Our October Beyond BOBBOL Learn-and-Knit-A-Long revisits lace edgings, the Bits of Lace focus area that started off KnitHeartStrings in 2012!
Smoke Ring with Lace Edging KAL
The project is Smoke Ring with Lace Edging, a versatile accessory you can wear laid on your shoulders as a dressy cowl neckline, or pulled over your head for light-as-air warmth without messing your hairdo. 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.
Techniques used and described
- Beginning with a strip of pretty lace edging knit flat. Detailed instructions are included for provisional cast on and grafting for an invisible seam.
- Picking up stitches and knitting circularly in an overall lace stitch pattern.
- Binding off in a decorative lacy stitch.
Note: The originally published Smoke Ring with Lace Edging pattern prior to October 2014 was a text-only version. The version of the pattern for the October Smoke Ring KAL has been upgraded and now also contains charts.
Other Tutorials and Tips to complement the October KAL
Check out the Previous KALs page for tutorials and tips for Smoke Rings. These tutorials and tips are free to all members.
Knit, learn, and enjoy the making!
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