As you might remember snoods are an essential part of a Parisian pre-school child’s wardrobe. As four-year-olds have quite a talent for losing any accessorize at any given moment, we have already misplaced one or two snoods this winter. No doubt they will turn up again, but in the meantime I actually have started knitting my own! (BTW Violette only wore her snood under duress, until the day the principle showed Violette’s class her snood as an example of what they should all wear. Now she wears it like a badge of honour…)
I use soft, thick wool – simply because it goes faster. In the case of the snood on the photo above I used European needles size 8, which I believe is a US 11.
The instructions are actually very, very simple: To knit the snood, I casted on 60 stitches and knitted a band that was 17 cm high. I then stitched together the sides to make a snood.
For my most successful model up to date, I alternated between 2 rows of purl stitches and 2 rows of knit stitches. (I hope this makes sense- this is the first time I have ever noted down knitting instructions and it not as simple as it seems!)