Saturday, August 3, 2013

NaCl Ring: A Conceptual Design

I had so much fun making this pattern. It is a conceptual design that gives a blueprint for making a lacy ring using randomly generated eyelets. The gauge, yarn weight, needle size, and finished measurements are up to you. This ring is inspired by salt (NaCl or Sodium Chloride) and the way crystals are formed randomly but still within a tight structure.

To figure out how many stitches to cast on, knit a small swatch in stockinette stitch using your preferred yarn and needles. Note the gauge then measure your ring size. Use your gauge to calculate how many stitches to cast on to fit your ring size. In the examples I have pictured, 20 stitches were cast on using lace weight with size 0 needle to make size 6 ring.

I made one out of paper, silk and steel, recycled silk and cotton crochet thread. My favorite is the silk and steel but the paper one is intriguing too. This is a free pattern (see my pattern page) and if anyone makes one I would love to see pictures.

1 comment:

  1. I like that, especially the random placement of the eyelets. Now to dig through the stash for laceweight...