the unhinged knitter [userpic]

snow peacock bridal veil

June 29th, 2008 (02:09 pm)





it will, in it's final transformation, be a bridal veil.
  • knit picks palette, tan, 7 balls

  • us size 6 circular needles

  • stitch markers




in progress. the bulk of the shawl was very simple, only increasing a yarn over on each end of the line of them.





this was my second time knitting lace, but my first time finishing and blocking it. my first lace project is still on the needles. :) i am sure that as i do more lace blocking in my lifetime, i will look back on this and likely cringe. now, however, i think (i hope) i have done a good job. i'm happy with it, and i guess that's all that really matters.

close shots of the blocked lace:







and here's the pattern!



6 balls knit picks palette, fingering weight wool (approx 1400 yards)
us size 6 circular needles
stitch markers

co 18
row 1 (ws): purl
row 2: knit
row 3: purl
row 4: k1, *yo, k1* to last st, k1
row 5: purl
row 6: knit
row 7: purl
row 8: rep row 4 (66 sts)
row 9: purl
row 10: knit
row 11: purl
row 12: k1 (*k1, yo) twice, k2* rep to last st, k1
row 13: purl
row 14: knit
row 15: purl
row 16: k1 *k2tog, (yo, k1) twice, k2tog* rep to last st, k1
row 17: purl
row 18: knit
row 19: purl
row 20: k1, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k3* rep to last st, k1
row 21: purl
row 22: knit
row 23: purl
row 24: k1, *(k1, yo) 4x, k1, k2tog* rep to last st, k1
row 25: purl
row 26: knit
row 27: purl
row 28: k1, *k2tog, (k1, yo) 4x, (k2tog) 2x* rep to last st, k1
row 29: purl
row 30: knit
row 31: purl
row 32: k1, *(k2tog) x2, (yo, k1) 3x, yo, (k2tog) 2x* rep to last st, k1
row 33: purl
row 34: knit
row 35: purl
row 36: k1, *(k2tog) x2, (yo, k1) 3x, yo, (k2tog) 2x* rep to last st, k1
row 37: purl
row 38: knit
row 39: purl
row 40: k1, *k2tog, (k1, yo) 6x, k1, k2tog* rep to last st, k1
row 41: purl
row 42: knit
row 43: purl
row 44: k1, *(k2tog) 2x, (k1, yo)6x, k1, (k2tog) 2x* rep to last st, k1
row 45: purl
row 46: knit
row 47: purl
row 48: k1, *(k2tog) 3x, (yo, k1) 5x, yo, (k2tog) 3x* rep to last st, k1
row 49: purl
row 50: knit
row 51: purl
row 52: k1, *(k2tog) 3x, (yo, k1) 5x, yo, (k2tog) 3x* rep to last st, k1
row 53: purl
row 54: knit
row 55: purl
row 56: k1, *(k2tog) 2x, (k1, yo) 8x, k1 (k2tog) 2x* rep to last st, k1
row 57: purl
row 58: knit
row 59: purl
row 60: k1, *(k2tog) 3x, (k1, yo) 8x, k1, (k2tog) 3x* rep to last st, k1
row 61: purl
row 62: knit
row 63: purl
row 64: k1, *(k2tog) 4x, (yo, k1) 7x, yo, (k2tog) 4x* rep to last st, k1
row 65: purl
row 66: knit
row 67: purl
row 68: k1, *(k2tog) 4x, (yo, k1) 7x, yo, (k2tog) 4x* rep to last st, k1
row 69: purl
row 70: knit
row 71: purl
row 72: k1, *(k2tog) 3x, (k1, yo) 10x, k1, (k2tog) 3x* rep to last st, k1
row 73: purl
row 74: knit
row 75: purl
row 76: k1, *(k2tog) 4x, (k1, yo) 10x, k1, (k2tog) 4x* rep to last st, k1
row 77: purl
row 78: knit
row 79: purl
row 80: k1, *(k2tog) 5x, (yo, k1) 9x, yo, (k2tog) 5x* rep to last st, k1
row 81: purl
row 82: knit
row 83: purl

