Warm shades of brown and gold.
Knit the piece about an inch higher than the actual lampshade measurements. Knit a nice loose stockinette stitch so it will have a lot of stretch. Begin your pattern with the largest circumference. The pattern for the item shown piece is as follows, but you can place stripes as you see fit. It is great to have them be thin, fuzzy and widely spaced. Hold your work up to the shade as you knit to make sure things are right.
Adapt as your lampshade requires:
With A, cast on 120 stitches.
Rows 1-3: Work in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) starting with a purl row
for 3 rows.
Row 4: Decrease 6 stitches evenly across row. Work for 5 more rows.
Rows 10-11: Change to B and continue in stockinette stitch.
Row 12: Change to A, continue in stockinette stitch but decrease 6 stitches evenly across
row. Work for another 7 rows.
Row 20: Decrease 6 stitches evenly across row.
Work for another 7 rows.
Row 28: Decrease 6 stitches evenly across row.
Work for another 3 rows.
Rows 32-33: Change to B and continue in stockinette stitch.
Row 34: Change to A, continue in stockinette stitch. Work for 1 more row.
Row 36: Decrease 6 stitches evenly across row.
Work for 7 rows.
Rows 44-45: Change to B and continue in stockinette. In row 44 only, decrease 6 stitches
evenly across row. Work for 6 more rows.
Row 52: Decrease 6 stitches evenly across row.
Row 53: Purl.
Row 54: Knit, decreasing another 6 stitches (72 stitches across).
Row 55: Bind off.
Using the large-eyed blunt needle, thread a piece of yarn through the top row or two so that it hugs
the lampshade tightly. Tie a small bow.
Find a spot towards the bottom of your shade to pin together the rest of your shade. Adjust the
knitting as needed.
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