I was looking around on Pinterest, as I often do, and I saw that Wool and the Gang has a free pattern out for its Snood Operator, a gigantic cowl worked in garter stitch with the company’s Crazy Sexy Wool and size 15 mm knitting needles (a 17 or 19 US would do). All you have to do to get your hands on the pattern is sign up for their email updates.
It uses just one skein of their yarn, which is great if you want to play with it, but if you’ve got some super bulky in your stash this would be a great use for it, too. I’m sort of thinking of a riff on this for some big yarn I have in my stash. Not only would it be really warm and dramatic, it would take almost no time to knit, which is a bonus. And it comes with a free earworm, too!
[Photo via Wool and the Gang.]