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Silk Smoke Ring
HeartStrings knitting pattern #H28
Silk Smoke is a versatile accessory you can wear laid on your shoulders as a dressy cowl neckline, or pulled over your head as a wimple.
This smoke ring is knitted circularly to make a seamless tube. Although the lace pattern looks complicated, the spectacular results are accomplished with a stitch sequence that is repetitive and relatively easy.
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There are no special knitting techniques needed to make the fluted scallop edge — the shaping occurs naturally as a result of the bias structure of the lace pattern stitch.
The inherent elasticity and drape of the semi-ribbed lace stitch pattern combined with luxurious silk makes this article a decorative yet functional addition to any outfit.
Although smoke rings seem to be more traditionally made in subdued natural or grayed-down colors, I chose a fiery red for the published pattern model. After all, where there is smoke there is fire!
Shown in Treenway Silks 8/2 reeled Bombyx silk yarn color #12 Pomegranate. Both charted and written stitch instructions are included. First published in KnitNet Summer 2006 edition.
Sizes: Small[Medium,Large]. Planned finished measurements: Circumference - 22¼ [24, 25¾]"; Length - 17 [18, 19]"
Yarn: 525 [600, 680] yards of lace or fingering weight yarn
Suggested needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) circular in 16" length
Gauge: 7 sts and 8 rounds per inch over lace stitch pattern
Construction: knitted circularly to make a seamless tube
Stitches used: knit through back loop, purl, k2tog through back loops, yarn over
Stitch instructions: charted and written
Special technique: k2tog through back loops bind off
Skill level: intermediate or adventurous advanced beginner lace knitter
Here is another model of Silk Smoke, this time knitted in Tencel yarn in the colorway Smoky Places. I wanted to give you an idea of the lovely way that variegated colors look in this pattern as well as solids.
Sample cover page of the Silk Smoke Ring knitting pattern.
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See more Knitted Smoke Rings in the Jackie E-S Design Collections.