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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Snood cowl keeps neck cosy

I love snoods (AKA cowls) and I decided to knit one with a twist in it, so that there would be a lovely curved edge visible.

Don’t knit? Get in touch and I can make one for you!

It can be worn with twisty bits at the front,

or at the back.

For knitters, whynotmakeit is on ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/people/whynotmakeit

The pattern is here, it’s very quick and easy to make.

Yarn: Rowan cocoon (here in ‘Polar’)

Needles: 6.5 and 8 mm circular knitting needles (if you only have 8 mm that is fine too!) and a large sewing needle for weaving in ends.

To knit:

Cast on 72 stitches using the 6.5 mm needles (if you have them, just use the 8 mm needles if not.)

Before you continue in the round, take hold of the first few cast-on stitches:

and turn them around once, so that they twist around the needle. It doesn’t matter which way you turn them.

Then place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round and switch to the 8 mm needles.

Row 1: *k2, p2* repeat between *s for the whole round.

Row 2: same as row 1.

Row 3: *p2, k2* repeat between *s for the whole round.

Row 4: same as row 3.

You should find that the stitches are stacked in sets of four knits and four purled like this:

k k p p
k k p p
p p k k
p p k k

so that the pattern is like a checkerboard all the way round.

Keep repeating rows 1-4 until you have 36 rows.

Switch back to the 6.5 mm needles if you have some and cast off.

Put on your lovely new snood and feel very happy!

I would love to hear from you if you make this! Drop me a line.


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