Today, a scarf-collar, or as it is also called, snood, is at the peak of fashion, just like in the late 80s. If you do not want to lag behind the world, it is time to learn how to knit a scarf-collar with knitting needles?
What is snood
The term snood, a scarf pipe or a scarf-collar means a scarf knitted or crocheted and closed in a ring, and it can be simple, or it can be in the form of a "Mobius strip", it is believed that this variety fits better to the neck. There is also an option in which the scarf is not sewn into a ring, but has a button closure, usually there are snoods designed for a snug fit to the neck and having a small diameter.
There are many different solutions to one simple idea, for the decor of snoods, fur and beads are used, with this stylish accessory you can create a bright unique image, and at the same time feel quite comfortable.
What are snuds
Despite the apparent simplicity that a scarf collar has, there are many varieties of it that differ from each other in different ways, of course, you can choose and wear a ready-made scarf collar, but in order to knit such an accessory, you first need to figure out what they are.
First of all, models differ from each other in size. One variety is designed to be worn in two turns, one of which can be thrown over the head, the others provide only one turn.
Models that are planned to be worn in one revolution also differ from each other: some can be thrown over the head in the form of a hood, others are a design designed purely to warm the neck.
There are differences in the technology of knitting snoods: you can knit it like a simple scarf and sew it into a ring, or you can use circular knitting to get a product without a seam. If the first option is selected, knitting can be done on the short or long side of the scarf.
Also, different yarn can be used for knitting snoods, today it is fashionable to use scarves made of thick soft yarn with embossed patterns and braids, as well as openwork ones made of mohair, reminiscent of cobwebs with their texture. There are models of knitted snoods made in the jacquard technique. It is especially convenient to knit in a circle, without the wrong rows.
How to knit snood with knitting needles
In order to tie a scarf pipe with your own hands, it is enough elementary skills of a knitter. To do this, you need to be able to dial loops and knit a pattern according to the pattern, and also then sew the finished scarf into a ring.
If you want to knit a beautiful and functional scarf-clamp, then before you start knitting, you need to think through and calculate everything. Many neglect these recommendations, which subsequently can result in multiple dressing of even such a simple product. Experienced knitters give advice to start knitting a pattern with the selected pattern, firstly, to see how this pattern will look in the product, and secondly, to determine the density of knitting in order to accurately calculate the number of loops to be dialed.
If you want to bind a snood on your own, then numerous video tutorials and master classes on this topic posted on the Internet can be of great help to you. There, all stages and options for knitting this product are simply and lucidly explained, which makes it possible to do everything at once and without errors.
Scarf Pipe Knitting Guide
For an example, here I will give a description of how to connect this simple but effective snood. It can be tied even by a novice knitter, and it does not take much time. In a couple of days, or even tomorrow, you will be able to flaunt a do-it-yourself new thing.
As you can see in the photo, the yarn here is taken thick. It seems that such a yarn would be quite suitable for this product:
We knit a sample, the manufacturer recommends knitting needles No. 4-7, which gives about 12 rows of 15 loops to get a 10x10cm fragment. The width can be selected experimentally by applying a scarf to the neck and measuring the results, but it seems to me that there are about 50 centimeters here. We say right away that all the numbers are approximate, and in order to know for sure, you need to connect the sample and know exactly the dimensions of the future product .
Looking at the photo, we can say that this snood is knitted with a garter stitch, which means that all the rows, both front and back, are knitted with purl loops, well, or front ones, which you like best. The garter stitch is quite plastic and will fit in the upper part to the neck, diverging a beautiful fan over the shoulders. We start with the set edge, you can do it in the most usual way, but if your skills are at a sufficient level, you can make the set a waste thread, then weave it and sew a stitch in the loop to open the edges, which will give an almost imperceptible joint that can be recognized only a very experienced knitter.
So, the loops are typed, we knit the first row, I would like to pay special attention to the edge loops, in this product they should be perfect, otherwise you will have to trim or tie the edge of the scarf. To do this, knitting the entire row with the selected pattern, in this case a garter stitch, leave the last loop on the left knitting needle, which we knit on the wrong. We turn the work over, remove the first loop on the right knitting needle without knitting and continue on, doing all of the above with the last loop of the row.
Having connected the necessary length, which, again, is individual, you can close the loops, for which, knitting them, we stretch the next loop through the one that is on the spoke.
This example demonstrates that knitting a snood is easy and simple, and the result can be more than impressive.
For those who love video instructions, here is an interesting workshop on the topic of how to tie a snood with a pattern that is the same on both sides:
Pearl knitting pattern for a snout