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Sunday, 9 September 2012


So tomorrow is my sister in laws birthday and I wanted to make her something special.

She has just started a new job in a new school as a primary teacher and I wanted to make her something to keep her warm while she is on play ground duties.

A scarf was too obvious. So a snood it was!

First things first though .... a trip to a yarn shop to choose a warm but funky kind of wool.

Aero .... has anyone seen it before. It is delightful. Uber Funky. It reminds me of a surf shop kind of yarn. Chunky, practical, vibrant and cool. 20% wool to 80% acrylic.

As for the snood here's how you do it .....

Get chunky wool and a 9mm hook.

In UK terms ; ch 10 and then do as many rows as you need in trebles. I chose trebles so there was a bit of give in the snood. Then join with a row of double stitches.

Here is the finished product ......

Practical beyond belief. You can have it pulled up right to you nose and ears with it still tucked in your coat.

It is so easy!!! Defiantly something to do for an outdoors person. Perfect for a man as well ( we all know they are hard to make for).

I'll let you know if she likes it!


  1. Love it - the colour yarn you have chosen is lush

  2. Wow, I love it. That just looks like the coolest thing. (I mean the warmest thing, you know what I mean!)

  3. The yarn is a new brand to me, but it looks lovely and warm and beautiful colors! I remember playground duty could be mighty cold in NY, so I can imaging your snood will be appreciated! xx from Gracie

  4. Looks very cosy, she will need it I've done my fair share of outside duties! Happy birthday by the way, glad you had a good day! Ada :)

  5. Lovely gift, very thoughtful and I bet she'll enjoy showing it off in cold winter playgrounds. Any news about your hen yet? xx

  6. What a gorgeous gift, the wool looks looks fab such a lovely colour. Deb x

  7. Looks so warm and cosy,I would love to have a go at making one,Xxx


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