Organising a wedding is fun, but it can also be stressful and costly. When I was planning my own wedding, I was amazed at the high prices shops charge for anything to do with a wedding! So if you, your friends and family can knit, why not add a very individual and personal touch to your special day by knitting some beautiful, little wedding accessories!
In Simply Knitting – Issue 106 you can see my Six Little Wedding Knits, which are:
• A knitted Birdcage Veil
• Flower Corsage
• Vase covers
• Heart Decoration
• Ring Cushion
• Beaded Sachet
This was a fun project as it made me remember my very happy day. I just wish I had thought of making these pretty accessories for my own wedding!
I enjoyed knitting with Bessie May yarns, owing to the unique way they spin their yarn, which makes the stitches come out so neatly. I loved how my little knitted heart turned out in Sorbet  Snikel Extra-fine Merino!
My main aim for these designs was to produce attractive and useful items that are quick and easy to make. I also wanted the accessories to be equally suitable for any special occasion, like a wedding anniversary, a First Communion, an engagement party and of course, they are perfect for a christening party!
You can use different coloured yarns for the Buttonhole Flower Corsages to match any special event theme. And if you omit the tulle fabric on the Birdcage Veil, it can easily be turned into a knitted corsage or a lovely hair decoration.
In addition, the pretty knitted Vase Covers can be adapted to fit any size of vase, as I’ve made the stitch repeats small, so you can easily adjust the circumference!
How to adjust Vase Cover circumference:
- Measure the circumference of your vase (or a jam jar) in cm.
- Then subtract 3 cm – to give the cover a negative ease so it will fit tightly.
- Using the stitch tension provided in the pattern, calculate how many stitches you need to cast on.
- Make sure the number is an even number.
Example for a jar of 22.5 cm circumference:
• 22.5 – 3 = 19.5 cm
• 19.5 x 1.9 = 37 stitches (1.9 is the number of stitches per cm)
• Because this is an odd number use 36 (or 38 is fine too)
In my next post, I’ll include a video tutorial on how to make the knitted Buttonhole Flower Corsage.