How to Knit a Snood

How to Knit a Snood // Amy Elizabeth How to Knit a Snood // Amy Elizabeth

If you’ve been hanging around these parts for any length of time, you’ll know that I’ve made it my mission to knit a plethora of snoods this year. My knitting skills are very basic, and as such I am currently limited to scarves and blankets, or anything else that is straight and simple. Snoods, are therefore a perfect beginner’s project for me – they only take a couple of hours to knock up and look far more impressive than they are. The pattern is super simple to follow and the resulting snood makes a wonderful wooly addition to your wardrobe, or an excellent Christmas gift for the knitwear aficionado in your life.

If you’re looking to take up a craft, then this could be the perfect opportunity – the larger needles and thick wool simplify the process, and once you’ve got the hang of a few stitches then there’s very little way to go wrong. I learnt everything I know from my grandma, but YouTube is a good substitute if your grandparents are unavailable for knitting lessons. I’ve linked to some good tutorials below, if you’re interested.  

knit 3 How to Knit a Snood // Amy Elizabeth

You’ll need: 

1. Cast on 19 stitches 

2. Knit one, purl one along the whole row; as there are an uneven number of stitches you should finish on a knit stitch. 

3. Continue with this pattern, always starting and finishing the row with a knit stitch until you’ve finished the ball of wool. 

4. Add the second ball of wool and continue as before. Stop when you have a metre or so left of yarn. 

5. Cast off

6. Fold the scarf in half so the two ends are lined up. Using the excess wool, sew together the two ends. 

7. Weave in the ends of your yarn and trim any excess wool. 

8. Wear your snood with pride! 

How to Knit a Snood // Amy Elizabeth

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  • I’ve been wanting to learn to knit for the longest time, and being able to knit my own snoods would seriously help my bank balance as I have a huge addiction to buying them. They’re just so cosy!

    Rachel x

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    PS- you look really pretty in the last picture BTW x

    • Thank you 🙂

      I’ve been wearing this one non-stop – definitely very cosy!

      I’d definitely recommend learning to knit; I find it so relaxing but it’s also really productive. I want to branch out and knit some different things, but simple scarves and blankets have served me well so far!

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  • Laura

    I have started knitting a chunky scarf, realised I don’t have enough wool even with my three balls, so am thinking of turning it into a snood, is this possible without starting again using purl stitch xxx

    • Hi Laura, I’m definitely not a knitting expert but I don’t see why not! Once it’s the right length, you can just cast off and stitch the two ends together and you’ve got a snood 🙂 I usually measure it against my neck as I knit so I can gauge when I’ve got it long enough. Good luck! x

  • Mary Isaac

    Hello 🙂 I am a beginner knitter and I am fascinated by snoods. I have a question about the yarn though, how much does one ball of Rico Creative twist weigh? Do u have any recommendations to replace it? I cant seem to find it anywhere.

    • Hi Mary 🙂 Where are you based? I buy most of my wool from Wool Warehouse which is a UK-based site and they definitely have some in stock at the moment! A ball is 100g and is 80% acrylic, 20% alpaca (which makes it beautifully soft!) but I think this would work with any Super Chunky wool. I’ve also used Rowan Big Wool which is 100% wool for this pattern and although it’s not quite so soft it still works fine! Hope that helps 🙂 x

      • Mary Isaac

        I am based in Egypt. 😀 I started a snood yesterday and the woman at the local wool and yarns store told me one ball of yarn would be enough so I was a bit confused when it didn’t reach the required length. And it’s no wonder! Mine is a 100 gms of , 75% acrylic, 25% wool. Looks like I have to make a run for a second ball 😀 Thanks for the info 🙂 xo