Knitted Lace Wedding Garter
by Diane Willett
Cotton thread size 40
Knitting needles size 00
1/4 inch wide blue ribbon
Single fold bias tape
3/8 inch wide elastic
Lace is 2 inches wide and 21 inches long.
(22 repeats of the pattern)
1). Cast on 21 stitches. Follow charted
instructions, reading chart from right to left, and
from bottom to top. The same way you knit.
2). Even numbered rows, work as follows: Slip
one as if to purl, then purl to end of row, except
make sure to knit 1, purl 1 into every double yarn
over in the previous row.
3). Knit 22 repeats of the pattern until you have
21 inches of length. (or to desired length) Bind off
loosely. Weave in ends of thread.
4). Wash and pin out to block lace. (spray with
spray starch after lace is pinned out, if desired.
This will help keep the lace definition when
gathered for the garter.) Let dry completely.
5). Sew two ends of the lace together. Weave the
blue ribbon through the middle eyelets. (Yarn
over ladders) Sew bias tape to back side of garter.
Insert elastic in bias casing. Sew a bow of ribbon
to the front of the garter if desired.
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