peacock tail lace

row 84: k1, k5, (yo, k2tog) 4x, k1, (k2tog, yo) 5x, *k10, (yo, k2tog) 4x, k1, (k2tog, yo) 5x)* rep to last 6 sts, k5, k1 (selvage st).
row 85: purl
row 86: k1, k5, (yo, k2tog) 4x, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo *k10, (yo, k2tog) 4x, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo* rep to last 6 sts, k5, k1.
row 87: purl
row 88: k1, k5, (yo, k2tog) 5x, k1, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, *k10, (yo, k2tog), 5x, k1, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo* rep to last 6 sts, k5, k1.
row 89: purl
row 90: k1, k5, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k2, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, *k10, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k2, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo* rep to last 6 sts, k5, k1.
row 91: purl
row 92: k1, k5, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k4, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, *k10, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k4, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo* rep to last 6 sts, k5, k1.
row 93: purl
row 94: k1, k2tog, k3, *(yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k6, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, (k2tog, k3) 2x, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k6, (yo k2tog) 5x, yo* rep to last 6 sts, k3, k2tog, k1.
row 95: purl
row 96: k1, k4, (yo, k2tog, ) 5x, yo, k8, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, *k8, (yo, k2tog, ) 5x, yo, k8, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo* rep to last 5 sts, k4, k1.
row 97: purl
row 98: k1, k4, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k10, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, *k8, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k10, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo* to last 5 sts, k4, k1.
row 99: purl
row 100: k1, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k12, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, *(k2tog, k2) 2x, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k12, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo* rep to last 5 sts, k2, k2tog, k1.
row 101: purl
row 102: k1, k3, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k14 (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, *k6, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k14 (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo* rep to last 4 sts, k3, k1.
row 103: purl
row 104: k1, k3, (yo, k2tog) 6x, (yo, k1) 12x, (yo, k2tog) 6x, yo *k6, (yo, k2tog) 6x, (yo, k1) 12x, (yo, k2tog) 6x, yo* rep to last 4 sts, k3, k1.
row 105: purl
row 106: k1, k2tog, k1, (yo, k2tog) 11x, yo, sk2p, (yo, k2tog) 12x, yo, *(k2tog, k1) 2x, (yo, k2tog) 11x, yo, sk2p, (yo, k2tog) 12x, yo* rep to last 4 sts, k1, k2tog, k1.
row 107: purl
row 108: k1, k2, (yo, k2tog) 11x, yo, sk2p, (yo, k2tog) 12x, yo *k4, (yo, k2tog) 11x, yo, sk2p, (yo, k2tog) 12x, yo* rep to last 3 sts, k2, k1
row 109: purl
row 110: k1, k2, (k2tog) 6x, (yo, k2tog) 6x, k1, (yo, k2tog) 6x, yo, (k2tog) 6x, *k4, k2tog) 6x, (yo, k2tog) 6x, k1, (yo, k2tog) 6x, yo, (k2tog) 6x* rep to last 3 sts, k2, k1.
row 111: purl
row 112: knit
row 113: purl
row 114: k1, (k2tog) 7x, (yo, k1) 14x, yo, (k2tog) 6x, *(k2tog) 8x, (yo, k1) 14x, yo, (k2tog) 6x* rep to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
row 115: purl
row 116: knit
row 117: purl
row 118: k1, *(k2tog) 8x, (yo, k1) 15x, yo, (k2tog) 6x* rep to last st, k1.
row 119: purl
row 120: knit
row 121: purl
row 122: k1, *(k2tog) 8x, (yo, k1) 15x, yo, (k2tog) 7x* rep to last st, k1.
row 123: purl
row 124: knit
row 125: purl
row 126: k1, *(k2tog) 8x, (yo, k1) 16x, yo, (k2tog) 7x* rep to last st, k1
bind off loosely.

weave in ends and block aggressively.

using the same yarn used to knit the veil, attach the veil to the top edge of the comb as follows:

place the veil ws up and place the comb with the curve up (so that it can rock) and the top edge of the comb centered to the middle of the cast on edge. take a good 2 or 3 yards of the yarn and thread through a darning needle. tack the comb and the veil together at the center point with a few stitches, wrapping the yarn between the teeth and through the cast on edge. as evenly as possible, bunch the cast on edge of the veil along the top edge of the comb so that the end of the cast on edge tacks to the edge of the comb and sew in place. don't be afraid. secure the yarn and repeat for the opposite side, keeping the gathers as even as possible. it does not have to be pretty, as this is meant to be dressed with a separate, decorative comb to hide this edge, so don't fuss if it's not as neat as you would like. it just has to be serviceable.

i hope you enjoy it!

tonks

ps- people have noted a problem with a few rows in the 90's these have been fixed.

