Bubbles Bandana Cowl by Kelly McClure

Bubbles Bandana Cowl

October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter on 3.75 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
270 - 400 yards (247 - 366 m)
one size (adjustable)
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THANK YOU big time to my wonderful test knitters!!

This slightly asymmetrical cowl looks like a shawl when worn, but it will never slip off! The pattern is a great next step for knitters looking to expand their skills by learning short rows and challenging enough if you are already a short row master!

The best effect for bubbles is created when you choose a high-contrast variegated yarn with some long sections of colours (at least 50 cm / 20”), but any skein of fingering yarn can be used. Each bubble uses approximately 120 cm / 47” of yarn.

This cowl is knit flat in one piece and seamed at the back of the neck. Increases are made to form a modified triangle and then a straight section is worked with short-row bubbles. It has incorporated i-cords for structure and clean lines.

Skill Level

Skills knit, purl, short rows (German method)

Sizes one size (option to make it looser)

Gauge not crucial - approx 25 sts and 44 rows = 10 cm (4”) in garter st on 3.75 mm after blocking

Needles 3.75 mm (US 5) 24 or 32” circular
or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Materials

  • tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook
  • 3 ring markers
  • 1 locking marker


How to Choose Yarn

How to Work Short Row Bubbles

German Short Rows