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I was taught the basics of knitting, crochet, embroidery, and sewing by my grandmother when I was young. I have found that I enjoy doing a variety of fiber related crafts, and have over the years ...

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The Scood

from Mountain Mist Fiberworks
(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Scood
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The Scood

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • slip a stitch
  • knit 2 together
  • purl 2 together
  • yarn over
  • chain
  • single crochet
  • double crochet

Pattern Description:

This versatile scarf can be worn around the neck, or pulled up over the head like a hood! I designed it because my dress coat didn't have a hood. The scood is basically a large rectangle, gathered into two fan-shaped ends, which are attached to the body of the scood by ribbed slots. To fasten the scood, you pull the fan on one side through the slot on the other end of the scood.

The body of the scood is knitted side-to-side in Garter Stitch, with a rolled edge at the front and back. The stitches are decreased, and then divided in half, and a ribbed rectangle is knitted on each half of the stitches to make the slot. Then the stitches are rejoined and the fan is knitted in a lacy stitch.

The fans are edged in a crocheted shell stitch.

The 6-page pattern includes a photo tutorial on the chain cast-on, along with some tips for using this cast-on.


8.5 sts and 11 rows = 2 inches in stockinette stitch on size 10 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's average:
  • 22 inches from base of head at chin, over head, to other side of chin


  • Patons Classic Wool, 2 balls
  • Size 10 needles
  • 3 size 5 double-point needles
  • Crochet hooks: Size I for cast-on and size H for edging

You Will Also Need:

  • A few yards of a smooth contrasting yarn for the provisional chain cast-on

Suggested yarn:

420 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Patons Classic Wool