I wanted a couple of special knit accents to my wedding ensemble, seeing as I am a bit of a knitting nut! If I had more time, I am sure Iwould have knit my own wedding dress, but with less than three months for an engagement, I just was not prepared to rush a design and dress out- especially for a beach wedding. Instead, I’ve made a beaded scarf and now I have finished the garter. It is a bit different from the traditional garters that I have seen, but I think that it will be treasured.
I used Aslan Trends Class Yarn, which is a sport weight yarn as the main part of the garter. For the blue edge, I used a lace weight yarn that I had bought years ago and never found a use for. Any lace, light sport weight yarn should do. The ribbon is 1/8 inch wide. I knit the ribbed section with white elastic held together with the aslan yarn. Also,I recommend using a stitch marker to keep track of where the row begins.
The gauge is 14 stitches = 4 inches wide, 8 rows = 1 inch for the ribbing with size four circular needle 16 inches long.
Cast on 70 stitches.
Row 1: Join without twisting stitches, K5,P2, Continue to end.
Row 2: K5, P2 holding yarn and elastic together.
Continue for 6 more rows, end using elastic in row 8.
Row 9: K1, Yarn Over, continue to end (140 stitches)
Row 10: K2, Yarn Over, continue to end (210 stitches)
Row 11: Knit
Row 12: K2together 3 times, K1 Yarn over 6 times, repeat to end.
Row 13: Knit
Row 14: Knit
Row 15: Bind off using blue or other colored lace/light sport weight yarn.
Lace ribbon into the wholes that were created in Row 9. Tie the ribbon to hold the garter up on the leg.
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Very sweet. I agree with you, it will be cherished. You did a great job 😀
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