A Snood wearing dude

Today I pose a question...should dudes wear snoods?

On observing my knitting a discussion with my friend Tom about the benefits of snood wearing ensued.  In the play The Bacchae, the character Penthius unsuccessfully disguises himself as woman by putting on a snood and pulling it up over his head.  

  Driven by his desire to witness the Bacchic rites, orgies of sex and violence that only women were allowed to attend, he is duped by their cheeky God Bacchus into thinking that dressed in woman's clothes he could slip in unnoticed.  Of course Bacchus knows the outcome of this useless charade, the women in their Bacchic frenzy tore him apart limb from limb.  Perhaps the moral of this story suggests the answer is a firm no however I'm not so sure. 

My version of a snood, equally good on girls and guys, is actually a snood scarf combo and the instructions are given below... 

The Snarf

You will need... 
40 grams Kidsilk Haze (Rowan) approx. 1 1/2 balls
I set 3 3/4mm (60cm length) circular needles

Cast on 154 stitches
Row 1: (RS) K2,*P3,K4* rep from *to* to last 2 sts K2
This row forms rib, continue knitting in the round until work measures 22.5cm ending the last round with K2

Form Split as follows...
Turn and work in the opposite direction
Row 1: (WS) P2,*K3,P4* rep from *to* to last 2 sts P2, turn
Row 2: (RS) K2,*P3,K4* rep from *to* to last 2 sts K2
Continue as set above until split measures 8.5cm ending with a WS row.

With right side facing and keeping rib pattern correct con't as follows
Row 1: rib 30, K94, rib to end.
Repeat the above row once more.
Row 3: With RS facing rib 30, P94, rib to end (30sts).
Row 4: Rib 30, K94, rib to end.
Rib 30, cast off 94 sts purlwise, rib to end.
This forms the top edge and establishes the start and position of the two scarf sections.

Turn and keeping rib correct work until the first scarf measures 51cm ending with a wrong side row.
Knit 2 rows.
Next row purl to end
Next row knit to end
Cast off 30sts purlwise.

Rejoin yarn to the other side and work to match so you have two identical scarf sections as shown above right

A special thank you to Tom who bravely agreed to demonstrate three ways with Snarf.  This is my first attempt at writing down one of my knitting patterns for others to use.  Any questions or feedback please feel free to email me.

sts - stitches
K - knit
P - purl
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
rep - repeat

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure about knitting yet but enjoyed the poetic prose and the tearing limb from limb, being in that kind of jolly mood...but I'm not so sure either...many thanks for the smiles and I may also attempt the snarf.