Knitted Lights by Leila Raven

Knitted Lights

Knitting
November 2020
Powered LED String Lights
9 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
22 yards (20 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Here’s a bright idea: Knit your own light…

The desire to make a wall hanging of knitted light came about as I was unpacking my belongings after a recent move -- I came across my little nests of fairy lights carefully tucked away for new walls in a new town. I unearthed a spare set of wooden needles from my early days of knitting that were no longer in use, but still held sentimental value. What better use for them than hanging a knitted swatch of light on them to display a pretty illuminated WIP in my new home?

The string of lights I used is USB powered and can be plugged into a computer or other USB-port power source, and they have silver wire and warm white LED lights. Other light options are out there that would also be suitable: Battery-pack powered, different lengths, copper wire, multicolor or other brightly colored lights…the list goes on. I recommend using lights that are at least 66 ft (20m) in length -- the longer, the better.

Looking for a source for lights to make your own? Kits will be made available on Etsy and will include lights, needles, a printed pattern, and a picture hook for hanging. Follow me on Instagram at @leila_raven for the latest updates and info on where to purchase.