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Bird's Nest Smoke Ring

January 2008
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches in pattern stitch with smallest needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
436 yards (399 m)
Circumference: 56 cm at the top and 66 cm at the bottom. (22 in x 26 in). Length: 44 cm long (17.5 in)

Let it rain and blow:
In a tight knit nest we snuggle -
Security, warmth and comfort.

The Bird’s Nest Smoke Ring, a snug, neat and compact winter accessory, is inspired by the “Bird’s Nest National Stadium” of 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The motif is from “Omas Strickgeheimnisse, 200 bezaubernde Muster” by Eichenseer, Grill and Kron, page 56.

Pattern Notes:

Smoke ring is knitted in the round with scalloped picot edgings on both top and bottom.

For scalloped picot edging, begin with provisional cast on. Wind 10 yards of yarn into a small ball, do not break yarn. This ball will be used later for the picot edging on the top.

Shaping is achieved by using different size needles.

Originally offered by elann.com as a free pattern. Visit international.elann.com to see currently available free patterns.

Over the years elann.com has offered a variety of free patterns to showcase elann brand yarns – this was one of them. As elann’s new site, international.elann.com, develops, many of these longtime favorite designs will be re-formatted and made available for purchase. This will be a time-consuming process, which we hope to accomplish by the end of 2015, so we ask for your patience. 

Throughout this process, on a rotating basis, we’ll be offering 6 free patterns per month at international.elann.com. They’ll be free for one month, and then subsequently available for purchase as .pdf downloads. We encourage you to visit international.elann.com often to see our latest offerings.