Another strikingly different design by Svetlana Gordon, this Snood Smalt Mosaic can be knit as a cowl or as a scarf.
It is not knit as you might think from a first glance -- each square is a separate entity and the method of knitting this is quite unique indeed.
Get your pattern directly from the designer on her Ravelry page here. What we have put together is kits for this beautiful piece.
The Yarn and Colorways
We have brought in the exact yarn and colors that Svetlana used for her original snood as well as offering one other option.
The original piece was knit with these two yarns:
Svetlana used only about 20g of Malabrigo Sock in the colorway called Dewberry. This is a plied kettle-dyed pure superwash merino, with 440 yards/ 100g skein. The color is a tonal blend of royal purple and indigo, an almost-solid of stunning richness.
The second yarn is from Schoppel, their Zauberball Cotton, a 100% cotton with 459 yards(420 meters) per 100g ball. Each colorway has very long color runs. This one is number 2342, named Plan B, and includes pink, pale sage, light green, a few variations on blue, and purple to just name the main hues I see.
Svetlana writes, "Please note that each ball Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Cotton tangle has a unique color sequence. You can pick your favorite colors or leave it up to chance." Svetlana actually divided her ball into smaller balls by color and picked where she wanted what.
We originally planned to simply offer kits using these exact yarns and colorways. However, when they arrived, I noticed that the darker hues of the Zauberball almost matched the dark colors in Dewberry. You can see this well in the second and fourth photos on this page.
So I wanted to offer one other choice:
If you would like more of a demarkation between the lines and the square of this piece, we offer an option of getting a kit with the same Zauberball Cotton plus one ball of Gedifra's Cottolana 4 ply, a 50/50 wool/cotton blend with 186 yards(170 meters)/ 50g ball. The color I chose is called Grass and is a perfect true green. I like the contrast/ blend it does with the Zauberball colors, picking up the sage and pale green yet still being a definitely different hue.
Getting Grass is somewhat less in cost -- you will have less yardage as well but enough for this piece. You can see the deduction in price via the drop-down menu.
Each kit will include one skein of each of the two yarns, depending on the kit you choose.
And, to quote Svetlana: An accessory made of cotton is perfect for spring and autumn, but if you want to make it warmer, knit an additional inner snood from wool in any simple way.