Norah’s Knits: Handmade Wedding Gifts

The etiquette involving wedding presents seems to be constantly changing and differs so very much family to family. I wouldn’t dream of advising anyone on the proper gift to give to friends or family on their happy day, but I do know that the handmade gifts I’ve received have meant a lot to me, and I’m sure a lot of you feel the same. If you’re thinking about unique gift options, why not knit consider knitting something for the bride and groom?

Twenty-five years ago, when my very close friends from college got married, I knit them both bride and groom sweaters. They didn’t match per se, but were knit from the same yarn. Every so often, Joan reports that she and Merrit still wear them. If this idea appeals to you, check out the six pairs of sweaters we designed for men and women in Berroco booklet #335 His and Hers.


Something for the house could also be a great gift. I really love the bold statement made with Margery Winter’s afghan, Westchester Winter.

Westchester Winter
Westchester Winter

If that one isn’t to your taste (or that of the happy couple’s), there are 50 more to peruse in Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans.

For the over the top romantics among us, this fantastic crocheted wedding cake actually serves a practical purpose as a cover for the fine china plates everyone else just gave you.


What would you give as a handmade wedding gift?


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