A while ago, I saw Deramores tweet about a free snood pattern. Always up for a freebie, I downloaded it. It’s by Rowan & is currently only available on Ravelry. I think it was meant to be a knit-a-long, but I can’t seem to do them! If I’m in the middle of a project, then I can’t leave it to do something else!

Lazy Lace Snood

I really wanted a snood. For anyone who follows my Twitter feed will know I feel the cold like an old lady. No exaggeration, even when it was really hot a few weeks ago, I’d still put the blanket on in the evenings. I realise this makes me look like a freak of nature, but hey, that’s me! Anyway, I thought that a snood would be a great addition to my wardrobe & help keep me warm.

The pattern calls for 2 50g balls of Rowan Alpaca cotton. Now I have a huge stash of wool so couldn’t really justify buying more. Plus I wanted to use wool that I received for Christmas. The wool I ended up using is pretty chunky & it’s just as well I did use wool I already had, as I needed 4 balls. I can’t remember what wool I used, as I threw the labels away but it’s really lovely & proper toasty. Perfect for this summer weather!

Handknitted snood

The snood had to be 160cms long & is the longest item I’ve knitted to date but it was really easy to do. When I started I wasn’t sure if I was doing it right, but when it got longer it looked like the picture. Brilliant! I’m so happy with it & can heartily recommend it!