Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Free Crochet Snood Patterns

When I tried my hand at snoods I used the 1942 'Perky Snood' instructions in conjunction with this video that uses the pattern in the below image from the chawed rosin.

 Perky Snood

I used a 2.35mm hook with pearl #5 yarn.

Here's a few other snood patterns I discovered in my snood adventures.
  • I came across this snood in a Ravelry discussion that links to the pattern on the Way Back Machine, I haven't tried this snood yet, it is worked in the round.
  • A half snood pattern I have yet to try, 1945 Loop-The-Loop Snood, another Way Back Machine find.
  • I tried this vintage snood pattern, it showed promise but didn't turn out right. Perhaps I read the pattern wrong.

I learnt a lot making snoods.

That different yarn gauges make a huge difference. On the left you can see the crochet perle which I also used in the bobbin lace caul v1.1 and on the right is a heavier bamboo yarn, giving a very different look to the finished snood.

Vintage snood drawstring ribbon elastic

I also learnt that adding a metallic thread changes the drape, adding beads takes a lot of time and there are several different ways to finish the snood for drawstring and elastic.

snood with  elastic and space for a ribbon

Although it takes longer to make and uses more yarn I prefer the method that accommodates both a ribbon drawstring and elastic.