Creative Commons License
snow peacock by tonks is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

Comments

Posted by: knit_fink (knit_fink)
Posted at: June 29th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
Carpet Shark

Gorgeous!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 29th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)

What a perfect modification of the peacock pattern! Great work! Arlene

Posted by: Seal Woman (selkie_b)
Posted at: June 29th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Meadowlake Arts

I've had two weddings now... think I'll pass on it as a veil! BUT - WOW! It's gorgeous! I think I may have to knit it anyway - see if I can tweak it into a shawl or something!

I do have a son... but I'd like him to wait about 5-10 years please? ;)

Posted by: the unhinged knitter (tonks_knits)
Posted at: June 29th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
veil/shawl

the piece, as is, works well as a shawl. i'm wearing it now. :) i'm going to add a comb to the 18 st co edge to make it a veil, but it works great as a shawl, too.

Posted by: themagician1954 (themagician1954)
Posted at: July 5th, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
what is the finished size?

Could you please tell me what the finished size was? I was thinking of increasing this to make a round tablecloth.Its soooooooooooo pretty.

Posted by: the unhinged knitter (tonks_knits)
Posted at: July 5th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
Re: what is the finished size?

it was, full circle, 58 inches.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 13th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
snow peacock bridal veil

This is absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.
chris

Posted by: faerieboigrrrl (faerieboigrrrl)
Posted at: July 22nd, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
OMG Gorgeous.

I love this pattern and am very much wondering if I can make it. LOVE the pattern.

Posted by: jessicarabbbit (jessicarabbbit)
Posted at: July 24th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
I'm in Love...

OMG!!!!
I am sooo f'g speechless! Too gorgeous for words..I'm almost in tears!
{{{{Hugs Tonks}}}} Damn..I could only hope to make something as beautiful as that! You are soo gifted!! Look at how the light dances on the "feathers" of it! Simply superb!
Outstanding work! Congrats on this magnificent piece! And thank you for sharing the pattern..maybe one day...........
Jessica 'Da Rabbit

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 6th, 2008 11:14 am (UTC)
picture

This looks absolutely beautiful. I would love to see a picture of it in its final "veil" state with someone wearing it to see how it hangs and flows. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 6th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
Re: picture

Me Too.............Its Gorgeous!!!!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 7th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)

It is beautiful!
And this was only your second time knitting lace??

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 8th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)

Oh, wow!!! That is beautiful!!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 11th, 2008 09:23 am (UTC)

This is BREATHTAKING- from that first shot with your beautiful fingernails, to the shots of the blocking. I MUST knit this, although already happily married...
Thanks so much!
from Australia

Posted by: Serrah (lynedd)
Posted at: September 25th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
Found through Ravelry
knitting

This is spectacular work. Thanks for sharing; I'll be adding your pattern to my queue.

Posted by: Melfina the Blue (melfinatheblue)
Posted at: October 25th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)

Found this from Beginning Lace Knitters on Ravelry, and it is stunning.

I've been looking for a simple lace shawl that will work with a costume I have, and this is perfect. Cast on today, and so far it's going great.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: December 13th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)

GEEZ! so may rows

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: December 27th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Absolutely stunning!

I've only made three pieces of lace so far, but I'm going to have to try this! I just can't believe how beautiful it is. Thank you, thank you for sharing this pattern.

(Susan from CT)

Posted by: imighthaveknown (imighthaveknown)
Posted at: January 7th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
Knit

This is SO BEAUTIFUL, I hope you don't mind if I knit it for my own wedding. I haven't found a lot of knitted veils out there, unfortunately, and none so lovely as this.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 11th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
BEAUTIFUL!!

i wish i was knitting 2 years ago when i got married. i seen this on ravelry and i was amazed. it is sooo gorgeous!! We're renewing our vows in about 3 years or so and i plan on making this for when we do. thanks for the LOVELY pattern!!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 4th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)

wow, this is amazing! you did a fantastic job and I'm sure it looked marvelous! thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Joey B. (meddler_inc)
Posted at: August 19th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)

Oh wow, this is wonderful. 58 inches across? And how long does the needle have to be. I have a 24' circ. Is that fine?

