If you’ve seen my last post, or noticed my absence over the recent weeks, you might know that it’s because I have been working hard and doing what I can to raise awareness about the refugee crisis. As part of The Worldwide Tribe I have had so many amazing opportunities and have been able to see first-hand how opinion has changed and how grassroots movements can make a massive difference! One of these such movements is Knit Aid, which has given an outlet for those of us who want to help by channeling our creative passions into something good!
With simple online patterns to follow, as well as workshops in the London area, Knit Aid is the perfect way for people all over the country, and even the world, to know that they are doing something to support those in need. There’s nothing better than knowing that something that you put time, effort and love into can make someone’s life a little better, and help them to survive the winter.
I’ve rustled up a few simple snoods and wanted to share the pattern with you. They only take a couple of hours to make, and are simple enough for beginners, too, so why not get stuck in!
You will need:
- 1 ball of seriously chunky wool (I use Seriously Chunky from Sue Ryder – the money goes to charity so it’s a win-win!)
- A pair 10mm knitting needles
- A wool sewing needle
- Cast on 13 stitches.
- Knit one, purl one until the end of the row. You’ll start and finish on a knit stitch.
- Continue with this pattern, always starting and ending the row with a knit stitch, until a couple of feet of yarn remain.
- Cast off.
- Use the loose end of yarn to sew the two ends of your knitting together.
- Weave in any loose threads and trim any excess.
Voila! A simple cowl / snood that will keep someone a little warmer throughout this winter!
You can send your finished snoods (or scarves or hats!) to:
37 Pembury Avenue
Thanks for reading, until next time!