Snood Dogg

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Snood Dogg

Several months ago, I was invited by Nora Abousteit, BurdaStyle co-founder, to have a first look at her new creative community, Kollabora.

It is a social platform for people who loves DIY and crafting, where they can share projects and connect with each other. Kollabora has sewing, knitting, and jewelry making communities and is planning to expand into many more DIY communities. It also has a market place where people can buy DIY supplies and kits for their project.

I love that they have DIY kits! They are wonderful for people who has just started crafting or just want to start a project without all the trouble finding the supplies.

I was offered to try one of the kits and I chose the Snood Dogg by Wool and The Gang. It is a giant cowl, knitted with extra thick wool and 15 mm needles. I haven’t been knitting for sometime so it is perfect for me as a starter project.

The kit arrived with this content:

  • 2 balls of WATG’s 100% Peruvian Wool in Sandy Beige
  • 1 pair of 15mm (US:19) wooden needles
  • 1 Snood Dogg pattern
  • 1 knitter’s sewing needle.
  • 1 WATG goody
Snood Dogg Kit
Snood Dogg Kit

However, it was summer when the kit arrived so I didn’t start the project until a few days ago. It was my first time knitting with such huge needles, the wooden needles were as big as drum sticks! They were also the most beautiful needles I’ve ever seen. I love how the thick yarn creates a wonderful texture. The knitting itself was pretty easy, it was just knit and purl all around and all the two balls were consumed after several nights of knitting.

I really love the result! The yarn is so warm and soft. It will certainly be a part of my everyday outfit this winter!


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Pattern and supplies are the Snood Dogg by Wool and The Gang.

My Kollabora project page.

  • http://gingermakes.wordpress.com Ginger

    Love this! It’s so hip and cozy-looking!

  • http://www.lesliewind.com Leslie Wind

    I love your Snood Dogg and tried to add to my pinterest board. For some reason I could not get the image to work.
    Good idea, good name and good photo.
    Leslie

    • http://verypurpleperson.com Novita

      That is so strange! There were no problem before >_< Thank you for informing me! I’ve contacted Flickr about it and hopefully it will be resolved soon :)

  • http://poppykettle.blogspot.com poppykettle

    I’m drawn to textural beauties such as this like a moth to a fluorescent bulb. It’s stunningly gorgeous and I desperately want to reach my hand through the screen to stroke it! Love the name of it, too :P

  • http://www.madalynne.com maddie

    I’ve heard a lot about Kollabora and I finally checked it out today – it’s awesome! I’m glad you had a great experience with it and I’m going to have to try it out soon! I love the idea of kits!

  • http://les-escargots-a-l-opera.blogspot.fr/ les escargots…

    Well done !
    Almost the same project on my (only 10 mm) needles ! And the color is quite similar ! Astonishing, isn’t it ? Knitting is a hobby which give me a lot of pleasure. I hope you’ll be happy with your new projects too.

  • http://www.sewset.com/ Jessica at Me Sew Crazy

    Amazing – one of these days I will learn how to crochet / knit.

  • http://www.kollabora.com Nora Abousteit

    Wow, Novita, you really did an excellent job, knitting and styling, super fun to see your pictures and read the whole story around it. Makes me very happy:)

    And I hope the snood will keep you warm!

    • http://verypurpleperson.com Novita

      Glad that you like it, Nora! Thank you so much for the kit, I really had fun making the snood! The yarn is so wonderful! :)

  • http://www.theroyaljunkyard.blogspot.co.uk royaljunkiw

    Wow, so chunky and wonderful!

  • http://www.bred2make.blogspot.com Millie

    That is really gorgeous! I am off to read more.
    I love your dress too…did you make it?

  • http://www.feralturtle.com Karen

    Wow. That looks so nice on you. Would be great for these chilly Canadian winters!

  • DEBAERE Catherine

    I LIKE THE SNOOD DOG I BUY WOOL AND NEEDLES BUT I HAVE’NT PATTERN PLEASE TELL ME JUST EXPLICATION TO START THANK’S

    • http://verypurpleperson.com Novita

      If you buy the kit, there will also be the pattern in it.

  • http://www.cherrycolors.com Tamara

    Oh, the result is so cool! I love it, and you did a great job!

  • Neroli

    Hi
    I am not much of a knitter but how do you manage to make something so simple look so classy ?!
    And I love the dress you’re wearing. Did you make it?
    Great work
    Neroli

  • Stefani Sarah

    Want!! Uh, jarumnya gede aja yah… ^_^