Midnight Lights by Karen Fletcher

Midnight Lights

Knitting
January 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
40 - 60 yards (37 - 55 m)
Sized to fit a 1c/250mL mason jar
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Safety Note: Some yarns, especially plant fibres like cotton and hemp, are very flammable whereas many yarns made of synthetic fibres (such as acrylic) can melt. The cords holding the lantern could catch fire if a real flame was used, as so this pattern is intended to be used ONLY with electronic candles. Electronic tea lights are inexpensive and usually available at home decor, hardware, or dollar stores.

There’s something magical about the flickering of a candle, place that magic somewhere unexpected with Evening Lights, a fantastic scrap-busting project that creates boho lantern holders out of mason jars and knitting. You can make a set in the weekend and they make a fantastic and unique hostess or birthday gift. Each lantern is made with an 8oz mason jar, yarn, and an electronic candle.

The pattern is worked for the bottom up. At the top of the jar the stitches on each needle are decreased and worked into icord separately before the three strands of cord are joined at the top.

Instructions are given for three lengths of cord (the sample has lanterns that hand at three different lights). For each lantern work all of that lantern’s cords the same length.