Edited at 2009-08-19 10:25 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Becca (beekerzwhirled)
Posted at: September 20th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Becca-Steve

this is unbelievably gorgeous! i've been searching ravelry for a veil pattern and i think this will be my best bet. can i ask though, how heavy was it and did you feel like it was going to pull the comb out of your hair at any point? that's my only fear with knitting something.

did you use it for something else after the wedding? i'm thinking if a wall hanging or table cloth or even passing it on to friends, family and future children.

Posted by: the unhinged knitter (tonks_knits)
Posted at: September 21st, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)

the veil does have a touch of weight to it, but i don't feel like it's going to slide from my head. i don't feel it is any heavier than any other knit veil i've tried in the past. :)

to answer your question about color changes that you sent on ravelry, the pattern as described above shows the seperate section for the peacock tail lace. there are 126 rows, so doing the math to split it evenly would mean knitting through row 63 in one color and knitting to the end in another. you can easily play within those 126 rows and line it any way you like.

Posted by: Becca (beekerzwhirled)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)

I started knitting on Thursday and have a question about row 28. I count every row incessantly. rows 24-27 all had 162. i went back and checked all sts in row 28 and still managed to end up with 178sts instead of the 176sts as the pattern states. Is this an errata or did I just screw something up somewhere?

Thanks! So far, I absolutely adore this pattern! ♥

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: December 30th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
How long of a cable would you suggest?

Hi! This piece is gorgeous! I wonder how long of a cable you recommend on the circular? I'm thinking 32" may work.

Posted by: Becca (beekerzwhirled)
Posted at: December 30th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
Re: How long of a cable would you suggest?

The pattern is amazing! Tonks did a great job writing out the pattern so easily even for a new knitter. :)

I am using a 47" cable and at row 61 (370 sts), I'm already using up a good chunk of it when spread out. If you have a 47" or even 60", I'd suggest that just in case. Keep in mind that there's going to be nearly 800 sts at the end.

Hope that helps!

Posted by: zacs_pet (zacs_pet)
Posted at: January 25th, 2010 08:52 am (UTC)

You're not alone in this.

k2tog, (k1, yo) 4x, (k2tog) 2x give me 11 stitches per repeat, and with 16 repeats I get 176 stitches, but that doesn't include the lone knit stitches at the beginning and end of the row. My row 28 has been 178 stitches each oh the 17 times I've restarted the veil.

I'll try asking the designer on Ravelry.

Posted by: the pleasure kitten (plsurkity)
Posted at: January 25th, 2010 09:23 am (UTC)

after much checking, we've discovered that the count is off in this pattern. row 28 is writ correctly. we are working to update the corrections. in the meantime, stitch counts will be removed from the pattern until they can be cross checked again.

Posted by: zacs_pet (zacs_pet)
Posted at: January 27th, 2010 08:14 am (UTC)

I'm knitting it right now. Would my stitch counts be of any help?

Posted by: Sorite Krautrauch (soritek)
Posted at: January 10th, 2011 07:00 am (UTC)
Lost in the Numbers

My friend is making fun of me because I can't seem to get the counts. I've done this about 5 times and I keep getting stuck here. I want to make this for a family member's wedding and I am lost without the stitches. I've tried making my own chart... not working. PLEASE HELP!
How many stitches should I have?

Posted by: Becca (beekerzwhirled)
Posted at: January 25th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)

It would appear that at that row, she stopped including counts for the k st at the beginning and end. Everything since then is right on the mark for me. if you want to check out my notes and whatnot on Ravelry, i'm msrib over there. good luck!

Posted by: Wolverinegal (wolverinegal)
Posted at: December 30th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)

This is beautiful. A friend of mine just got engaged. I'm making her this: http://alliknitts.blogspot.com/2007/08/circle-of-love-mini-cloth.html as a present.

She's not planning on getting married until she's done with college ( = about 2 1/2 years). While I'm not too skilled at knitting now, I'm gonna be learning from another friend of mine and I've decided to try and work my way up to doing this. It'll be a wonderful present for my friend and I only hope I can do as good a job as you've done!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: February 19th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
So pretty!

This is beautiful! I love it beyond all belief!
Do you have the pattern in pdf format of rav? That would just be the icing on the cake for me!
Love,
Ravelry user MyDarnyarn

Posted by: Becca (beekerzwhirled)
Posted at: February 23rd, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Becca-Steve

Hi Tonks,

Quick question about the errata in the 90s. I seem to have 8 extra stitches on row 94 even after triple checking the stitch count and counting the row 2-3 times. Any ideas?

