Cablelight Lampshade Knitting Pattern

Cablelight Lampshade
Cablelight Lampshade
Cablelight Lampshade knitting pattern
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Drum Lampshade Kit for Knitted Lampshade
Knitted Lampshade


The Cablelight lampshade is a contemporary lampshade design that is very in vogue with its cable pattern. The lampshade was inspired by a whimsical remark to knit a lampshade. I chose to design a knitting pattern for a table lamp lampshade rather than a ceiling light lampshade because with the stitching detail; you need the finished knitted lampshade to be at eye level so that you can see how the light plays with the stitches and illuminated the shade.

The Cablelight lampshade is a modernistic looking lampshade that is made from a knitted panel that is turned into a lampshade with a 20cm drum lampshade kit. You can buy the lampshade kits at Wool Warehouse along with your other knitting supplies - how convenient!

Usually cables are knitted from the bottom upwards; but the lampshade has the cable so that it travels around the lampshade, and it has the effect of leading the eye.

When not in use the lampshade looks contemporary, its decorative and detailed with interest, but when its lit it takes on a whole new dimension, the light shining through the lampshade highlights every stitch and it looks fabulous.

The lampshade is knitted in Stylecraft Special Aran. There are lots of shades to choose from so you will be sure to find a shade that compliments your decor.

Once you have knitted the cable panel, you will need to use a 20cm Drum Lampshade Kit to assemble the lampshade. The kit contains everything you need to make the lampshade. It's easy to assemble and in the kit there will be a step by step instructions for every stage with lots of photos so you can see what you should be doing. The knitting pattern also has helpful tips and photos for building the lampshade with the knitted panel.

Your finished lampshade will be 18cms tall and 20cm in diameter, the perfect size for a table lamp.

Please note that the lampshade kit does not include the lamp base, only the parts to make a lampshade.

Knitting by Cablelight to make this attractive lampshade.

What you will need to make the pattern

5.5 mm, UK size 5 or US size 9 knitting needles,
Cable needle,
60g Stylecraft Aran (any shade – I used Silver),
A 20cm Drum Lampshade kit.

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