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Home : Patterns : Bandana Cowl

Free Knitting Pattern: Bandana Cowl

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L10746
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference About 26 in. (66 cm)

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Constructed with a triangular peak in the front, this cowl is built to hang around your neck as a kerchief would, and to protect you from all the cold breezes of fall and winter.

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*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon;
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon;
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-503 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Granite
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Bandana Cowl

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.
ssp (slip, slip, purl) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; pass them back to left needle; purl them tog through back loops – 1 st decreased.


1. Cowl is worked from the top down. The straight side edges are seamed to form a tube.
2. Circular needle is used to accommodate the bulky sts. Work back and forth in rows on the circular needles as if working on straight needles.

Cast on 56 sts.
Row 1 (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row. Continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 10 in. (25.5 cm) from beginning, end with a WS row.
Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Bandanna Triangle
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 14 sts (1 st is on right needle after 14 sts are bound-off), ssk, k22, k2tog, k1, bind off rem 14 sts - 26 sts at the end of this row. Rejoin yarn at rem sts to work WS row.
Decrease Row (WS): P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts, ssp, p1 - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 22 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows until 4 sts rem.
Next Row: K1, k2tog, k1 - 3 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row:P1, p2tog, pass first st over 2nd, cut yarn and draw through last st.


Seam sides to make a tube. Weave in ends.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Bandanna Cowl Reviewed by Heather on 2012-08-06 *****
I just finished this today :) It's really a simple pattern that turns out beautifully. Although, I only stretched it out to 8 inches, because I'm a tiny person and my neck isn't long enough to have a 10 inch cowl. But I definately reccomend this pattern. :)

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