"Paper" Lanterns

These knitted covers fit over purchased paper lanterns. Three lace covers offer different shapes and techniques—the cylinder is worked in the round in an open cross-stitch pattern; the cube is worked as four separate squares worked in the round from the center out; the ball is worked in two halves with crown shaping, then seamed at the equator.

Designer Kristi Schueler
Finished Size Cylinder: 23" circumference and 13" tall. Cube: Each square measures 10" × 10". Ball: 22" circumference (about 11" tall). All measurements after blocking.
Yarn Louet Euroflax Sportweight (100% linen; 270 yd [247 m]/100 g): #63 rose, #01 champagne, and #43 pewter, 1 skein each.
Needles Cylinder—size 7 (4.5 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Cube—size 7 (4.5 mm): 24" cir and set of dpn. Ball—size 7 (4.5 mm): 16" cir and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
• Markers (m);
• tapestry needle;
• 8" diameter cylinder paper lantern, shown in beige;
• 10" cube paper lantern, shown in white;
• 8" round paper lantern, shown in latte (see Lighting Kit for Lanterns).
Gauge 18 sts and 35 rnds = 5" in counterpane patt; 18 sts = 4" and 12 rows = 3" in modified Indian cross st; 18 sts and 16 rnds = 4" in seafoam patt.

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