It’s a pretty busy week around here, between all the pattern releases for the new “Book Of Haps” edited by Kate Davies and Jen Arnall-Culliford (which is available to preorder at www.shopkdd.com) and all the buzz surrounding the Shetland Wool Week ticket sales, I have also making final tweeks to my latest pattern, the Shallmillens Snood.
I knitted this snood last year: it started off as a way for me to experiment with repeating patterns in colours with a strong contrast. I have worn it a few times since and have been asked several times for the pattern and here it is!
“Shallmillens” is a Shetland dialect word meaning “smithereens” or many pieces, as the snood is made up of a series of geometric patterns in blocks.
A provisional cast on starts the project, it is knitted in the round and at the end, the provisional cast on stitches are unravelled and are grafted together with the stitches of the last round. Instructions are giving for doing provisional cast on and grafting (AKA Kitchener stitch).
It would make an ideal project if you are new to knitting with more than one colour, as the patterns are very repetitive, there is no shaping and not changing of colours. It is knitted in Jamieson and Smith Jumper Weight Yarn (four 25g balls of each colour), I chose highly contrasting black and off white but it would look good in many different colour combinations, or a multi-coloured version would be a good project for stash busting!
The Shallmillens Snood pattern is now available to purchase on Ravelry and watch out for my contribution to “The Book of Haps” which will be revealed later this week. I cant wait to show you!
Many thanks to Jen Arnall Culliford for tech editing.