can't find. If I can't find that purple one, it may well turn out to be what's made.
Well, any reason to browse patterns on ravelry works for me I found one that rivals Dreams here, and a couple of others, here, and here.

Do you remember anything else, maybe the shape?
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OMG, Charlotte, you have a wicked sense of humor. I it! I think you should make that one for the MIL-to-be, which one is up to you. My SIL would bust a gut over it.
Heaven knows I could have worn that one a couple of times myself. Don't know of a wife who'd disagree.

But seriously, I just now bought the In Dreams pattern, and I love the song of the same name at the end of Fellowship of the Ring that inspired it. I'll have to print it out and put it in the box with the shawl for DD who is a geek like me.

When the cold of Winter comes
Starless night will cover day
In the veiling of the sun
We will walk in bitter rain

But in dreams
I (can) still hear your name
And in dreams
We will meet again

When the seas and mountains fall
And we come, to end of days
In the dark I hear a call
Calling me there
I will go there
And back again
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