This free knitting pattern for a cabled snood was originally designed for as a pattern for a girl who wanted something warm to wear around her neck for winter but without the risk of wearing a scarf which could get caught in things. The snood is light soft and comfortable against the skin while the giant cables give it an interesting texture and look.
Total preparation time is probably about 4 - 8 hours depending on experience.
To make snood (make 1):
Using 20mm needles, cast on 42 stitches.
Row 1: [P2, K6] repeat to last 2 sts, P2
Row 2: [K2, P6] repeat to last 2 sts, K2
Row 3: [P2, C3B] repeat to last 2 sts, P2
Row 4: [K2, P6] repeat to last 2 sts, K2
Repeat these 4 rows until the yarn is completed, allowing enough yarn to cast off.
To make up
Carefully sew down the side of the snood to complete, leaving the top and bottom open. Secure all loose ends.