I just bought the Wrapped in Comfort, Knitted Lace Shawls and I wanted to make a shawl for my flower girl, who will be 8 in August. My wedding is in the fall, and the colors are all autumny colors you can think of. Below is a picture of her dress (as well as mine), does anyone have a suggestion in which shawl I should knit up? And what kind/color yarn I should use!?!?! I need to make a decision fast!!!!
I really enjoy working with Gloss - either lace weight or fingering as suited to your pattern. The gloss lace bare is not white enough for a white dress - it would probably look yellow. However, there are other "fall" colors available in both weights or you could dye your own color to match/coordinate with whichever color dress your flower girl is wearing.
I'd like to add one final thought - If she's not familiar with shawls and would be fiddly with it, you might try a lace shrug instead. I made a nice lace shrug with shine sport for my neice who is a junior bridesmaid for another neice's wedding this spring. She loved it immediately and has already worn it to church a couple of times to "try it out".
Best of luck in your search and for a lovely wedding!
The free pattern, Queen of Diamonds fingerless gloves, calls for 1 skein of gloss sock yarn. Is this for one glove or both? I've been knitting for 8+ years, but I haven't ever knitted gloves, so I'm not sure how much yarn it will take.
I have never tried knitting socks or gloves. I really want to knit the Queen of Diamond fingerless gloves. Can you tell me what skill level this pattern requires? I am afraid of getting in over my head!
I would say this pattern would be good for intermediate knitters - if you've never knitted socks or gloves, it might take a bit of concentration, unless you've done other small circumference knitting. There's a lovely lace pattern that would be easier if you have had lace experience. :)
I knit this pattern last year and used the gloves as a Christmas gift. It is not an easy pattern, and if you aren't used to knitting in the round - mittens or socks - I would say you would have a difficult time. I had been knitting almost three years at the time, and I knit them, but they WERE a handful! --Susan