To inspire you to get to know our new Bérénice yarn and discover the pleasure of knitting and wearing this airy, vaporous material, here’s a little project that can be knitted with a single ball and will arrive just in time to warm your neck with elegance when cool mornings return.
Like a riverbed where polished pebbles can be glimpsed between the sun’s shimmer, this pretty lace pattern alternates with double ribbing to create a delicate, wearable accessory.
You can find the PDF version of this pattern here :
This comfy and featherweight snood is simply knitted seamlessly in the round. The lace pattern is easy to memorize and the four-round repeats give a pleasant rhythm to the knitting. The stitch is reversible, so you can choose your favorite side or enjoy both by folding it over.
This pattern is of medium difficulty and will suit knitters who preferably already have experience of lace: the motif is not difficult, but the 3rd round of the pattern requires a little more attention to skpsso with a very fine yarn like Bérénice.
approx 30 cm / 11.8’’ wide (60 cm / 23.6’’ circumference) and approx 25 cm / 9.8’’ high
YARN & YARDAGE:
1 ball of De Rerum Natura Bérénice (55% super kid mohair / 25% silk / 20% organic Arles merino; 210 m / 25 g) or approximately 175 m / 191 yds of similar «lace» weight yarn.
The sample pictured is knitted in Bérénice in the “goéland” colour.
18 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm / 4’’ in lace pattern knitted with main needles and measured after blocking.
It‘s not crucial to get the exact gauge for this pattern, just make sure you like the fabric you get and adjust the needle size if necessary. Bear in mind that significant differences in tension and gauge can alter the final measurements and the amount of yarn required.
4.5 mm / US 7 circular needles with a cable length of 40 cm /16’’ for the main part
5 mm / US 8 circular needles (or a larger size than the main needles) with a cable length of 40 cm /16’’ for cast-on and bind-off.
Mohair tends to slip more on the needles than wool and it may be more comfortable to choose wooden needles.
1 stitch marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl
Rnd = Round
k2tog = knit 2 sts together (1 st decreased).
skpsso = slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit the next st, pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch (1 st decreased).
sk2togpsso = slip 1 st knitwise, knit 2 sts together, pass the slipped stitch over the k2tog (2 sts decreased).
yo = yarn over (1 st increased).
CO = cast-on
BO = bind-off
CO loosely 108 sts with the bigger needles and Long-Tail Cast-on Method.
Place a marker to indicate beginning of round and join in the round being careful not to twist.
With smaller needles, work as follow:
Rnd 1: *p2, skp, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. (12 repeats of the pattern in total)
Rnd 2: *p2, k7, repeat from * to end of round.
Rnd 3: *p2, k2, yo, sk2togp, yo, k2, repeat from * to end of round.
Rnd 4: *p2, k7, repeat from * to end of round.
Repeat these 4 rounds until your snood reaches approximately 25 cm / 9.8’’ high (17 repeats of the pattern) or the desired height.
BIND-OFF & FINISHING
With the biggest needles, BO loosely in pattern while regularly checking the tension so the border remains flexible.
Weave in all ends, place the snood in lukewarm water and let it soak for approx. 20 min, then gently squeeze out the excess water by rolling it in a towel. Lay it out flat according to the measurements and let it dry completely. Et voilà !
I hope you enjoy knitting and wearing this pattern!
Feel free to share your project with us on Instagram using the hashtag #tutoDRN and on Ravelry by creating a project on the pattern page. We can’t wait to see your versions!
Design, layout and photos: Solenn Couix-Loarer
Translation and proofreading: Céline Clément
“Rivière” snood knitted in Bérénice “Goéland” by Céline Clément
“Leizh” jumper (pattern to come), knitted in Cyrano “argile” by Solenn Couix-Loarer
Photo model : Céline Clément