Woodland Nightfall Knit Snood


Woodland Nightfall Knit Snood


Woodland Nightfall Knit Snood

For all the elegance and grace of a headscarf with the cozy warmth of a cowl, knit this Woodland Nightfall Knit Snood. The deep purple color is gorgeously regal, and the cabling gives this snood pattern a deceptively intricate appearance. Knit in super bulky yarn, you'll never have to worry about the winter cold chilling your neck with this knit snood. When paired with a cozy knit sweater, a winter jacket, and some knit boot cuffs, you'll be well equipped to take on the cold even as the warmth of the sun disappears in the evening.


Knitting Needle Size15 or 10 mm

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Rowan Big Wool or Big Wool Colour 8, 8, 9, 10 x 100gm
  • 1 pair 10mm (no 000) (US 15) needles



To fit bust

S-M: 81-97 cm, 32-38 in

M-L: 91-107 cm, 36-42 in

L-XL: 102-117 cm, 40-46 in

XL-XXL: 112-127 cm, 44-50 in



patt: pattern

folls: follows

st(s): stitch(es)

k: knit

p: purl

RS: right side

WS: wrong side

M1: make one by inserting left needle into the bar between left and right needle, inserting the right needle into the new stitch, and knitting this stitch

tbl: through the back loop

yfwd: yarn forward/yarn over

dec: decrease in preferred method

g: garter (knit every row)


Gauge: 11 1/2 sts and 13 rows to 10 cm measured over patt using 10mm (US 15) needles.


Note: The number of sts varies whilst working patt. Do NOT count sts after patt rows 2 or 3. The st counts given relate to the basic number of sts and do NOT include sts made on patt row 2.



BACK and FRONT (both alike)

Using 10mm (US 15) needles cast on 56 [64: 72: 80] sts.

Beg with a K row, work in st st for 8 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.

Row 9 (RS): K4, *rotate left needle through 360°, K8, rep from* to last 4 sts, rotate left needle through 360°, K4.

Row 10: Purl.

Row 11: K1 [0: 0: 0], (K1, M1, K5, M1, K2) 0 [0: 0: 1] times, (K2, M1, K5, M1, K2) 6 [7: 8: 8] times, K1 [1: 0: 0]. 68 [78: 88: 98] sts.

Now work in patt as folls:

Row 1 (WS): K1, P1 tbl, K1, *P2, K1, P1 tbl, K1, rep from * to end.

Row 2: P1, K1 tbl, P1, *K1, yfwd, K1, P1, K1 tbl, P1, rep from *to end.

Row 3: K1, P1 tbl, K1, *P3, K1, P1 tbl, K1, rep from * to end.

Row 4: P1, K1 tbl, P1, *K3, lift 3rd st on right needle over first and 2nd sts and off right needle, P1, K1 tbl, P1, rep from * to end.

These 4 rows form patt.

Cont in patt until work meas 25 [22: 24: 21] cm, ending with RS f acing for next row. Keeping patt correct, dec 1 st at each end of next and foll 5 [6: 6:7] alt rows, then on foll 9 [13: 13: 17] rows, ending with RS facing for next row. 38 [38: 48: 48] sts.

Place markers at both ends of last row.

Cont in patt until work meas 40 cm from markers, ending after patt row 1 and with RS facing for next row.

Work in g st for 3 rows, ending with WS facing for next row.

Cast off knitwise (on WS).



Press garment. Join both shoulder/side seams using back stitch, or mattress stitch if preferred.

Make a twisted cord approx 110 [120: 130: 130] cm long and 2 pom poms, each 5 cm diameter. Beg and ending at center front, thread cord through eyelet holes of patt row 2 just above marked row. Attach pompons to ends of cord.


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I saw several people mentioning rotate needle 360 degrees. The picture isnt clear enough for me to get a good look at the stitches. I did a bit of looking around and it looks as though what the designer here means is that you are creating a twist in your work by turning the one needle 360 degrees horizontally. I found a few videos on youtube that show how to do it. It is much easier to watch the video than to try to explain it. I cant post links here, but Google Latvian Twist and you should find it.

Love this cowl - as for snood or not a snood, let's face it a snood is a garment meant to be tied around the hair when it is tied back from the face, while these items we refer to as cowls are actually disconnected turtlenecks or neckwarmers a cowl is a garment, usually attached to a garment such as a shirt or robe, that falls around the shoulders covering the neck and in time of need, covers the head too, much as this garment could almost cover the head completely the nomenclature being used to identify these garments is hardly vital to the project -- whether this is a cowl or a snood does not detract from its beauty

Did anyone ever think to look up the definition of "snood"? This is NOT as snood! This is nothing more than a super sized cowl or very high necked caplet.

Twist Holding your right needle still, bring the left needle forward, under the edge of the fabric, back and up to meet the right needle. The CO edge and the row you have knit will twist up between the needles and curl down beneath your needle again, so you are ready to keep knitting. When subsequent rows have been knit, this twisted edge forms wavy scallops.

I have sent an email to Rowan Yarn as I have the same question. I will post the answer once I get a response. Have a good day.

I also would like to know the rotation answer if anyone knows - but I would also like to know when an actual "snood" stopped being a snood and all these other things became a snood? This most assuredly is not. Beautiful, tho. -)

Yikes! What the heck does "rotate left through 360 degrees" mean? It's a very cool pattern and I'd like to try it, but cannot quite crack the code of the 360 degree thing

I would like to find out too!!!

I'm thinking the same, has anyone gotten an answer to the mysterious 360 degree rotation?

Hi holl the doll, as we did not create the pattern, and simply host it, we cannot answer any specific questions about the pattern itself. We recommend directing your questions to the designer, Lisa Richardson for Rowan Yarns. Thanks for your understanding. Happy knitting! -The Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Thanks kkittelson. I know you only host the site, I was just throwing the question out there to the All Free Knitting universe as there are lots of experienced knitters there that may have made this pattern. Lots of times your readers have the solution.

Hi again, holl the doll. What a wonderful idea--I hope, if Rowan cannot be of any help to you, someone who has attempted this pattern, successfully or otherwise, can offer you the guidance you need! We're often astounded by the skill level of our readers, ourselves. -The Editors of AllFreeKnitting


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