水たまり (Mizutamari) Puddle /ˈpədl/ 1 : a small pool of liquid, especially of rainwater on the ground 2 : wet or cover (a surface) with water, especially rainwater
A snood is similar to a cowl, but with extra length. In extra cold weather, you can lift it over your head to form a hood.
Knitting has always been a calming activity for me. It keeps my hands busy and my thoughts from wandering. It seems many others also look to crafts like these to soothe the mind and ward away negative thoughts.
I started this project during a difficult time last year and whether you believe in self-therapy or not, I hope this project brings peace and calm to your life. Worked in a simple rib pattern with an elegant infinity edge, it’s an easy project to make while you let your mind wander.
Mizutamari Snood Pattern
2 skeins worsted weight yarn (approximately 510 g). Example used in image is Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Robins Egg Blue
Size 9 (5.5mm) circular needles, 24 inch recommended
Stitch markers (2)
Gauge: 28 stitches and 24 rows equal 4×4 inches (10 cm) when lying flat, un-stretched. Don’t worry if your gauge is off by a few stitches–this pattern is very forgiving.
Finished snood measures approximately 16 inches tall by 38 inches around, un-stretched. When worn, it can stretch to triple the circumference.
1×1 Ribbing: Alternate 1 knit and 1 purl to create a textured rib
This pattern uses the Tubular Cast On method for a neat, stretchy edge that holds its shape. If you do not feel confident working the Tubular Cast On, you can substitute a regular cast on (however, your edge will not appear as neat).
Cast on 266 stitches with tubular cast on. Join for knitting in the round, and place marker to designate beginning of row.
Row 1 (as part of cast on): Knit 1, slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front. Repeat to marker at end of round.
Row 2 (as part of cast on): Slip 1 knitwise with yarn behind, purl 1. Repeat to end of round.
The first two rows will replicate double knitting and create the infinity edge.
Row 3-90: Knit 1, purl 1 to end of round.
Row 91 (as part of cast off): Knit 1, slip 1 purlwise. Repeat to end of round.
Row 92 (as part of cast off): slip 1 purlwise, knit 1. Repeat to end of round.
With needle, cast off stitches with Tubular Bind Off. If you are not comfortable with a Tubular Bind Off, you can substitute a regular cast off.**
Weave in ends.
**If you are not comfortable with the Tubular Bind On/Off, do not mix cast on/off techniques. For example, do not start your project with a Tubular Bind On and finish with a regular cast off. You should instead use a regular cast on and regular bind off.
We’d love to see your work. Tag us on Instagram with #MizutamariSnood @rakugaki.knitwear.