12 STS 10 ROWS SUPER CHUNKY Yarn 2 x 100g balls of Debbie Roma in Blaze (06) Needles 10mm (UK 000, US 15) circular needle, 60cm or 23½in long Accessories 30cm or 12in drum in cream Debbie Bliss Roma debbieblissonline.com 020 8520 8814 70% wool, 30% alpaca 100g/80m (87 yards) Hand wash £8.50 10 sts and 12 rows to 10cm or over st st on 10 mm needles Rowan Big Wool knitrowan.com 01484 681881 Drops Andes garnstudio.com 10 MM NEEDLE
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This funky lace pattern lampshade is quick and easy to make and will give a dull, old lamp a new lease of life with a quirky vintage style. Using super chunky yarn, designer Julie has opted for fiery red, to help inject a warm glow into your homes.
LAMPSHADE Cast on 78 sts and Rounds 1–4: Knit. Round 5: *K4, k2tog, psso, k4, repeat from round. Round 6: Knit. Round 7: *K3, k2tog, psso, k3, repeat from round. Round 8: Knit. Round 9: *K2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, sl1, k1 psso) twice, k2, repeat from * to the end of the round. Round 10: Knit. Round 11: *K1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, sl1, k1, psso) twice, k1, repeat from * the end of the round. Round 12: Knit. Round 13: *(K2tog, yo) three times, (yo, sl1, k1, psso) three times, repeat from * to the end of the round. Round 14: Knit. Repeat round 1 to round 14 once more, then round 1 to round 4 once more. Cast off.
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TO MAKE UP Cover the lampshade in cling film or cellophane to protect it. Stretch the knitted lace cover to fit over the shade and This lamp is knitted in the round on a circular needle which is a great fun technique to try Lace the lampshade by connecting the edges on the inside, keeping tension even run thread from the top to the bottom all round, on the inside of the shade, to tension the lace cover. Spray the cover with water and leave to dry naturally. Remove the lace cover. Remove cling film or cellophane. Replace the lace cover on the shade and lace up on the inside using a fine thread, pulling it tight enough to allow the cover to fit neatly.