The challenge meant that not only do I get an excuse to knit something nice and be creative but that I can also gift the guys in my team at work something handmade and warm too! I chose to make them a manly cowl / snood in a ribbed pattern and below I show you how you can make your own.
Where to Buy Wool
My three top favourite places to buy wool and knitting accessories (so far) are…
Love Knitting – Great for knitting needles and loads of wool choices
Wool & The Gang – Full of modern ideas and perfect for chunky knits
Wool Warehouse – An abundance of knitting items and wool
What You’ll Need to Knit
7mm Knitting Needles
Chunky wool of your choice – the chunkier, the cosy-er the look (in my opinion). I chose a Rico Chunky wool from Wool Warehouse.
The length of mine needed two 50g of wool but the longer the snood, the more wool you’ll need. Also take into consideration the thickness of your wool to determine how much you’ll need.
Man’s Cowl Snood Knitting Pattern
Cast on: 40 stitches.
Row 1: [Knit 2 Purl 2] Repeat this until the end of the row.
To make a thinner or thicker snood then add or minus the amount of stitches by multiples of 2, but always make sure that your rows end with [Purl 2] to maintain the ribbed pattern.
All other rows: Repeat Row 1 until you have the desired length. Mine is around 70 rows.
Finishing up: Cast off and then, using a tapestry needle, sew the ends together to complete your snood!
I’d love to see your finished knitting project so be sure to share it with me on twitter (alinaisaev) or instagram (fairytaleprettypicture)!