Here is a simple idea for making over an old lampshade.
You will need
• bell-shaped lampshade frame (ours has a base diameter of 25cm)
• cotton DK in the colour of your choice (we used one 50g ball)
• 5,5mm knitting needles
• large-eyed sewing needle
• pretty ribbon or lace
1 For a 25cm lampshade, cast on 100 stitches. For a different size frame, ensure the cover is tight at the bottom as knitting stretches.
2 Work approximately 50 rows in stocking stitch (one row plain, one row purl). Check every few rows to see how much more to knit. Cast off once your knitting is long enough.
3 Wrap the knitting around the frame and sew the side edges together. Attach the top and bottom to the frame. To complete, tie around ribbon or lace.
TIP If your knitting ends up too big, thread elastic through the top and bottom edges and pull to tighten.
How to knit purl stitch
With the yarn at the front, insert the right-hand needle through the front of the first stitch on the left-hand needle. Wind the yarn around the right-hand needle.
Draw the loop through to the back and slip the original stitch off the left-hand needle. Continue in this way to the end of the row.
Lampshade from The Lampshade Studio 082 768 5100