Pattern: Sag Snood/ Cowl

Sag Snood

Sag Snood

As promised, here is the pattern for the Sag(ittarius)  Snood/ Cowl! I made the snood version for Chris’ birthday, which just so happens to be tomorrow! It’s super bulky and super warm, just in time for winter. I love the texture of double seed stitch, especially in a bulky yarn like Brown Sheep Burly Spun. Whether you make the snood or cowl version, you’ll be able to tuck right in once the snow starts falling.

Finished Measurements

Cowl: 32 inch (81 cm) circumference and 8 inches (20 cm) high (fully extended)

Snood: 32 inch (81 cm) circumference and 23 inches (58 cm) high (fully extended)


Brown Sheep Burly Spun (100% wool; 132 yards/ 121 metres)

Cowl: 1 skein of  Sable (BS07)

Snood: 3 skeins of Deep Charcoal (BS06)


US 15 (10.0 mm)/ 20 inch (50 cm)  circular needle, or size to achieve gauge


stitch marker

tapestry needle

measuring tape


10 sts in 4 inches (10 cm) of stockinette stitch

Pattern Stitch

Double Seed Stitch in the round

Round 1: * P2, k2; rep from*.

Round 2: same as round 1

Round 3: * K2, p2; rep from*.

Round 4: same as round 3

Repeat these 4 rounds for pattern stitch.


Cast on 80 sts (I used the cable cast on method)

Work pattern stitch until piece measures 8 inches (20 cm) from the cast on edge for cowl, 23 inches (58 cm) for snood (or desired length)

Bind off (I used the chain bind off method)

Brave the weather!

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11 Responses to “Pattern: Sag Snood/ Cowl”

  1. bs69 Says:

    I love it!!! :D

  2. Jane Flanagan Says:

    Looks awesome – super cozy! Happy Birthday to Chris too :)

  3. Carol Yount Says:

    Been looking for a great pattern with bulky yarn. Love it!

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  5. 1funkyknitwit Says:

    Thank you for sharing this quick & easy pattern.

    I’ve been wanting to knit it for some time (like the second I saw it) & it’s now complete. I made mine out of Rowan Colourscape & I’m totally in love with it. :)

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  7. major.callisto Says:

    So does the name change to the Ophiuchus Snood now? :)

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    I like the sound of that! More astrologically accurate perhaps…

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