"Could you knit me a new one of these?"
"Well, actually two."
"I used to knit but haven't knit for years."
"It won't take you long."
" I guess I will have to buy some yarn - or maybe you have some."
There was no pre-amble. No - "Are you busy?"
"Do you ever knit for others?"
"How much would you charge to..."
There is no hurry but ..."
Call me a sucker if you like but more aptly you could call me stunned into acquiescing silence. By
the time she suggested I might have some yarn, I was recovered enough to tell her I have lots of yarn but being a fibre snob, they are all natural fibres. Silks, Mohairs, Wools, Linens etc and I was sure she didn't want the laundry hassles dictated by those fibres.
No, she agreed she didn't. So I suggested she buy some acrylic yarn in a Knitting Worsted weight and that I would knit them on the machine.
At noon, at the close of the event, she returned to my chair to ask for my address. "I will head over to the yarn store right now." Sure enough, Fred and I were still at the table eating lunch when the door bell rang.
My initial reaction was to get them knit up and returned to her ASAP to get them out of my
Today, almost 2 weeks have passed and I am definitely ready to get them back to her. This one is knit with Life by Stylecraft in grey and Patons Decor in maroon.
The multi-coloured one,
Her old, ratty snood is 13 inches across (26" around) and 14 inches long. She asked to have these knit a bit longer so as to completely cover the back of her head when she pulls them up like a wimple.
The non-pattern pattern, if you are interested in knitting one of these by hand would read like this:
With a circular needle of the approriate size for your yarn, cast on enough stitches to equal 26 inches.
If your gauge is 5 sts per inch, like my multi coloured snood, you will cast on 26 x 5 =130 sts.
Work K2, P2 ribbing or a hem, whichever you prefer, for one inch.
Switch to Stockinet stitch and knit for 17 inches.
Finish off as you began - with one inch of K2, P2 ribbing or a hem.
Then - don't tell anyone that you knit.