The Knitting of Evenstar

18 Mar

Because I was keeping my wedding shawl a secret from my husband before our wedding day, I wasn’t able to post pictures about it on the blog. Now that we’re married, I can post about it.

It took me four months to knit this Evenstar shawl, and it’s the most complicated, intricate pattern I’ve every made (the pattern is 20 pages long!). I pretty much enjoyed every minute of knitting on this shawl, and I didn’t get antsy to finish until I did the border (which I modified slightly to use less yarn, for fear of running out). It also ended up being huge, dragging the ground while wearing it the full length of my bridal gown. Here are the pictures I took while knitting my Evenstar and you can watch it grow:

 
 Evenstar Wedding Shawl
 US Size 4 needle
1760 yards of Knitpicks Bare Merino/Silk Lace yarn
Started 1 Sept 2012
Finished 8 Jan 2013

The yarn I used for this shawl was a gift for my birthday in 2009, which was the last birthday my sister Heather celebrated with me before she passed away the next month that same year. I have been saving this yarn ever since, knowing I would use it to make a shawl for my wedding. When Mr. Sheep moved back to Arizona, I started knitting this, counting down the days until we would be engaged and then get married. It was nice to have something with such special memories attached to it to wear on the wedding day. I felt as though all my prayers for my husband and our future marriage, as well as the love of my sister, were wrapped around my shoulders as I walked down the aisle and said “I do.”

I was glad to have this shawl on the day of our wedding, since it was about 55 degrees outside the whole day. I couldn’t bear to put it away, so I also wore it during most of our outings on our honeymoon in Payson, where it snowed the 4 days we were there. This shawl will be a special one to wear on our anniversary every year, as I will always remember wearing it on our wedding day.

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4 Responses to “The Knitting of Evenstar”

  1. Allison Zadrozny 19 March 2013 at 4:19 AM #

    That is so beautiful! A family heirloom for generations to come 🙂

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  2. Anonymous 22 March 2013 at 8:19 PM #

    i wish i can get similar kind of pattern in crochet. & yarn should b light wt.

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  3. Kounting Sheep 22 March 2013 at 11:21 PM #

    This would be really really hard to replicate in crochet (I'd say almost impossible). There are some things that just don't translate well from knit to crochet and vice versa, and intricate lace knitting is one of them.

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  4. stitchesbymom 9 April 2013 at 7:56 AM #

    That is just beautiful. Something that generations from now will still marvel at. It will be treasured and handled with loving care.

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