Wednesday, 11 February 2015

3 ways to wear your Snood

Snoods have been gracing the runway for quite some time, and are now starting to make their way to the general public. The relaxed, loose fit of snoods make them casual yet chic. 

The original definition of a snood, type of female  headgear designed to hold the hair in a cloth or yarn bag  has been replaced by the words "hair net" whilst nowadays this unique variation of a scarf is now classed as the "snood".

While a snood can certainly be used as a regular scarf, the hood portion makes it the ultimate cold weather accessory

Snoods provide warmth for the head, ears and neck, all at the same time. They are made to fit loosely and comfortably around the head, offering further protection from the wind and cold.

I was first asked to knit a snood for my step son Steve, he wanted one to keep out the cold when he drove his bike. I got the impression from him that he never ever took it off , it was so luscious and warm, but hey that's a different story. 

The snood can be worn draped like a scarf if you prefer , when the weather is a bit warmer or the wind is not blowing a gale. 

You could even wrap it twice round the neck to keep you snugly and warm.

And why not drop the snood over the shoulders for a casual new outerwear , the capelet. Great to wear over a jacket or sweater OR underneath a chunky jacket.

Total versatility with the snood. 3 different looks, 3 different uses. 

Today I sell a few variations of my 1st knitted snood in my shop as well as 2 different knitting patterns so you can knit your own. 

The snood shown in the photographs above is a wonderful chunky knit snood, hand knit in 100% wool yarn in a cream (with darker tints). Its a reversible scarf that can be worn in numerous ways , off the shoulder , wrapped round the neck and as a hoodie over the head. 

It's 11 inches /21 cm wide with a circumference of 3’2 inches / 82cm 

The snood itself is available to buy here  and the pattern here.

Other Snoods are available to buy too , some in a traditional moss stitch pattern, others in my unique chevron pattern. You can view them all here.

Big thanks go to the  photographer Marieanne Cavaciuti and her models Hannah and Poppy x 


  1. I have a moss stitch snood and it keeps me so cosy on the golf course.

  2. Sally , it was your brill photo showing you all wrapped up in one of my snoods / infinity scarves that inspired me to write this post. Have fun on the gold course x

  3. This is a great post, showing the versatility of the garment. It looks so warm and comfy. :)


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