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Hope you can help me. I'm looking for a 40's snood. Recently managed to do victory rolls in my hair but I have a bobbed haircut which is layered at the back which means there's not much I can do with the back. So I'm looking for a pattern for making a snood. I can knit and sew but I can't* crochet.
Can you suggest to me a pattern? I've looked on ebay for ready made ones they either seem to be too big or in garish colours.
Reason for this question: I've recently started going to swing jive classes and need a way to keep hair out of the way...thought why not be stylishly vintage.


*not tried before


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I don't understand ow you actually get the pattern?
I've signed up for an account....clicked on one of the pictures. Now what do I do? there's now 'download' or 'pattern here' button.

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which one do you want, there is usually a link in each pattern overview to take you to wherever it lives, if its not a Ravelry download it should have a link to the page where it can be found, in these three cases, two have 'this pattern is available for free' links that take you to their web pages, one is in a book, so clicking the title of the publication will tell you more about it

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Ta! I found it. So its knitting a lace stitch really?

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There are lots on ebay, ready made-but they can look a bit farby.

I crocheted from this link (instant PDF download)

Or knit here:
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/pa ... /snood.htm

in pure wool and in muted tones only really. a Knitted turban is far more authentic and great for keeping your hair out of the way when you're dancing.
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ladydetemps wrote:Ta! I found it. So its knitting a lace stitch really?
yep they are usually a variation on the simplest form of faggotting, so you only really need to pattern to help you estimate size

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Miss Costello wrote:There are lots on ebay, ready made-but they can look a bit farby.

I crocheted from this link (instant PDF download)

Or knit here:
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/pa ... /snood.htm

in pure wool and in muted tones only really. a Knitted turban is far more authentic and great for keeping your hair out of the way when you're dancing.
K
Looks easy enough. Little confused by the 'putting together' instructions. But I suppose it will make more sense when I see finished product.

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sally wrote:
ladydetemps wrote:Ta! I found it. So its knitting a lace stitch really?
yep they are usually a variation on the simplest form of faggotting, so you only really need to pattern to help you estimate size
Found this on youtube. (Had to look up some of the terms...never heard of 'YO' yarn over before)
http://youtu.be/ycDgaAxmciw and http://youtu.be/y0wMH1P2V9I

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it comes together...made no sense to me initially! :lol:

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Made a start last night. As this is a practice one....I just used what wool I had in my stash.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydetemps/6880006073/
Will go buy right stuff next time.

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...or you could try this nice lady :)
http://www.thesnoodlady.com/

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Wasn't sure if Joyce was still making snoods..I still have a tiny shamrock she crocheted for me years ago!

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I finished it!
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... snood.html
The wool is temporary till I can get some matching ribbon to thread through.
I'm rather taken with the lacy patterned knitting...wonder if I could do a shawl? ;)

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nice work!

:D

You going to have a go at some of the really fancy pants ones on that link?

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Thanks. :)

Probably...need to finish some sewing projects first. Got too many UFO's as it is. lol!

I had a thought of doing fingerless gloves in lace stitch to go with regency outfit.

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Well done! Don't forget to block it to open up the stitch pattern (hand wash it, then pin it out firmly to dry- this settles the stitches and works wonders on lace stitches)

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sally wrote:Well done! Don't forget to block it to open up the stitch pattern (hand wash it, then pin it out firmly to dry- this settles the stitches and works wonders on lace stitches)
Thanks for the tip. I didn't know what blocking was...or that I needed to do it. :)

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UFO's :lol:

Love it. I think we're all guilty there!

I have to admit, being more of a stitcher than a wool worker, I didn't know about blocking either...

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Miss Costello wrote:UFO's :lol:

Love it. I think we're all guilty there!

I have to admit, being more of a stitcher than a wool worker, I didn't know about blocking either...

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I think knits are a little more forgiving when it comes to fitting (which is my weakness) but it just takes me so long to knit things. Sewing is so much faster. But then knitting I can pick up and put down, whereas sewing I like to have a 'block' of time to work things. (e.g. need a couple of hours to work on adjusting shirt sleeves...making muslins and trying the fit.)

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blocking is one of those very easy 'magic tricks' that turns a knitted or crochet project from finished into fabulous. Its quite amazing what a difference it makes :D

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Sally, you're a gem. I've given up on a few corchet projects that I think could be saved with blocking.

I can't knit, but I do love crochet and it's so portable!

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Got about 15 more rows to go on the shawl....just picking it up and putting it down a bit at a time...I've got till winter to finish it. lol!

I'm being a bit adventurous and decided to do a knit along
http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co ... -2012.html
as its going to be my first 'garment' I've knitted. I've done little practice squares using the 'pattern'..took me a while to figure out some of the instructions..had to unravel a few times. But now feeling a bit more confident with doing it properly.

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Wish I could knit....

:cry:

Good luck with it! Keep us posted?

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