Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho

Bandana Cowl

October 2011
Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Bulky
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
139 yards (127 m)
One Size (see Notes)
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  • 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Plenty, 100% extra fine merino wool. Each skein is 139 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 139 yards required. We used the colors Red Plum and Ash Gray.


  • 2 skeins of Jade Sapphire’s 8 Ply Cashmere, 100% Mongolian Cashmere. Each skein is 100 yards/ 55 grams; approximately 130 yards required.


  • 1 skein Swans Island Bulky, undyed 85% Organic Merino and 15% Alpaca. Each skein is 130 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 130 yards required of Swans Island Bulky or another aran weight yarn. We used the color Oatmeal.

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16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Finished Neck Opening: 17¼ inches circumference, comfortably stretching up to 5 inches

Finished Height From Point: 13½ inches

Visit our Plenty version here, our Jade Sapphire version here, and our Swan’s Island version here!

NOTE: Now available in Italian with great thanks to a friend of The Purl Bee (aka icelandit on Ravelry).