50g/90m (98yds) Hand wash only £5.99 8 sts and 11 rows over pattern using 10mm needles to make a 10cm or 4in square
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To create the luscious mottled colour effect of this snood you work in a combination of two Rico yarns, one a chunky alpaca and the other a mohair so it’s immediately chunky, soft and fluffy. To create the hugely fun loops, as part of a longer stitch combination, the yarn is wrapped around the thumb to create a loose loop. Repeat this along the row for fabulous texture!
SNOOD The snood is worked with two strands of yarn A and one strand of yarn B held tog.
Using 10mm circular needle and thumb method, cast on 48 sts, join sts and knit in the round. Round 1: *K1, k1 placing this st back on the left needle, bring yarn to the front between needles, take it clockwise round left thumb, so that a loop of about 4cm (1½in), is formed, knit st again, slip st and loop onto right needle, yo, lift st and loop over yo and off right needle, rep from * to end. Before you cast on your snood, practice the loop stitch as seen in round 1 on a swatch
Round 2: Knit. Round 3: *K1, placing this st back on left needle, bring yarn to the front between needles, take it clockwise round left thumb, so that a loop of about 4cm (1½in), is formed, knit st again, slip st and loop onto right needle, yo, lift both sts over yo and off right needle, k1, rep from * to end. Round 4: Knit These 4 rnds form patt. Cont in patt until work measures 40cm (15¾in), ending with a WS row. Cast off knitwise.