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.
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
10 sts in 4 inches (10 cm) of stockinette 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!
I used three skeins of yummy merino, alpaca and silk yarn for this kerchief – Sulka by Mirasol. This smooshy yarn is produced by a Peruvian alpaca ranch in the sierra of the Andes and they donate a portion of every purchase to the funding of a boarding-house for children in the Puno region. I picked mine up at The Purple Purl.
This kerchief is a fairly simple constuction – just garter stitch with increases every other row. But I think the result is the perfect alternative to a scarf. It’s also reminiscent of our family dog Sweeney after a grooming. He always looked so proud with a kerchief knotted around his neck. There’s nothing wrong with some human-pet fashion overlap is there?
I picked up some beautiful 50/50 silk and merino wool from Romni Wools – Palace by Berroco in Shanghai Blue. It took two balls to make this neck warmer and it’s long enough to wear as a hood as well.
The pattern is from Knit 2 Together. Knit in a feather-and-fan lace stitch, it’s a really classic looking piece that comes together really quickly. I love the look of lace knit in a chunkier wool. Feminine and cozy!
My little sister came to visit for Thanksgiving. Yay! In honour of her visit I knit her up the La-La-Love-You Cowl by Sandra Park. We picked up a skein of Manos del Uruguay in Stellar (110) at The Knit Cafe. It took a little less than a skein to make the cowl. It’s hard to tell from this picture, but it’s a pretty heart lace pattern.
I bought the lion brooch awhile ago from HeliS’s Etsy shop. Very cute and even cuter with this cowl!