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Ladies snood

(c.1945, but commonly worn during Tudor and Victorian times)


st-stitch; k-knit; p-purl; dc-double crochet; p3tog-purl next 3 stitches together to make one stitch; ( )-repeat instructions between brackets as directed.

Materials required:

Size 16 (1.5 mm) knitting needles, ½ skein 1-ply wool (or small amount of DMC 80 crochet cotton which will make the work more open), Shirring elastic, 0.75 mm crochet hook (optional)
Cast on 30 sts. Knit 1 row.
1st row: k
2nd row: k1, ([k1, p1, k1] all in next stitch, p3tog) to last st, k1.
3rd row: k
4th row: k1, (p3tog, [k1, p1, k1] all in next st) to last st. k1.
5th row: k
Repeat rows 2 - 5 until work measures 1¼ inches (3 cm) or suitable length. Cast off, but do not break yarn.

To make up:

Holding the elastic against the knitting, work a row of dc (US single crochet) over the elastic into the edge of the knitting. Work round 3 sides of knitting, leaving cast off edge plain for front of head. If preferred the elastic can be oversewn onto the edge of the knitting. Draw up elastic to a suitable length and sew neatly to beginning and end of crochet or over sewing to fasten.

© Copyright F. H. Powell 2005
This pattern may not be reproduced for commercial gain in any form, including selling any item knitted up from these patterns



In addition to the pattern above, the following patterns can be downloaded in pdf format :

Curtain Tie Backs

Ladies Tweed Skirt and Belt

Highland Broad Bonnet

Monmouth Cap

Car or Picnic Rug

Baby Mittens

Pram Blanket

Simple Child's Jumper

Baby Bonnet

Pram Cover

Knitted Striped Slip Rug

Ladies Slippers 1920

Ladies Slippers

1:12th scale snood
1:12th scale Picnic rug
Baby's mittens and bonnet, child's jumper, striped slip rug

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