Lion Brand Challenge: Lace Wedding Garter

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My first attempt at lace - a wedding garter for a friend who was getting married. Finished 10 hours before the big day. She had a spare in case I was not done. Thankfully I finished and she used the spare to toss into the screaming crowd of girls.

Made on Size 0 bamboo needles and silk yarn. I thought I would go blind but it was very gratifying to finish. Much different from my typical felted bags made on Size 13 and 15 needles.

You can try it too!

http://www.internationaloldlacers.org/DianeWilletPOM/Willett_garter.pdf

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    18 Discussions

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    Grey_Wolfe

    11 years ago on Introduction

    That is a pretty little garter. Excellent work, nice legs too, btw.

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    TUMCSEC

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I don't knit but I love your garter. I found several nice crocheted garters searching the internet. I might try to make one when I get a minute. I've only used yarn, never tried to crochet with the fine thread yet.

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    tessiemae

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Is there any way to get a crochet pattern for this?? It looks great! I have some friends getting married soon and what a nice gift to make.

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    trigirltessiemae

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    You may try the original link above to see if there is an alternative pattern for crochet. I hate to admit but I have no idea how to crochet. I've been meaning to try and learn though. Thanks for stopping by.

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    baxy

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Lovely. It's amazing what you can make from yarn. Very impressive.

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    triscat

    11 years ago on Introduction

    How pretty! Nice way to personalize a traditional moment.

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    mlord

    11 years ago on Introduction

    That bride should treasure the beautiful garter! How unique!

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    sujole

    11 years ago on Introduction

    What a beautiful gift idea - and a delightful surprise for the groom as well!

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    canida

    11 years ago on Introduction

    That looks great! I wish I had one for my wedding. ;) Thanks for the pattern link, too.

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    GitarGr8

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Was I the only one who read Lace Welding Garter?! I was expecting a MIG welder worn on the thigh, or a stainless steel wire lace garter...

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    pvm53

    11 years ago on Introduction

    great little project. I am looking for something small to practice small lace knitting before tackling a scarf. Thanks