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Paper Lanterns

Spice up you lanterns with lacy openwork fabric.

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Kristi Schueler personalizes lighting with three different openwork stitches: An open cross-stitch pattern, center-out squares, and graded seafoam stitches dress up the "Paper" Lanterns in fabric that feels lacy and modern all at once.

Finished Size Cylinder: 23" circumference and 13" tall. Cube: Each square measures 10" × 10". Ball: 22" circumference (about 11" tall). All measurements after blocking.

Louet Euroflax Sportweight (100% linen; 270 yd [247 m]/100 g): #63 rose, #01 champagne, and #43 pewter, 1 skein each.

Yarn Weight
#1 - Super Fine

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 below).

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.

Originally Published
Interweave Knits Winter 2009

SKU: EP2100

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kristi Schueler

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