Solstice Lanterns by Jenjoyce Design

Solstice Lanterns

Knitting
November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches = 1 inch
in colorwork pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
One size-- to fit 20-22" head.
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Solstice Lanterns is a colorwork tam with original motifs depicting lit lanterns as a symbol of the long darkness in deepest of winter, from which emanates a warm glow of light. I-cord cast-on, corrugated ribbing, choice of working 3 colors in rows for lights (total of 6 rounds in whole tam), or duplicate stitch at finish.

Poetically speaking, the lanterns have a deeper meaning for me: A light in the dark is hope, from our hearts shines a beacon for the future.

By using multiple colored lights (worked in duplicate stitch at finish) one can make this tam into a festive Christmas Lights theme, for which extra tree lights chart is included.

Blogged HERE

Tutorial on felted toorie option HERE.

Yarn: Shetland 2ply fingering, 1 ball of each color -- only a small amount of lantern light (C4) needed, and, if using 25g balls (Jamiesons), possibly more than 1 ball for background (MC).

Gauge: 7-8 sts = 1”

Prototype shown in Elemental Affects Shetland colors: Main color (MC) = white, Contrast 1 (C1) = Deep Garnet (38), C2 = Dark Forest Moss (45), C3= Lichen (03) and C4 = Old Gold (25).

Comparable Jamiesons Spindrift colors: MC=Natural White, C1= Cardinal (323), C2= Moss (147) , C3= Bracken (231, and C4= Mustard (425).

I invite Any & All who are knitting Solstice Lanterns Tam to bring questions, comments, great tutorial links, and otherwise general related chattiness to my Jenjoyce Design group which exists just for knitters of Jenjoyce’s patterns. Look for the thread for Solstice Lanterns Tam. The kettle is on… see you there !