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Smoke Rings - Smoke Ring Patterns
Knitting patterns for light and lacy smoke rings
A smoke ring makes a versatile accessory that can be worn pulled down around the neck to lay on the shoulders as a dressy draped neckline, or pulled up over the head as an elegant hood-like head covering. A smoke ring is also sometimes referred to as a natchaq.
The "ring" part of the name refers to the smoke ring's tubular construction. Most often, the smoke is knitted circularly to make a seamless tube. Lace stitch patterns are often used in knitting smoke rings, giving this form of cowl/wimple a dressy, upscale look. And "smoke" refers to the light-as-air fibers with superb warmth for their weight that are often used in making smoke rings, such as qiviut and cashmere.
For even more head and neck coverings, be sure to also visit the Knitted Moebius and Knitted Dickeys Collections.
Retailers selling these and other HeartStrings patterns are listed in the Store Locator. For your convenience, you may also through the Shopatron service to locate a retailer with all the HeartStrings patterns you want, or for available instant PDF downloads.
Last minute thoughts and last minute gifts
Smoke rings make a wonderful gift in the giving and getting. They are versatile as both a fashion accent like a scarf and a head covering that is lightweight and doesn't flatten your hairdo. Whether you are looking for a quick project to make for yourself or as a gift for someone else, I hope you will enjoy your HeartStrings smoke ring pattern. I also invite you to read the article "Smoke Rings – Beautiful and Practical" that I wrote for Michele Katerburg's Knit2Fit blogsite.
Looking for more head and neck coverings? Be sure to also visit the Knitted Moebius and Knitted Dickeys Collections.