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Friday, March 31, 2006

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bri

This is a nice started project. It knits up fast too. I think you should go for it.

http://www.alltangledup.com/movabletype/my_images/my_patterns/kiri.pdf

Kate

I don't have a pattern up for this yet, but you might get some inspiration from the lace camisole on my site. thelazykate.blogspot.com

Good luck! I love your site!

kate

Hmmm.. I can't think of anything off the top of my head but let me persuse some old Interweave's that I have and see if anything pops up.

Carole

There's the Barbara Walker books. You could just pick a pattern you like and knit a square.

carrie

If you have moderate sewing skills or a friend with such skills, you could knit lace edging for a linen handkerchief. This is not at all an odd idea for a wedding, in fact my mom knit one for my sister-in-law and I'm sure yours would be treasured. Edging patterns are easily found--Barbara Walker, Books of Modern Lace Knitting (Frist & Second), Christine Duchrow, Barbara Abbey, etc. There are more extended instructions for handkerchief bordering in "Heirloom Knitting", which focuses on Shetland style lace. Also check out the Interweave Press books on lace knitting, such as "The Lace Knitting of Mary (?) Schiffman". Compendia of old patterns tend to have things like handkerchief borders that aren't much in use nowadays :) If bordering is out, you could make a lace square as another poster suggested and turn it into a small pillow (ring pillow?) or sachet. You could also use a doily pattern to make a lace circle which might be used to frame the bouquet along the lines of a child's posy. (starch it if necessary). Then she could keep it aftwerwards. Whatever you decide, good luck!

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