Saturday, December 17, 2011

Vintage Snood Pattern

I havnt been a knitter for years and years but this pattern,
found at the op-shop followed me home.

The ladies in the Tv series The Borgias wore Snoods quite often.
How on earth did they get them to stay on before hairclips were invented?
I thought they looked lovely over beautiful long hair, and they also lend themselves to some beading embellishing.
Sooooooooooooo, for those knitters out there.
here is the pattern.

Crochet Version.
No 6 crochet Hook
1 yd of 1in wide ribbon.
half yard of narrow elastic.
The pattern calls for something called glove cord.
You experts out there will know a suitable substitute:)
Approx 10"wide x 12" deep

Ok..Using no6 hook, make 39 chain.
1st Row..
2 tr. into 5th chain from hook*1 ch., miss 2 ch of foundation,2 tr into next ch. Rep from * to end.12 groups. Turn with 4 chain.
2nd Row.
2 tr. 1 ch.into each space to end of the row.ending with 2tr.into space of 4ch. turn with 4 chain.

repeat 2nd row 16 times. 18 rows in all.
fasten off and darn in ends.

Thread elastic through back part of snood ie. along foundation chain edge and about 4" up each side.
cut ribbon in half and thrad round remaining edges, ending each piece in centre of last row.
Join ribbon and elastic firmly together and tie ribbon in a bow at centre front.

Knitted version.

No 6 Knitting needles
same elastic and ribbon as crochet version.
measures approx.
14" wide x 11" deep

Using #6 needles cast on 36sts very loosely.
K 1 row then continue in following drop-st pattern.

Row 1.
K 1. then winding wool twice instead of once round needle for each stitch. k to last st.k last stitch in usual way.

Row 2.
K.1, K next 34 sts, dropping extra loops to form long stitches.K 1

Rep last 2 rows 13 times.
cast off VERY loosely.
Finish is the same as for the crochet version.

Hope this is a fun project for anyone interested n the
40's to 50's style of dressing.And of course the 16th century Italian style.

Happy stitching


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