It seems like glass jars have become more and more popular. No longer only lurking in the canning section, glass jars are showing up everywhere – from restaurant tables, to craft boutiques, to garden centers. And a quick search on the internet can bring up hundreds of ideas for re-purposing them. Liberate a few jars that have been stashed away in your cupboards, or purchase a few and make these pretty little luminaries.
Knitting Loom: KB Small 32 peg Loom
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Ivory and in Peony was used for the samples.
Notions: Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, pint sized glass jar, tea light, 24” length of twine, any desired embellishments (buttons, flowers, charms, etc)
Finished Size: 3.5” in height by 10.5” in circumference
Gauge: Not essential for this project.
K2tog: Knit two together
YO: yarn over
[K2, YO, K2tog] – Worked over 4 pegs: Knit the first two pegs. Move the stitch from the third peg over to the fourth peg. Wrap the third peg. Knit both stitches on the fourth peg together as one.
Cast on 32 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method. Prepare to work in the round.
Rounds 1-4: K2, P2.
Rounds 5-6: Knit all stitches.
Round 7: [K2, YO, K2tog] 8 times.
Repeat rounds 5-7 five times. Repeat rounds 5-6 once. Repeat rounds 1-4 once. Bind off using the basic bind off method. Weave in all ends.
Add any desired embellishments to the knitted sleeve. Slip the sleeve onto the glass jar. Tie the length of twine around the rim of the jar. Place the tea light inside the jar.
Light the tea candle using a long fireplace match, a lit wooden skewer, or even a lit spaghetti noodle. Enjoy the ambience as the light flickers through the knitted lace.