Traditionally the most austere of lighting options, bare-bones pendants are now warming up with cozy knits. Donning cords and shades crocheted or purled to perfection, these versatile lights can be hung, twisted, coiled, or draped to dramatic effect. Tactile and textured, they're anything but bleak and boring.
Above: Sporting a sweater of soft blue wool, Matt's supple knit Lamp from Llot Llov is a playful addition to an industrial space; €295.
Above: UK textile designer Naomi Paul's Gluck Lighting is hand-crocheted from remnants of yarn sourced from the couture industry; £399.
Above: For a little more bling, consider Désaccord's Pendant, knit from gold wool; €110.
Above: Hailing from Australia, My Very Own Eye Goggles makes a 240V option, hand knit and crocheted from soft acrylic; $192.
Above: The Gray Sweater Light is handmade in Sunderland, Massachusetts, by Stitch and Salvage; $150 via Etsy.