First of all, knitting takes time: I started my snood in early January and I have just finished it i.e. if you want to get your snood ready for September you may as well start it now. Secondly, for those of you who live in a “cold” climate, you may still have opportunities to wear it before the summer – I have worn my new snood for the whole Easter weekend ;).
– 2 & 1/2 balls of yarn (25g). I used Luxury Mohair Nocturne by Sirdar for this snood* (77% mohair / 13% wool / 10% nylon) but leftover mohair yarns would be perfect for this project.
– Knitting needles number 5* (European Metric Range – For US/UK equivalents please click here).
– A blunt-pointed needle
* I bought the yarn and the knitting needles at my local charity shop for €1,50. Charity shops are great for cheap knitting needles.
Cast on 60 stitches ( 27 cm wide snood) – If you have never done it before please click here for a tutorial.
The snood is made up of seed stitch. If you already know the garter and purl stitches, you won’t have any problem with that stitch, it’s very easy. If you are just learning, I suggest that you watch this video.
My snood is 62cm long but just cast off and sew both sides together (using the blunt-pointed needle) when you think your snood is long enough.