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Lumpshade & Lumpillow

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lumpshade & Lumpillow
Lumpshade & Lumpillow
Lumpshade & Lumpillow
Lumpshade & Lumpillow
Lumpshade & Lumpillow
Lumpshade & Lumpillow

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Short Rows
  • Circular Knitting
  • Be Crafty

Pattern Description:

This pattern is for a textured felt lamp shade in multiple sizes and matching pillows in two sizes. The lamp shade can be sewn over a preexisting shade or a handmade frame. DIY instructions for a metal lamp shade frame are included in this pattern as well as a lesson in lamp anatomy and safety. These housewares are a great project for all seasons and add some texture and softness to your decor. If you've never wanted to hug a lamp shade or rub a pillow, you might want to after making these.

Images of the non knitting sections of the pattern are posted on my blog (link above) so that everyone can get a good idea of the skills and materials needed to build the lampshade. I recommend you check them out if you are used to making knitting-only projects, or take a look at the two sample page images. These instructions are also included in the pattern PDF. Keep in mind that none of these skills are needed to make pillows or to cover a store bought shade. Please take a look to avoid any unwanted surprises.

You might want to have some experience with short rows before starting this project. This pattern is knit in the round and makes a very nice bag if housewares aren't your thing.


20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in felted stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small Pillow:10" x 16"
  • Large Pillow: 16" x 16"
  • Lamp Shades from 6" x 11" to 18" x 11"


  • 320-910 yards of worsted weight feltable wool
  • A lamp shade (lamp only)
  • 2 metal rings 6"-18" in diameter (if you choose to meke your own shade)
  • A coat hanger or sturdy wire (if you choose to make your own shade)
  • Sewing Thread
  • Pillow stuffing (pillow only)
  • A washer (soldered version only)
  • Solder and Flux (soldered version only)

You Will Also Need:

  • A sewing needle
  • Wire cutters (lamp only)
  • Masking tape (lamp only)
  • A ruler
  • A dowel or pencil (lamp only)
  • A soldering iron (soldered version only)
  • Spray paint (lamp only, Optional)

Suggested yarn:

320 yards of Worsted weight

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