Some extremely satisfying knitting that I strongly recommend as we slip into autumn! By happy serendipity, it was only after finishing these makes that I realised they brought out my green eyes.
The snood is made with Sirdar Big Softie – an extremely affordable chunky wool. The free chunky snood pattern is courtesy of The Guardian. You can knit this up in a couple of evenings – probably one evening if you went for it.
The beret – oh, the beret! It’s an absolute dream. The pattern is actually called Norfolk Hat and comes from Savory Knitting. It’s just gorgeous. I used one skein of Malabrigo shade 135. So satisfying to knit and such a pretty finish:
I have a big head (!) so I dampened and blocked this hat over a dinner plate. The designer tells me she didn’t need to block her hat, so I’d play it by ear. Or head.
Now if you don’t want to or can’t knit one of these chunky snoods yourself – guess what? I’m making a second one for a Sensational Snood Sweetener aka a Giveaway! If you want one of these snoods for yourself knit in the same shade of teal wool, all you have to do is put a comment below by Wednesday 19 October midnight GMT answering the following question:
What was your favourite item of knitwear as a child?
Good luck, readers of the world! I’m happy to send internationally.