OPHELIA SNOOD PATTERN
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A PROJECT WEEKEND BEGINNER PATTERN
Round out your layered look this winter in this knitted snood, knit in an ultra soft chunky knit texture that will keep you extra cozy, protecting exposed skin with just enough warmth.
NATURALLY SOFT, NOT CHEMICALLY SOFTENED
We created our LOLL yarn with a special blend of premium Merino and Baby Alpaca fibers to create soft-as-a-kitten warmth and squishiness. Sustainably grown and 100% naturally soft, (not chemically softened), LOLL is grown in the beautiful highlands of Argentina and Peru and spun in a Fair Trade Certified facility.
SKILL LEVEL : BEGINNER
Beginner level projects are perfect for any knitter who has completed a Learn-To-Knit project and is comfortable making simple KNIT and/or PURL stitches. These projects might have simple increases and decreases for shaping and may introduce you to knitting in the round techniques.
TIME TO MAKE
2 SIZES: S/M, (L/XL)
S/M: a smaller circle, fits closer to neck
(L/XL): a larger circle, fits a couple inches longer on body. (shown on model)
Finished Height: 6.5"
Finished Circumference: 21.75"
Finished Height: 7"
Finished Circumference: 24"
Garter Stitch, 7mm Needles
14 stitches x 26 rows = 4" x 4" square
OPHELIA SNOOD KNITTING KIT CONTENTS
- 1 Ball of Project Weekend's LOLL. Each ball weighs 125 GR. (4.4oz) and 125m (137y).
- 1 Pair of 7mm Circular Knitting Needles
- 1 Card With Links To The Online Pattern & our Knitting Video Tutorials Library
- 1 Stitch Marker
- 1 Knitters' Sewing Needle
- 1 "PROJECT WEEKEND x ME." Woven Label
TECHNIQUE TUTORIAL VIDEOS & ILLUSTRATIONS
We've made learning easy! Easily reference our library of tutorial videos and step-by-step illustrations with just a click of your mouse. Look for tutorial links embedded throughout the pattern, and when in doubt, just click and learn!
A QUICK NOTE ABOUT GAUGE
Taking some time before starting a knit project to make a gauge swatch can make all the difference between project success and total complete frustration.
A gauge swatch will tell you if you are knitting too tight or too loose for the pattern you are creating. It helps make sure that what you are knitting will measure out and fit just right. If you are new to knitting, you can also think of the gauge swatch as a test run for learning your stitches before you start your main project.
Cast-on with the recommended gauge swatch stitch count and knit the number of rows indicated in the Gauge sections of the Product Details Notes listed above. Once finished, your swatch should measure out to 4” x 4”. If your swatch comes out too small, it means you are knitting too tightly, so loosen up your stitch tension a bit. If your swatch comes out larger than 4”x 4”, you are knitting too loosely, so tighten up your stitch.
Once you have found your gauge, unravel your gauge swatch, you will need all of the yarn to knit your snood!
Need more info on how to make a gauge swatch? Click here: How to Create a Gauge Swatch
PROJECT NOTES & TUTORIALS
We're boldly breaking knitting conventions (yes, by twisting some stitches!), but in the quirkiest and most fabulous manner! By intentionally twisting the initial stitch before we join our work in-the-round, we craft up this stunning neck-warming piece with an effortlessly elegant twist, all without the need for any post-project sewing.
DISCOVER THE TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS PATTERN.
OPHELIA SNOOD PATTERN
1. CASTING ON STITCHES AND SETTING UP THE ROUND.
With a yarn tail approximately (S/M: 78", (L/XL: 85") in length, make a SLIP KNOT. This slip knot is considered your first stitch.
Using the LONG-TAIL CAST-ON METHOD, cast on S/M: 75, (L/XL: 83) stitches. You will now have a total of S/M: 76, (L/XL: 84) stitches on your needle.
CREATING THE TWIST.
Typically, before we join our work in-the-round we would make sure there is no twist in the cast-on stitches and that all of the bottoms of the stitches are faced to the inside of the needles.
To create the twist in the Ophelia Snood, we will break this "no-twist" rule, and purposely wind the stitches around the needle one time before we join our work in the round.
2. KNITTING THE SNOOD MAIN SECTIONOnce you have twisted the stitches , PLACE A STITCH MARKER on your right needle, and JOIN THE WORK IN-THE-ROUND.
Knit all stitches. At the end of the round, transfer stitch marker from left to right needle.
Purl all stitches. At the end of the round, transfer stitch marker from left to right needle.
Rounds 3 to S/M: 42, (L/XL: 46):
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 another S/M: 20, (L/XL: 22) more times for a total of S/M: 42, (L/XL: 46) rows of knitting and your work measures S/M: 6.5", (L/XL: 7") from the cast-on edge.
TIP 1: Don't get discouraged if you lose your place in your work and can't remember if you need to purl or knit. Use this simple trick to identify the right stitch to make.
If you see PURL stitches on your left needle, then you need to continue with KNIT stitches.
If you see KNIT stitches are on your left needle, then you need to continue with PURL stitches.
TIP 2: To keep track of the number of rows, count the 'mountains' in your work. Each 'mountain' represents two knitting rows, one Knit and one Purl. When you have S/M: 21, (L/XL: 23) mountains, you can stop knitting.
Image shows the completed knitted work before binding off the stitches.
Remove the stitch marker and BIND-OFF all stitches. Once complete, cut a yarn tail approximately 10" in length, and thread the yarn through the knitters sewing needle.
You will notice a step between the last bound off stitch, and the beginning of the round. Follow the weaving instructions to pull that step down to meet the stitch below it.
Once you have eliminated the step, weave in all yarn tail ends. To learn how to weave in yarn tail ends in garter stitch, click here: HOW TO WEAVE IN YARN TAIL ENDS FOR GARTER STITCH.