Snuggly island snoods

Gorse Porthole Women's snood from Drummie-Bee
Gorse Porthole Snood from Drummie-Bee

A womens snood is a perennial go-to for neck and shoulder warmth. Neater and more versatile than a scarf, they are easy to pop on over any outfit. They are ideal for keeping those winter draughts and chills away. We love how they can come up over your ears and nose when frost hits!

Our isle20 artisans use natural, locally sourced yarns to produce a lovely range of neck and shoulder wear. No matter the wind speed, a snood keeps you looking and feeling gorgeous through winter days and chilly evenings. 

Island communities remain alive with the culture and heritage of their forebears. This heritage shines through in such artisanal traditions as knitting and weaving. Many islands have their own unique designs (such as Fair Isle knitwear). These designs often date back to fishermen’s jumpers or hats. 

Take a look on isle20 and choose from our excellent range of locally made Scottish island knitwear. Plenty of women’s snoods to be found here, in amongst a wealth of cowls, neck warmers, buffs, wraps, stoles, scarves and shawls.

Be cosy and cossetted in soft, comfortable style with a piece of locally made Scottish island knitwear – it’s the perfect choice.

Women’s snoods available on isle20

Here are some ideas to get your snood search started:

Herring Girl use traditional Barra patterns, passed down from their Grannies to knit stunning cowls and snoods (We snuck in their Gent’s one too!).

Drummie-Bee and Fraser knitwear both design their neckwear to reflect the shapes and colours of their Shetland surroundings. Sandra Williamson of Yell uses a mix of traditional and contemporary designs and yarns in her range of snoods and neckwarmers.

In a wonderful meeting of Orkney’s glorious land and seascape and rich archaeology, Elaine Ward adorns her women’s snoods in maritime blue runes and spirals, inspired by Pictish and Celtic stone carvings.

We’re hoping you found the perfect women’s snood for you! If you are still looking for the perfect one, visit our knitwear section!

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