Thanks! mine on Ravelry

Posted by: the unhinged knitter (tonks_knits)
Posted at: February 23rd, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
hmm...

after looking it over, i have no idea. i'm going to cast on for a few rows ahead of this and see if something's up that i'm just not seeing in the written pattern just to make sure, but it seems possible that you may be adding extra yarn overs in the border stitches. i'll check the pattern again to make absolutly sure, though. :)

hey guys who have made this- did anyone else have this problem?

Posted by: Becca (beekerzwhirled)
Posted at: February 23rd, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
Re: hmm...

Thanks! I went through it stitch by stitch and made sure of the stitch count (64 between SM's) and the actual stitches. Before I rip back the row, I want to make sure.

I did see a possible errata on Ravelry and have emailed her about it. RFB noted an errata on her project page. This is what I asked her:
Where you say Row 94 has the repeat starting in the wrong place. The repeat should start at the point on the next line that starts with (k2tog, k3) 2x….. do you mean the pattern should read:

row 94: k1, k2tog, k3, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k6, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, (k2tog, k3) 2x, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k6, (yo k2tog) 5x, yo rep to last 6 sts, k3, k2tog, k1. ?

Right now it reads: row 94: k1, k2tog, k3, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k6, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, (k2tog, k3) 2x, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k6, (yo k2tog) 5x, yo rep to last 6 sts, k3, k2tog, k1.


Thus far I love this pattern more than any I've done to date. And it's doubly awesome since I'll be wearing it at my wedding. So thanks so much for posting it! :)

Posted by: TheBon (catharticink)
Posted at: February 25th, 2010 06:14 am (UTC)
Re: hmm...

I knit through row 94 a few days ago with no issues. I haven't used any stitch markers, or triple checked stitch counts, but the lace works out, I've made it to row 117 and everything looks right. So, it might be a case of me not following the pattern and instead knitting by instinct (it's possible), but I am 100% sure I didn't have extra YOs.

Posted by: TheBon (catharticink)
Posted at: February 25th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
Re: hmm...

Or extra stitches at all, YO or otherwise.

Posted by: TheBon (catharticink)
Posted at: February 25th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
Re: hmm...

Oh, I take it back. The * IS in the wrong place. (I DID knit by instinct rather than anything else. I'm not sure how it changes the stitch counts though, if at all)

Right now it reads: "row 94: k1, k2tog, k3, *(yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k6, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, (k2tog, k3) 2x, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k6, (yo k2tog) 5x, yo* rep to last 6 sts, k3, k2tog, k1."

It SHOULD read: row 94: k1, k2tog, k3, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k6, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, *(k2tog, k3) 2x, (yo, k2tog) 5x, yo, k6, (yo k2tog) 5x, yo* rep to last 6 sts, k3, k2tog, k1.

So, that gives you 33 stitches before the * *, 36 stitches between the * * and 5 stitches after. Since you repeat the repeat 15 times, that should give you 578 stitches total. But it's late so my math could be off.

Posted by: Becca (beekerzwhirled)
Posted at: February 25th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
Re: hmm...
Becca-Steve

This is the 2nd time I've seen this correction and when I did the math, it adds up to hopefully the correct stitch count. Thanks!!

Posted by: Becca (beekerzwhirled)
Posted at: November 25th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
wedding rings & shamrock

Well, I got married on 10-10-10 and the veil was a huge success! Thank you so very much for this pattern. ♥



msrib on ravelry

Posted by: kaetian (kaetian)
Posted at: January 11th, 2012 03:12 pm (UTC)

Hi!Really enjoying this pattern, just a question. I think I've mucked up row 114, how many stitches should I have? I've got all the way to row 118 and i think something is not right. :(

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks

Posted by: jjdockery (jjdockery)
Posted at: May 28th, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)

hey there! i am plugging away at your original pattern to develop a longer version for my future daughter-in-law. so far it is beautiful!!! i am stuck on row 94. row 92 creates 578 stitches. row 96 requires row 94 to create 614 stitches. as written, row 94 uses 570 stitches and creates 604. can you help?

thanks much!

janet

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Posted at: January 6th, 2014 03:13 am (UTC)
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