Saturday, 14 May 2011

Infinity Snood - knitting pattern

First post... and to tell the truth I'm feeling a little frazzled from all the font and layout configuration stuff so we begin with a little something I prepared earlier...

  • I used some chunky wool yarn I’d been given from Nepal, so I can’t specify a brand… but any chunky-superchunky weight yarn is ideal.  2 x 100g skein.
  • Size 8mm needles
  • A cable needle
  • Yarn needle for sewing in tails
  • Scissors

Cr4L: sl 3 sts onto cable needle at front, p1, k3 from cable needle.
Cr4R: sl 1 st onto cable needle at back, k3, p1 from cable needle.
Cr5L: sl 3 sts onto cable needle at front, p2, k3 from cable needle.
Cr5R: sl 2 sts onto cable needle at back, k3, p2 from cable needle.
C6F: sl 3 sts onto cable needle at front, k3, k3 from cable needle.

Cast on 34 stitches.
Row 1: p1, *k1 p1* 5 times, p1, Cr5R, Cr5L, p2, *k1 p1* 5 times.
Row 2: *p1 k1* 6 times, p3, k4, p3, *k1 p1* 6 times.
Row 3: p1, *k1 p1* 5 times, Cr4R, p4, Cr4L, p1, *k1 p1* 5 times.
Row 4: *p1 k1* 5 times, k1, p3, k6, p3, k1, *k1 p1* 5 times.
Row 5: p1, *k1 p1* 5 times, k3, p6, k3, p1, *k1 p1* 5 times.
Row 6: as Row 4.
Row 7: p1, *k1 p1* 5 times, Cr4L, p4, Cr4R, p1, *k1 p1* 5 times.
Row 8: as Row 2.
Row 9: *p1 k1* 6 times, Cr5L, Cr5R, *k1 p1* 6 times.
Row 10: *p1 k1* 7 times, p6, *k1 p1* 7 times.
Row 11: p1, *k1 p1* 6 times, p1, C6F, p2, *k1 p1* 6 times.
Row 12: as Row 10.
Repeat these 12 rows until the snood can fit loosely around your neck.  I did 9 repeats for this one, I would recommend no less, but a couple more would have made for a nice and slouchy version.  You could also make it long enough to fit doubled around your neck, for that I’d say at least 20 repeats.  It is very important that you finish at the end of a 12-row repeat and not in the middle of a cable so as to achieve a cable that appears infinite.
Cast off with a 3 needle bind-off.  Sew in tails and trim excess.


  1. ooohlala what a lovely snood. I've got to gets me one of those.

  2. WOW!
    I love your blog!! ver can I get zee cotton from? do you sheer your own sheep?

  3. Anonymous: Firstly, thank you! Secondly, that snood can be made using any chunky-superchunky yarn - anything requiring size 7-9mm needles. Thirdly, I don't shear my own sheep but would love to one day have a little flock of alpaca's... And lastly, I LOVE your accent!

  4. Hi. I love the pattern, but I have a question. How did you end with the 3 needle bind off when you have only 1 set of live stitches? Did you pick up stitches to do the bind off? For the 3 needle bind off you need 2 sets of live stitches.

  5. Carol: yes I did pick up the stitches at the other end in order to have 2 sets of live stitches to do the 3 needle bind off. Thank you for clarifying! xxx

  6. Hi, I found your blog last night and this scarf and I love them both. I'd like to knit a few of these for a charity auction. Would it be alright for me to use your pictures and link to your blog? And I have to say that you have my dream job. You really do. :D


  7. Misha: Yes I'd be thrilled if you used my pattern for a charity auction! Please do link to me and let me know where I can see your result. Thanks, and enjoy! xxx

  8. I love, love, love this snood! Just finished making one for myself and each of my girlfriends will be receiving one for Christmas this year. Thanks for the pattern!

  9. This pattern is great! Thank you!

  10. Just finishing another of these for a Christmas present this year... I made myself one a few years back and it is constantly admired. And SO cosy warm! Thanks for the pattern.


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