Love is in the Air Wedding Veil by Donna Knox

Love is in the Air Wedding Veil

January 2015
Light Fingering ?
5 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
3.75 mm (F)
180 - 300 yards (165 - 274 m)
Modest Width, Moderate Width, and Full Width -- Shoulder Length, Elbow Length, Waist Length, Fingertip Length, Knee Length, Floor Length, Chapel Length and Cathedral Length
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Love is in the Air Wedding Veil (All Lengths Available)

“Love is friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce,
but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes
as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” Bruce Lee

The Inspiration: The first thing I think of when I think love is: my husband. I am married to the love of my life. He is my soul mate, my equal in the things that matter, and my opposite where it counts. He completes me. If I had to create something that said “LOVE” to me, I would have to be inspired by my own marriage to him. I wish I crocheted more during the planning of my own wedding because I would have loved to have created my own veil. I pined over the long, flowing, white veils, but they were so expensive and I had not learned the value of DIY yet at that time. Of course, if this were my wedding, the veil I am showing you here would be much fuller, at least knee length and with lots of embellishments. Alas, time was my enemy here, but I think I have captured what was in my mind’s eye.

Materials: To create the Love is in the Air Wedding Veil, you will need an F hook, a tapestry needle for weaving in ends, scissors for cutting the yarn, a measuring tape to check gauge and a 3 inch metal or plastic comb commonly used for wedding veils (found easily and for very cheap online or at craft stores). The preferred yarn used in this project is Loops & Threads Woolike. It is a superfine or size 1 thread, but it has the feel and look of regular wool yarn.

Length and Width Options: I have included in this pattern all of the options that a blushing bride would have at any bridal shop, because width, fullness and length really are personal preference. There is a modest veil width; which typically measures about 54 inches in width, (which I am showing you here) a moderate veil width; which typically measures about 72 inches in width, and a full veil width; which typically measures about 108 inches in width. There are photos depicting the process I used to attach the veil to the comb, which can be quite vexing, but I think I was able to simplify the process so that others can follow along easily. I also included options for creating a shoulder, elbow (shown here), waist, fingertip, knee, floor, chapel and cathedral length veil.

Embellishments: I only had the time to embellish my veil with a few flowers. I have included in this pattern 3 different flower sizes, with options for each to have leaves attached or not. Again, time is my enemy in this instance because if time were no issue or this were my own wedding, I would be showing you a wedding veil with embellishments not only at the top, but along the bottom along the large spaces in a lace fashion, spread evenly across the solomon’s knot space openings in random fashion across the veil, or lining the face along the side edging.

Between the length, width, and embellishment options, it really would be possible for many different brides to utilize this pattern and for no two brides to have the same veil.