Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho

Bandana Cowl

October 2011
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
100 - 130 yards (91 - 119 m)
19 inch circ X 12 inches long
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download


  • 1 skein Swans Island Bulky, naturally dyed colors are 100% Organic Merino and undyed colors (Natural, Oatmeal and Seasmoke) are 85% Organic Merino and 15% Alpaca. (This color is Oatmeal).
  • A US #10, 16-inch circular needle
  • Jumbo Locking Stitch Markers, 3 total (optional)


This cowl uses approximately 100 – 130 yards and would be stunning made out of many yarns. Here are some beautiful options:

  • 2 skeins of Jade Sapphire’s 8 Ply Cashmere, 100% Mongolian Cashmere.
  • 2 skeins Blue Sky’s Techno, 68% Baby Alpaca , 10% Extra Fine Merino, 22% Silk.
  • 1 skein Manos Del Uruguay’s Maxima, 100% Extrafine Merino
  • 1 skein Cascade’s Eco Cloud, 70% Undyed Merino Wool and 30% Undyed Baby Alpaca

4 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch

19 inches in circumference and 12 inches from top to bottom.

S2KPO: Slip 2 stitches together knitwise, knit 1, pass the 2 slipped stitches over the knit stitch. (This makes a centered double decrease.)

For the full pattern in English, please click here:

Or use direct pdf link here:

Now available in Italian with great thanks to a friend of The Purl Bee (aka icelandit on Ravelry): download now
(The Ravelry Download listed above is the Italian version).

Les explications sont aussi disponibles en français. Merci beaucoup à Marina Orry (melusinetricote) pour cette traduction.