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!

Sag Cowl

Sag Cowl

Sag Cowl

Sag Cowl

I’ll be sharing the pattern for this cowl in the next couple of weeks. As soon as I’m finished the snood version! This abbreviated version is a super bulky, textured cowl – perfect for the winter to come. I used exactly one skein of Brown Sheep Burly Spun. It’s a warm one and just the right size to tuck your face in as you’re braving the snow!

[Photos courtesy of Chris]

Sweet Pea Coat

My Sweet Pea Coat is finished! The pattern was designed by Kate Gilbert and published in Twist Collective Winter 2008. My birthday burly spun was put to good use in this project. The coat is so very cozy.

I love the texture of the stitch pattern. A double moss stitch pattern on the cuffs, plackets and bottom edge set off by stockinette on the rest.

I knit the sleeves using the Magic Loop technique of circular knitting. I’d never tried it before and am a convert –  fully and completely. It’s so much faster than fiddling with double pointed needles!

There’s something a bit retro about this coat – maybe it’s the swing it has to it. I’m really happy with the way it turned out. I was wondering just how bulky Brown Sheep’s burly spun would be. The end result isn’t cumbersome – just soft and very warm!

P.S. By popular demand… A very pregnant sheep at Riverdale Farm.