My son married his bride in late October 2011. They wanted a late Autumn wedding with the beautiful colors of the changing leaves as a background for their wedding photos. As nature would have it - it snowed with sleet on the day of their wedding. The bride arrived at the church in a parka to cover her shoulders. The trend seems to continue towards strapless gowns for brides and bridesmaids. I dedicate this pattern to all brides and bridesmaids who may have a chilly or cold wedding day ahead. My daughter Leslie was kind enough to be my model in these photos.
You can knit this in white or winter white for the bride or coordinate colors (in a solid or nearly solid) for the wedding party. If you’re clever enough or so inclined you can knit beads into this as well.
And as my daughter pointed out - this is also nice for over any sleeveless top. If you’re a nursing mother - you may consider knitting this a little longer to cover up when nursing is necessary when visiting, or in the nursery at your place of worship.
I would also recommend Lorna’s Laces Shepherd worsted yarn for this in any of their nearly solid colors. The Venezia worsted I used also has some silk in it to give a nice drape. The Lorna’s Laces would work just as well as it’s soft with the added plus of being machine washable. The Venezia has to be hand washed. The buttons I used are Blue Moon shell buttons (3/4”).