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Fireside Knit Maxi Snood

Updated January 16, 2023
Fireside Knit Maxi Snood

Cozy up by the fire with this lovely Fireside Knit Maxi Snood.  A fun and challenging project for beginners, this cozy knit pattern will make those blustery fall and winter days a little more bearable.  Use the yarn color provided or create your own snood in the color of your choice for a wardrobe stable you'll find yourself coming back to again and again.  Match this knit cowl with a thick cardigan or an oversized sweater for a comfy outfit that's perfect when matched with a great book and a cup of hot cocoa.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Gauge15.5 stitches, 28 rows, 4 inches. garter stitch

Materials List

  • 5 balls Pure Merinos Francais Yarn in Souris (A) (29134)
  • 5 balls Pure Douceur Yarn in Pigeon (B) (29481)
  • 5.0 mm straight knitting needles
  • 1 wool needle

The snood is made using a strand of color A and a strand of color B knitted together. Prepare the yarn before starting by winding the two balls together.


Using 5.0 mm needles and 2 strands of yarn together, cast on 126 sts. Continue in G-St until work measures 60 cm (23 in) [170 rows] total.

Cast off all the sts and cut the yarn 80 cm (31 in) from the work. This will be used to sew the seam.

Fold the snood in half and using the wool needle stitch the side seam.

Slip the remaining yarn through a few stitches and cut off.

Secure and weave in all ends in the same way.

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I thought it was a knitted sweatshirt with snood

A snood is a hair thing from the 1920's...should have picked a different name! And if you are by the fire, why would you need something to wear that will make you even hotter?????

I can't find the instructions anywhere. Is there someplace I could find them?

The instructions are right here on the page, the patterns is a single row with only 5 lines of instructions from start to finish.

am happy on getting information here. thanks so much.

This is a cowl! Not a snood a snood only contains hair and does not go around the neck!! Would love a real snood pattern.

OK I have got it. Thank you!

Where is the pattern. I saved it and have to see if it did save. It says easy so I should not have a problem. I always need patterns like for the winters here in NY.

Hi Tricia108, there was a temporary glitch in our system. The instructions for this pattern have been restored. Our apologies for the inconvenience! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

These are instructions for a cowl, at best. I want the instructions for the sweater with a big shawl collar that we see in the picture!

Exactly HOW is this a snood??? A snood is a specific type of hair covering. Then they describe it as a cowl. Not the same thing. If the rest of the pattern makes this much sense, then forget it.

what does semantics have to do with knitting? At a guess this is described as a snood because in time of need or cold, it can be pulled up to cover hair and head for warmth - my second question is why be rude? This project is attractive with a number of options as to how it can be worn - call it what you will. As for joining the yarn together before knitting - takes too much time for me --

I don't agree with the instructions to roll the two balls together before hand, I've been knitting for 50 years and was taught as a young child NOT to do this. The yarns never match up and you wind up with one really long end and uneven knit pattern, particularly so with these yarns one of the yarns is over 100 yards longer than the other, I will make this but I will pull from the two balls separately.

I agree with you... I usually pull yarns from each ball as I knit, but why only two stars? -)

I am considering making this but wondering why you gave it 2 stars? Do you like the end result?

I do like the end result, but the misnomer in the name and the instructions to wind the two balls before hand are errors in the pattern to me, so I rated it based on those two criteria.


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