I wanted to knit a little something to celebrate the Olympic Games, so I came up with the idea to knit Olympic rings, since they are an icon of the Games that can come out every two years.
As I was thinking about how I would do it, it occurred to me that if I made the rings the right size they could also be used as a giant stacked cuff bracelet.
I don’t know if this idea was brilliant or crazy, but I like the way it turned out and am totally going to make more bracelets this way with different colors and textures of yarn in the future.
This is more of an explanation than a pattern, because it’s super simple. You’ll need a small amount of medium-weight yarn in each of the ring colors –blue, yellow, black, green and red — and two size 8 US/5 mm double-pointed knitting needles or one circular needle.
The rings are each made of five-stitch I-cord: cast on 5, knit 1 row, *slide the stitches to the opposite end of the needle without turning the work, then knit 1 row. Repeat from * until ring is desired size. Bind off, leaving a tail to sew the ends together.
Make one ring of each color, then sew the strips into rings as you sew them together in the order of the Olympic rings: blue, yellow, black, green and red.
Arrange alternating up and down to display, or stack the rings on top of each other to wear as a bracelet.
This is a super quick, easy and fun project that I hope you’ll try, and if you do I’d love to hear what you think!