Friday, January 11, 2013

Jutta (Organized Living Solutions) Knitted Lamp

Hi guys, it is Jutta here from Creative Chaos.

Despite it being the height of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, I always feel like cosy-ing up around Christmas. I light candles, I bake, and I knit...

I used to think that this comes from growing up in Germany, but apparently more people feel that way here. In the latest issue of the South African 'Ideas' magazine I found a pattern for a knitted lamp.

It looks like a tulip and I love it!

You will need:

4 knitting needles (4.5 mm)
50 g grey wool
1 LED light bulb
1 lamp holder
3 m light duty electrical cable
1 electric plug

Cast on 9 stitches on 3 needles (3 stitches per needle). Knit stocking stitch in rounds until your tube is about
180 cm (5.9 feet) long.

Knit the end as follows:

1. row: knit one, increase one, knit one, until the end of the row
2. row: knit
3. row: knit one, increase one, increase one, knit one until the end
4. row: knit
5. row: knit one, increase one, knit two, increase one, knit one until the end
6. row: knit
7. row: knit one, purl one,

Continue doing that for about 8.5 cm (3.34 inches), depending on the size of your bulb.
Then cast off.

Darn yard ends, connect the plug to your cable, pull tube over cable, then connect your lamp holder and your bulb,
and enjoy!

Happy knitting!

Come and visit Creative Chaos for more DIY ideas, general rambling and the constant attempt to beautify life :-).

Lots of love,


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  1. Very cool Jutta, I'm with you I knit in Summer because its too hot to go outside! I love this idea, and all the new yarns are starting to appear

  2. Thanks so much dear Mel! Hugs

  3. I love this. Between you, Sandra, and Danni, I never run out of inspiration--just time;-D

    I'm a crocheter, but may have to take up knitting after all.

  4. How very sweet! I'm not a knitter, but I adore this little lamp.

  5. It does resemble a tulip. I love the gray you used. It's very inspirational as are you.

  6. Very creative! I crochet...but have been thinking of taking up knitting....hmmmmm...thanks for being a guest poster!

  7. This is the coolest thing! I would love one of these hanging at my bedside or in my little reading nook. I might have to learn some knitting. Jutta it is so wonderful having you guest here and I fall in LOVE with your blog more each time I visit!

  8. Oh my gosh Jutta - the "Ideas" Magazine - its been 10 years since I had a copy. How I loved that Mag - now I've just googled it and am so excited to find an online version - woohoo. I love this lamp - so cool!!! Thank you so much for being our guest today and hope you will be back again xxxx Nat

  9. c' est vraiment une idée lumineuse je te dit bravo et merci du tuto a bientôt biz

  10. Jutta, this is so cool and creative. I love the color of yarn you used! I love tulips...they are my favorite flower, so I love the look! Thank you so much for Guest posting at IC! So fun to have you! What a great share! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  11. This little knitted lamp would grace any corner. I like the idea above of using it for a reading nook. Very creative! (Wish I could knit!)