DIY Lace Garter

Knitted Lace Wedding Garter

By Diane Willett

 

Materials:
Cotton thread size 40
Knitting needles size 00
1/4 inch wide blue ribbon
Single fold bias tape
3/8 inch wide elastic

Gauge:
Lace is 2 inches wide and 21 inches long.
(22 repeats of the pattern)

 

To Make:

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.

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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.

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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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