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A Snood for a Hound

 Dizzy Lily
A Snood for a Hound

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A snood for sight hounds, who suffer really badly from the cold due to thin skin and fur. Most kennel coats or outdoor coats can leave a gap around the neck so the snood is a perfect piece of knitwear to cover the gap. This knitting pattern is free to those who knit multiple items for rescue organisations.  All proceeds from this and other Erssie patterns goes to


S (M, L, XL)
Small- small female approx 24 inches (60cm) in height
Medium – approx 25-27 inches (63.5-68.5 cm) in height
Large – approx 28-30 inches (71 – 76cm) in height
Extra Large – large male approx over 30 inches (76 cm) in height

Finished Measurements
Snood circumference/base of neck 15 (17, 18 ¾, 20) inches,
38 (43, 48,50) cm
Narrowest section approx 10 (11 ½, 12 ½, 13 ¾) inches,
25cm (29, 32, 35) cm

16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch Fair Isle

Yarns: Rooster Almerino* 50% Baby Alpaca/50% Merino 94m (103yds) per 50g
1* (2, 2, 2) balls in shade 308 Spiced Plum
*We used exactly 1 ball/90m this size; you may need more if gauge differs
Substitute any Aran/Worsted yarn which knits to the same gauge
E.g. Jaeger Shetland Aran, Cygnet Wool Rich Aran, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran.
Needles: US8 (5mm) double pointed needles, 1 set of 5
1 cable needle
Notions: 1 wool/darning needle (to weave in ends)

Skills used
Knitting in the round, cables, simple increases and decreases in purl, rib