Don’t leave that spare ball of yarn lying unloved in your stash when you can turn it into the favourite item of your winter wardrobe. Kirstie McLeod has turned a single ball of inexpensive 4ply into this stunning lace snood, designed for Simply Knitting issue 87.


“It’s easy to wear and very practical for all ages,” says Kirstie. “Whip up one of these, and then if you need a gift in a hurry for a girl or woman it’ll be ready to wrap up.”

The lace pattern looks intricate, but it’s quite easy. Even if you're new to lace don't be afraid to give it a go! Thread a piece of spare yarn through your work after you complete a pattern repeat to create a 'lifeline'. That way if you do make a mistake you can easily rip back to this point without dropping any stitches.

You will need:

Stylecraft, Life 4ply (75% acrylic, 25% wool, 450m/100g), 1 ball of Mint (2342)

A pair of 4½mm knitting needles

Download your free pattern:

To download your free knitting pattern, click on the link below and it will open in a new window. You can then save the pattern.


Lace snood knitting pattern PDF

Lace snood knitting pattern


Kirstie McLeodEditor, Simply Knitting

Kirstie is the Editor of Simply Knitting and Commissioning Editor of The Knitter, and what she doesn’t know about knitting isn’t worth knowing! She’s responsible for packing both magazines with gorgeous, fresh patterns by designers from all over the globe and bringing the biggest trends from the fashion world straight to your needles. When she’s not squishing new yarns, browsing the latest pattern collections, and travelling to knitting shows across the UK and beyond, Kirstie can be found working on her own knitwear designs – and she even finds time to crochet too! Look her up on Ravelry to see her latest creations, and follow her on Instagram at @kirstie.mcleod.

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