It's that time of year when the postman seems to constantly deliver wedding invitations. While my kids don't seem to be the slightest bit interested in getting married, or even dating seriously for that matter, their friends are starting to take the walk down the aisle. And it's got me thinking about how proud I'd be to have my daughter or, even though she'd never be good enough for my son, a daughter-in-law make that walk wearing a shawl or veil that I had knit. So naturally I took a look around Ravelry and here's what I found.
In no particular order...
|Le Bon Mariage courtesy of Tiziana Sammuri|
Or how about
|Monica's Shawl courtesy of Meeli Vent|
Next up is the Snow Queen Pi Shawl.
|Snow Queen Pi Shawl courtesy of Bad Cat Designs|
This beauty was designed by Andrea Jurgrau of Bad Cat Designs. You'll need to check out the pattern's Ravelry page to see all the details. It's stunning and being a Pi shawl, it's probably not horrendously difficult to knit. One of the things I like about this shawl is how different it looks in different colors of yarn. Knit in white it's definitely Snow Queen-y or wedding-y but the Ravelry page shows one knit in aqua that reminds me of a starfish or sea anemone. I think this pattern could be extremely versatile.
Or perhaps something at an even finer gauge.
|Cecilia courtesy of Rita Maassen|
For this gorgeous shawl, you really need to check out it's Ravelry page to see all the detail. "Cecilia" was designed by Rita Maassen and is knit with cobweb. I love how the border is worked in a different direction from the body. I'd have to make one slight change to this pattern if I was to knit it myself though. Y'all know how I feel about knitting nupps. Or is it knupps? I see it spelt both ways. Either way you spell it, I'd have to replace them with beads.
Or maybe you're looking for something a little fancier and with a bit of history behind it.
|The Princess Shawl courtesy of Sharon Miller, Heirloom Knitting|
And last but definitely not least,
|Shetland Stars courtesy of A Passion for Lace|
So what do you think? Are you knitting or have or will you knit a wedding shawl or veil? Please share your experience in the comments.