I love making items that are truly mine and unique. I have made a few snoods in the past and they are truly the best winter layer you can have. Easy to stash in your handbag and are great hand warmers too! As well as being practical (not so bulky) under jackets for the upcoming cooler months but if you are like me and your hair is fine and you are always getting massive knots after wearing a scarf - then you are going to love a loose fitting snood like this, less tangles - hoorah!
So for this particular snood I used a a seed stitch or otherwise commonly known as a moss stitch. It is a great stitch for starting out with (especially if you are prone to a few mishaps along the way). A textured and bumpy stitch in appearance it does however give a lot more depth to your handmade number, well I think so anyhow!
Using 7mm needles cast on 45 stitches across. Then the next row you commence: knit 1, purl 1 and continue this across the whole snood. Remembering to keep an odd number for your whole snood as it allows you to follow the simple knit 1, purl 1 sequence throughout. I doubled my thickness of the yarn - because I wanted a thicker snood - again this is your preference.
In total I used 2 balls and a small amount of a 3rd which was a lovely wool/acrylic blend. To finish, choose your length of your snood that you are aiming for, in my case it measured 57cm. Remembering the longer you make the snood the more depth and movement it will have. Cast off at your desired length and then sew the two seams together - voila! I added four buttons to my snood, just to give it a little more character and I am super in love with the overall result. If you are a total beginner and want to start knitting there are tonnes of videos via youtube that illustrate all the techniques discussed.
A little weekend project perhaps - or some super cool christmas presents, handmade and made with love, who doesn't love that! Happy Friday!xx
Note: You can use circular needles the advantage of this is that you wouldn't then have to sew the two ends together like I have had to for this particular piece.