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Topic: Where can I find a pattern for a chunky lampshade?  (Read 885 times)
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Little B
« on: September 20, 2009 11:31:09 PM »

I saw this knit lampshade (link below) in a magazine and absolutely love it. I've searched online but the only patterns I've come across are for delicate, lacy lampshades. Any ideas where I could find a pattern for something chunky like this? It doesn't have to be free!

Thanks!

http://www.pudelskern.at/portfolio/projects/granny/granny.html
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Riki
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009 09:25:48 AM »

Kinda neat ... easy to make without a pattern, but you would probably need to knit with broomsticks (perhaps the kind formerly used in my youth for broomstick lace) with a huge number of threads held together (because I don't think you could find rope flexible/soft enough to knit with).

You could just measure the lap you want to make the shade for, do some ribbing with those huge needles and huge rope and then figure out how much to get around the lamp shade and cast on, knitting in k1p1 ribbing until long enough (it is stretched out, by the way, so allow for that) and then casting off.
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Tephra
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009 11:21:38 PM »

I saw this knit lampshade (link below) in a magazine and absolutely love it. I've searched online but the only patterns I've come across are for delicate, lacy lampshades. Any ideas where I could find a pattern for something chunky like this? It doesn't have to be free!

Thanks!

http://www.pudelskern.at/portfolio/projects/granny/granny.html

The "yarn" looks to be roving, probably knit on size 35 or 50 needles. And it's just 1x1 rib with no shaping so all you need to do is figure out how many stitches you need to go around the shade, stretched, and cast on an even number and knit in the ribbing until it's long enough, bind off and then sew the seam and slip it over the shade.
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Little B
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009 11:18:24 AM »

Thanks Tephra and Riki for your help. I'm living in Kenya right now so not a ton of access to knitting stores (or at least I haven't found them yet), but will try this out when I'm at home for the holidays!
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Riki
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009 04:38:32 PM »

My mom was in Kenya for awhile and she did see quite a bit of yarn  but not in separate yarn stores. I think she found them like in a department store, along with the cloth. She would go to the market and there would be stalls with fabric and yarn, if I remember right, also.

But what would work really nicely for a lamp shade is not yarn but string! Look for some interesting string and use that - what a neat lampshade that could be!
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