Last Fall, while my dear friend Sascha was planning her wedding, I offered to make her something as a gift. As I mentioned in an older post, she requested that I knit a fancy little bolero to go with her wedding dress. I got to work, and designed the Georgina Cardigan (pattern sold here). Sascha requested a few modifications to the original design, such as a shorter length, an open front with a daintier collar, and tighter fitting sleeves.
Getting this project together was so much fun! Before one of Sascha’s dress fittings, I stopped into La Casita Yarn Shop and bought one skein of any kind of yarn that I thought might work. Sascha picked her favorite, and I exchanged all the rejects for this DELICIOUS PILE OF AWESOME!
Louisa Harding Willow Tweed is as beautiful knitted up as it is in the skein. It’s a much finer yarn than the Berroco Ultra Alpaca that I originally designed Georgina with. I thought this choice would compliment the antique lace in Sascha’s wedding dress nicely.
This is such a fun pattern to knit, I could hardly put it down! I even worked on it while on vacation. It flew off my needles, taking just a few weeks to complete. I was so nervous when Sascha tried it on for the first time!
It all worked out though. Doesn’t Sascha looks so pretty?!
This is moments before the wedding. I have no idea what I’m doing there. Pre-wedding massage, perhaps?
Double Awww…. (awww…)
It was such an honor to create something for Sascha, someone who is so special to me, to wear on her wedding day.
Did you wear something handmade on your big day? Did you make it yourself? Was it a gift, or borrowed? I thought it would be a good idea to make my own wedding dress. I was obviously out of my mind!