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Knit Lace Jar Covers

Knitting
October 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
35 - 60 yards (32 - 55 m)
Frost Flowers: stretches to 13” around and 5.5”-6” tall (to fit a 1qt jar), Garter: 3” tall and 8.5” around or desired width (shown on ½ pint jar)
This pattern is available for free.

Valley Yarns Knit Lace Jar Covers are two knitted adornments that turn ordinary household jars into beautiful candle lanterns, or just a pretty place to store your needles.
Frost Flowers, featuring one of knitting’s most prized lace patterns, is worked in the round to fit a large quart jar.

Garter is an exercise in simplicity, worked sideways in rows to fit any width jar, showing that even a beginner knittercan make a naturally lacy fabric with just thin yarn and larger needles.

IMPORTANT! Please use only LED flameless candles in your jars. Valley Yarns are not tested for flammability.
Please do not use with open flame

Finished Measurements:
Frost Flowers: stretches to 13” around and 5.5”-6” tall (to fit a 1qt jar)
Garter: 3” tall and 8.5” around or desired width (shown on
½ pint jar)

Yarn:
Frost Flowers: 1 skein Valley Yarns Charlemont (60% Fine Superwash Merino/20% Mulberry Silk/20% Polyamide, 100g/439yds) color Natural (about 60 yds used)

Garter: 1 cone Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk (80% Alpaca/20% Silk, 1736 yd/8.8 oz) color Natural (about 35 yds used)

Needles:
Frost Flowers: US size 5 (3.75mm) double-pointed needles or 40” circular needle for magic loop method (recommended) or size needed to get gauge
Garter: US size 5 (3.75mm) needles

Gauge:
Frost Flowers: about 5.5 sts = 1” in stitch pattern, slightly stretched
Garter: about 6 sts = 1” in garter stitch