My warmth depends solely on how warm my neck is, so when cool weather strikes the first thing I go for is a scarf, cowl, snood, or shawl. I've got tons of them and I'm always looking for more. My one requirement is the ability to actually keep your neck warm. So if I was going to rate this Entrelac Snood on a scale of 1-10, 1 being silly lace weight scarf, and 10 being huge blanket wrapped around your neck, it would be a 10. Entrelac Snood is as close to wrapping a huge blanket around your neck as you can get while still being able to walk.
A snood is an oversized cowl, so with that comes a TON if different ways to wear it: doubled as a cowl, looped as a scarf, as a hood, as a wrap. Three buttons added as a final touch make it even more versatile. Button it in the back and make it a vest or a jacket. Button one button to make it a cape.
A fat rib and chunky entrelac make this project deceivingly quick. Make it colorful by using up your scraps or pick a couple colors. This snood is sure to be your winter neck-warming staple.
I'm a knitwear and embroidery pattern designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who currently lives in Chicago. My patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear magazines, and by Lion Brand Yarns. I self publish patterns and blog at The Sweatshop of Love and run Holla Knits and Red Letter Day Stitches.