Monday, 24 May 2010

French Wedding FO - my something blue

Four sleeps until the first wedding ceremony (the legal one at the town hall, not to be confused with the Saturday one at the Church...), and I have finally finished the garter I talked about.

Here are some pictures of the work-in-progress. Admittedly they are not the best due to the constraints of my blackberry, but I think they give a good idea of what it looks like.

I used 2mm knitting needles and the Anchor Artiste BABY SOFT Crochet Cotton yarn, I tried with the metallic version and had loads of problems. In the end I did 17 repeats of the pattern - instead of the 22 suggested by the pattern, but it all depends on one's thighs (mine are definetely not small though) and the needles used. I added one more 'track' lace pattern in the middle so that I could achieve the bleu-blanc-rouge effect...
I forgot the ruban that was going to hide the elastic band, so had to improvise with what my Mum had at home. It works but it is not ideal. I had bought a silky ruban matching the colour of the yarn... It is waiting for me in England whilst I am in France - very useful!


  1. Comme c'est joli! Ca a du te prendre du temps. J'espere que tout se passera bien pour le mariage- I will be thinking of you! xx

  2. The garter is beautiful!! You did an amazing job.


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