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Green Wedding? Check out this yarn and dress.

So I just got my copy of Vogue Knitting (Summer Edition) and I saw the most absolutely gorgeous lace dress…


Looks like Elann used the same pattern to do a version of the dress in Hemp (their new Hemp yarn). Now for all of you girls who are looking to plan an eco friendly wedding and who like very nice simple and elegant lace numbers… even if you don’t know how to knit you might be able to enlist friends to help you out with this or a similar dress. If you have the money you might even hire someone to do the entire dress for you.  Also, you can decorate the dress even more by doing light adornment with small glass or pearl beads.

I think that also creating a nice shawl or wrap might be nice for receptions that occur during cooler or breezer evenings. An easy lace pattern in Bonsai might be nice… and it doesn’t have to be in white… you can do green or red.  Roman brides used a red veil during their weddings.

Or if you don’t mind using synthetic fibers you can always do the simple drop stitch and garter pattern in silk or poly ribbon like I did for my wedding (see image below).



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Knitting Haiku: Bonsai Stole

bonsaiclay.jpgSorry… our digital camera is out of commission, so I used the web cam to shoot. I feel so technologically deprived. I’ve got two more skeins of Berrocco Bonsai to knit up for this stole. That will make 7 skeins total for the stole. Unknit, this yarn has a wonderful texture and the sheen from the rayon actually makes it look like bamboo stalks. My only regret is that I will have to find or make up another simple shawl pattern to knit in the Shibui clay shade. I’m quite pleased with this yarn because for the price it knits up really nicely and drapes extremely well.

I used a simple trellis pattern with sets of 4 yarn overs, alternating SSK YO with YO K2TOG every 5 right side rows. If I have time next week I’ll write out the pattern in a chart. It’s probably already out there.

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