The Falling Leaves Smoke Ring
just now it does not look much like leaves, after blocking it will magically transform.
The smoke ring is a wonderful versatile garment. Not only does it keep your head warm but also your neck too and if you make it large enough can provide
soothing warmth to shoulders. It is one of my favourite fall and winter garments that i keep close at hand.
The Smoke ring originated in Europe during the Medieval times. They were known as a Wimple and most were made from heavy quality cloth fabric.
I do not know when people started to make them from yarn.
Do you know ?
Smoke rings are just so stylish and look equally lovely draped around the neck.
They can be knit in a variety of yarns depending on the warmth and softness required.
Me, i prefer anything with qiviut. The softness and warmth is unsurpassed. Even yarn blends with only 10% qiviut provide a softness that you will not find in any other fibre or yarn so much so that the garment can be worn next to skin without irritation.
The yarn blend above is our qiviut-queen. 10% qiviut-10% cashmere-10% silk and 70% merino.
This months give away 2 winners drawn at random to win the yarn to knit the falling leaves smoke ring. Colour shown above is natural, all you have to do is tell us what colour you would choose from these colours here: www.cottagecraftangora.com/qiviut-queen-merino/4557554607
Open to knitters world wide,
please only 1 entry per person,
RUNS FROM: 3rd July 2013 TO 31st July 2013.
TENSION: After blocking test piece Shown below 6'' wide X 3'' inches long.
I consider my self quite a loose knitter so you may need to test knit on a larger needle.
To test your tension cast on 23 sts on 5 mm-US #8 and work 1 full pattern repeat then wash gently, block, dry, measure and adjust needle size if required. The smoke ring should have drape and be of a loose comfortable fit.
THE PATTERN- Falling Leaves:
*** at this stage i'm not sure how many yards are required probably 3 to 400yds***
with the correct size circular needle cast on 93 sts.
Join to work in the rnd, place st marker amd knit 1 rnd then begin pattern below.
1: (RS) k1, k2tog, k3, * yf, k1, yf, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3; rep from * to last 7 sts, yf, k1, yf, k3, sl 1, psso, k1.
2: and all alternate rnds knit all sts.
3: k1, k2tog, k2, * yf, k3, yf, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2; rep from * to last 8 sts, yf, k3, yf, k2, sl 1, psso, k1.
5: k1, k2tog, k1, * yf, k5, yf, k1, sl 1 k2tog, psso, k1; rep from * to last 9sts, yf, k5, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
7: k1, k2tog, yf, k7, * yf, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yf, k7; rep from * to last 3sts, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
9: k2, yf, k3, * sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yf, k1, yf, k3; rep from * to last 8 sts, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yf, k2.
11: k3, yf, k2, * sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yf, k3, yf, k2; rep from * to last 8sts, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yf, k3.
13: k4, yf, k1, * sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yf, k5, yf, k1; rep from * to last 8sts, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yf, k4.
15: k5, * yf, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yf, k7; rep from * to last 8sts, yf, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yf, k5.
My daughter Kyanna
''Flower Bud Smoke ring''
This is the flower bud smoke ring...folded in half and to the left you can see the cable.
Here's the Flower bud pattern:
With 5mm - US Size 8 Circular needles cast on 109 sts, join to work in the rnd, place marker.
(Note on rnd 11 of every pattern row the last 2 sts and first 2 sts make a cable) To do this, k to last 2 sts, slip these 2 sts onto a cable needle, hold at back of work, remove st marker, knit next 2 sts, replace marker then knit the 2 sts from cable needle, continue the rnd incorporating the 2 sts just worked.
Rnd 1: k3, * yf, k2, p3tog, k2, yf, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts,k2.
Rnd 2: knit.
Rnds 3-6: rep 2 rnds above.
Rnd 7: k2, p2tog, * k2, yf, k1, yf, k2, p3tog, rep from * to last 9 sts; k2, yf, k1, yf, k2, p2tog, k2.
Rnd 8: knit.
Rnds 9-12 rep rends 7 and 8.....on rnd 11 insert cable as outlined above.
Rep the rnds above until work measures 20'' inches long.
Next, knit 2 rnds and then cast off all sts sewing in any loose ends.