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Paper Lanterns Cowl

from Addiesma Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Paper Lanterns Cowl
Paper Lanterns Cowl
Paper Lanterns Cowl
Paper Lanterns Cowl
Paper Lanterns Cowl
Paper Lanterns Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, knit in the round, slipped stitches, yarn over, psso

Pattern Description:

Paper Lanterns was inspired by the tradition of making a wish on a floating lantern and sending it downstream or off into the atmosphere. This stitch pattern resembles tiny, candle lit lanterns, carrying your wish off into the universe.

A lace cowl that can be knit with almost any yarn weight, and available in 2 loop lenths.

Simply choose your yarn, choose a length, check your gauge and cast on. The possible combinations are endless and dramatic.

Yarn recommendations:
Sport/DK: 200 (375) yards 183 (343) m of sport/DK weight yarn, such as Luna Grey Fiber Arts Orion (100% Superwash Merino, 289 yards 264 m/ 100g)
US 6 4 mm circular needles

Worsted: 175 (340) yards 160 (311) m of worsted yarn, such as Quince & Co Lark (100% wool, 134 yards 123 m/50 g) or Malabrigo Rios (100% Superwash Merino, 210 yards 192 m/100 g)
US 8 5.0 mm circular needles

Aran: 165 (330) yards 151 (302)m of aran weight yarn, such as Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky (100% Superwash Merino, 165 yards 151 m/113 g)
US 9 5.5mm circular needles

Bulky: 104 (208) yards 95 (190) m of bulky yarn, such as Malabrigo Chunky (100% Merino, 104 yards 95 m/100 g)
US 11 8 mm circular needles

Super Bulky: 90 (180) yards 82.5 (165) m of super bulky yarn, such as Malabrigo Rasta (100% Merino, 90 yards 82 m/150 g)
US 15 10 mm circular needles


The following weights/gauges included in pattern:
Sport/DK: 5 sts & 9 rows = 1" 2.5cm
Worsted: 4 sts & 8 rows = 1" 2.5cm
Aran: 4 sts & 6 rows = 1" 2.5cm
Bulky: 3 sts & 5 rows = 1" 2.5cm
Super Bulky: 2 sts & 4 rows =1" 2.5cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • small loop: 24 inches; large loop: 42-44 inches


  • see notes section for yarn and needle info

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

see above