My warmth depends solely on how warm my neck is, so when cool weather strikes the first thing I go for is a scarf, cowl, snood, or shawl. I’ve got tons of them and I’m always looking for more. My one requirement is the ability to actually keep your neck warm. So if I was going to rate this Entrelac Snood on a scale of 1-10, 1 being silly lace weight scarf, and 10 being huge blanket wrapped around your neck, it would be a 10. Entrelac Snood is as close to wrapping a huge blanket around your neck as you can get while still being able to walk.
A snood is an oversized cowl, so with that comes a TON if different ways to wear it: doubled as a cowl, looped as a scarf, as a hood, as a wrap. Three buttons added as a final touch make it even more versatile. Button it in the back and make it a vest or a jacket. Button one button to make it a cape.
A fat rib and chunky entrelac make this project deceivingly quick. Make it colorful by using up your scraps or pick a couple colors. This snood is sure to be your winter neck-warming staple.
Finished Measurements Around 38” long and 12” wide, but varies depending on yarn used.
Yarn Leftover worsted-bulky yarn remnants. You can also use sock, sport, and DK weight yarn by holding two strands together.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24” or bigger circular needle. Size 9 (5.5 mm): 24” or bigger circular needle.
Notions Stitch marker (M), 3 3/4” buttons.
Gauge is not important in this project, and since you will be changing yarns throughout gauge will be changing often.
The idea is to use up those little leftover balls of yarn you have bags and bags of in your house. Pick one, use it till it’s gone, tie on another ball, use it till it’s gone, tie on another ball, until the snood is done. Plan out your colors or just grab colors with no plan. Fuzzy yarn, variegated, wool, acrylic. Just keep it near the same weight, by holding two thin strands together or just using worsted weight yarn, and your snood will be awesome.
This pattern can be purchased individually for $4. It’s also part of my Hello Winter! Collection of Knitting Patterns.