Friday, September 26, 2008

Draped Scarf/Hood


I am not sure why this style is called “snood,” but it is…
My version is derived from a Michael Kors style that was made from ribbed sweater knit.
The purpose of a snood, in my understanding, is to be used both as a collar/scarf and as a hood/hat. I have a HUGE head (although you may notice it by just looking at me) and hats VERY rarely fit me, therefore, the idea of alternative head-covering methods appeals to me. I remember my grandmother knitted a snood for me in the mid-80s but then back where I grew up it was referred to with the less sophisticated “sock-hat!”


Initially, I thought of knitting the snood, but then I fond these cool and soft knits at Textile-o-philes (a local independent fabric store with delicious variety of fabrics) and decided to use them instead, for now at least.
The pattern is a basic rectangle that is sewn into a tube and then folded in half, the same way you would construct a turtleneck. My version is less structured than the original M. Kors snood, however, it drapes beautifully. I may attempt knitting an exact version of the original, or better yet, bribe my MIL to knit one for me!

7 comments:

peacockchic said...

How creative! Who would have thought to SEW a snood?! Lovely!

Dana said...

I visited T-O-P while in the Springs for vacation. Wonderful store, isn't it?

Lisa Laree said...

I'm glad to have found your blog! Thought I'd let you know I've nominated you for the 'Brilliant Weblog Award!'

Stop by Sew Random for details ;)

Christina said...

That is an awesome idea. This would retail for $100 or more! And I'm glad you are keeping Textile-o-phile in business until I visit again :)

Maja said...

Great idea! I love it!

Tany said...

That's a fantastic idea! And it turned out so stylish! Well done!

Nina said...

Your scarf is great! I need to try this too.

Best wishes,
Nina