The day has come where I can finally show you pictures of the finished Wedding Sweater. Knitting this for Hannah brought me so much joy . . . and so much stress!
The pattern is Argent and we chose it after lots of perusing of Ravelry and lots of discussion about what Hannah wanted as well as what I felt capable of knitting for her.
The lace edges and cuffs are what make this sweater special, although I do wish the lace pattern had been charted. The rest of the sweater is garter stitch and, while it was simple enough to do, I knit this on size 2 needles so it was definitely a labor of love.
The yarn is JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk, a cone that Sean gifted to me the minute he heard I would be knitting Hannah a sweater to wear over her wedding dress. It’s light and airy and also surprisingly warm so it was really perfect for the occasion. The single pearl button at the neck came from my Nana’s button box.
It fit her perfectly and complimented her dress well. Simple, but with those special lace details. I’m sharing this photo because it not only shows that gorgeous lace cuff, but also shows Hannah’s something borrowed, a heart shaped pin with open shutters. It belonged to my mother and she wore it every Christmas, saying that her heart was . . . wait for it . . . open. It was perfect for this occasion and a beautiful reminder of my mother’s love on this day.
The weather on the day of the wedding was ideal, sunny and clear, with brilliant blue skies and not a drop of rain or touch of mist. Hannah was comfortable enough for the ceremony without the sweater but she made a point of wearing it later in the day for some of the professional photos and that touched this mama’s heart deeply.
I always thought I’d knit Hannah a shawl to wear for her wedding day and when she asked for a sweater I was a little disappointed. In the end, though, this was perfect. Comfortable, warm, and lovely, it made me so happy to create this new family heirloom for my daughter.