Since I have been a bad poster lately, I am redeeming myself with this snood pattern! See, the husband and I are Renaissance Faire lovers (We dress up and everything) so this year I decided to knit a snood to go with my outfit. Since my hair is growing to an obscene length, I need it up and out of the way. That, combined with a need for an instant gratification project in between all the other designs resulted in the snood.
Yarn Requirements: Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb 1 skein in Gold Hill
Needles: Sz. US 6- 16" circular
Sz. US8- 16" circular
Gauge: 4 stitches to the inch in Stockinette St.
English Mesh Lace Pattern (From Barbara Walker's Treasury of Knitting Patterns):
Row 1,3,5,7: Knit
Row2:K1,(YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1) to end of round
Row4: K1, (YO, K1, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K1, YO, K1) to end of round
Row6: K1, (K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1) to end of round
Row8: K2tog, (K1, YO, K1, YO, K1, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO) to last 5 stitches, K1, YO, K1, YO, K1, SSK
Using smaller needles, CO 72 stitches, work in K1, P1 rib for 5 rounds
Work 1 knit round, increasing 7 stitches evenly (79 stitches)
Switch to larger needles and begin working in the English Mesh Lace Pattern until work measure about 10 inches, ending with row 8 of pattern
Next 2 rows: K2tog around (20 stitches remain)
Cut yarn and thread tail through remaining stitches
Weave in ends
Pretty simple and it would make a cute hat too, just shorten the length.
I am working this up in sock yarn now and going to try a different technique for closing it up and if it works, I'll post that one too! Eventually, I'll put this up on the sidebar, but I just wanted to get it posted.
Hope you enjoy it!