Paper Lanterns Cowl
Paper Lanterns was inspired by the tradition of making a wish on a floating lantern and sending it downstream or off into the atmosphere. This stitch pattern resembles tiny, candle lit lanterns, carrying your wish off into the universe.
A lace cowl that can be knit with almost any yarn weight.
Kits featuring this pattern and the gorgeous Luna Grey Fiber Arts Orion yarn (shown here in “Mushroom” and in the sport weight version) are available on Etsy from Luna Grey. They include a copy of the pattern and one skein of Orion, in your choice of color, dyed to order.
Now available as part of the Paper Lanterns Collection Ebook, including the cowl, mitts and tam.
Simply choose your yarn, choose a length, check your gauge and cast on. The possible combinations are endless and dramatic.
The following weights/gauges included in pattern:
Sport/DK: 5 sts & 9 rows = 1” 2.5cm
Worsted: 4 sts & 8 rows = 1” 2.5cm
Aran: 4 sts & 6 rows = 1“ 2.5cm
Bulky: 3 sts & 5 rows = 1” 2.5cm
Super Bulky: 2 sts & 4 rows =1” 2.5cm
Two sizes written for all yarn weights. Additional notes for suggested adaptations to length also included.
Yarn & needle requirements: (totals shown above for worsted only-read below for specific requirements)
Sport/DK: 175 (289) yards 160 (265) m of sport/DK weight yarn, such as Luna Grey Fiber Arts Orion (100% Superwash Merino, 289 yards 264 m/ 100g)
US 6 4 mm circular needles
Worsted: 175 (340) yards 160 (311) m of worsted yarn, such as Quince & Co Lark (100% wool, 134 yards 123 m/50 g) or Malabrigo Rios (100% Superwash Merino, 210 yards 192 m/100 g)
US 8 5.0 mm circular needles
Aran: 165 (330) yards 151 (302)m of aran weight yarn, such as Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky (100% Superwash Merino, 165 yards 151 m/113 g)
US 9 5.5mm circular needles
Bulky: 104 (208) yards 95 (190) m of bulky yarn, such as Malabrigo Chunky (100% Merino, 104 yards 95 m/100 g)
US 11 8 mm circular needles
Super Bulky: 90 (180) yards 82.5 (165) m of super bulky yarn, such as Malabrigo Rasta (100% Merino, 90 yards 82 m/150 g)
US 15 10 mm circular needles