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HeartStrings #A45 Smoke Ring with Lace Edging »
InstructionsThis versatile accessory can be worn pulled down around the neck to lay on the shoulders as a dressy cowl neckline, or pulled up over the head as an elegant head covering.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Romantic, Traditional, Classic
Shown in in Hunt Valley Cashmere 2-ply yarn. To make your own Smoke Ring with Lace Edging, yarns in qiviut, cashmere, yak down, alpaca, angora, silk and blends thereof are just a few of the many good choices.
What was your inspiration?
The "ring" part of the name refers to the smoke ring's tubular construction. The smoke ring is knitted circularly to make a seamless tube.
"Smoke" refers to the light-as-air fibers with superb warmth for their weight that are often used in making smoke rings.
What are you most proud of?
Simple lace stitch patterns give this form of cowl/wimple a dressy, upscale look without a lot of fuss. The smoke ring is begun with a strip of lace edging, then stitches are picked up and knit in the round in another lace stitch pattern. A decorative bind off completes the smoke ring knitted tube.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The pattern has instructions for 2 sizes - 22" [24"] circumference and 18" length, 300  yards laceweight or fingering weight yarn, 5 stitches/inch, size US 6 / 4.0 mm needles suggested. Written stitch instructions.