Men’s Cowl Snood Knitting Pattern

So I took part in the #DebsKnittingChallenge, which is a campaign that showcases Debenham’s range of men’s gifts and knitwear.

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.

ribbed cowl knitted for mens gift

Man’s Cowl Snood Knitting Pattern

It’s simple.

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!

ribbed brown cowl snood for men knitted pattern

I’d love to see your finished knitting project so be sure to share it with me on twitter (alinaisaev) or instagram (fairytaleprettypicture)!

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.

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