13 December 2011

Ceci N'est Pas Une Snood.

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OK, to be fair, it was never meant to be a snood. It's my DD's little scarfy thing, now complete with leather buttons. The original pattern looked like this:


--oh, my goodness, now that I look at the pattern again I didn't put the buttons where they were supposed to be! I forgot how the original looked and thought it should button as shown here (but without the buttons.) Anyway, I realized it could also be buttoned end to end to make what I would call a cowl, like this one, or this one, or this one, but which the entire sewing and knitting blogosphere, inspired by Karen of Did You Make That, calls a snood as it churns them out by the dozens.

I always thought a snood looked like this thing on the back of Honeysuckle Weeks's head as she plays Sam Stewart in Foyle's War:
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But what do I know? A thousand blogging knitters can't be wrong, can they?

Here, by the way, is my purple scarf, completed.

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I wore it today (maybe I'll block it later) with my latest Vogue 8575 as I cycled to work, stopping on the way to pick up more yarn to make this for a friend:


By the time I got to work I had cast on and knit the first two rows! (No, not while pedaling--I bike to the subway then me and my bicycle ride the rest of the way.)
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This stuff is addicting!


  1. More addictive than the law of remedies, anyway!

    Signed, Another knit-addicted sewing lawyer

  2. that thing on her head IS a snood. How that got turned into "neckwarmer" I don't understand. My guess is someone used the word incorrectly to describe their neckwarmer and it just went viral. Cest la vie.

    And HAHAH I was trying to picture you cycling and knitting at the same time. Yikes!

  3. You say snood, I say cowl, they say neckwarmer. We need some international standards here!

  4. That is the cutest thing! I feel suddenly snoody!

  5. well i am glad you stuck in that caveat clearing up your transport arrangements, i had visions of you knitting a quick stitch or two waiting for traffic lights to change :-)

  6. I'm with you (and Beangirl) on the snood/cowl confusion. However, I'm not a knitter so I should probably keep my mouth shut. ;)

    I like the buttons on both versions you show---looks warm and cozy! :)