Birch Creek Bandana by September Knits

Birch Creek Bandana

October 2020
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 55 rows = 4 inches
in Two-Color Garter & Brioche Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
938 - 1100 yards (858 - 1006 m)
one size
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The Birch Creek Bandana is a part of a collection put together by The Farmers Daughter Fibers. The collection is called Wisp. To purchase the whole collection, please purchase from here

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Originally, this design idea was planned as a large shawl, worked as a square, folded in half and worn as a triangle. I thought this could also work in a smaller version, like a bandana. This piece is very easy to make and wear; a goal of all September Knits patterns. The stitch pattern gives enough interest to keep going, but also repetitive enough to do while watching a show or listening to an audio book. This bandana version is worn folded in half (as a triangle) and easily tried in the back of the neck to secure. The two-color brioche and garter stitch makes for a reversible fabric.

Pattern Notes:
Birch Creek Bandana is knit from the bottom up beginning with an I-Cord Cast-On. There are two options given for this I-Cord Cast-On. The sample used the ‘Provisional Cast-On Using a Crochet Hook Method Set-up Option’. This bandana is worked back and forth utilizing soothing garter stitch and fun two-color brioche. Slip all slipped stitches purl wise. The shape of this accessory is a square. To wear this bandana, you will fold it in half on the diagonal to then tie around your neck. This accessory is worn like a bandana. An I-Cord edging is worked throughout so all sides of this bandana has an I-Cord finish.

Difficulty Level: Adventurous Beginner
Skills needed are: Two-color garter stitch, basic two-color brioche (brk/brp/sl1yo), working a large amount of stitches flat, I-Cord Cast-On and or/ Provisional Cast-On using a Crochet Hook Method, and I-Cord Bind-Off.

Fingering weight yarn
The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers, Soka’ pii (100% Rambouillet Wool; 248 yds / 391 m per 50 g); 2 skeins in color Monarch, (Main Color, MC).
Sample Shown in The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers, Foxy Lady (70% SW Merino/30% Silk; 428 yds / 391 m per 100 g); 1 skein in color Sam Elliot, (Contrast Color, CC).

NOTE Yardage/meterage used is dependent on matching your gauge to pattern. Yardage/meterage given above is for the shawl only, swatch not included.
Fingering weight yarn: total approx. yarn used: 938 yards/858 meters
MC: colorway Monarch: 100 grams/477 yards/437 meters
CC: colorway Sam Elliot: 80 grams/343 yards/314 meters

Circular needle is used to accommodate large amount of stitches
3.25 mm/US# 3 40 in/100 cm circular, or size needed to obtain gauge

16 stitch markers for brioche sections
1 removable marker to denote right side of fabric (optional)
Blocking mat & blocking pins or wires
Crochet hook and waste yarn for Provisional Cast On (optional)
Tapestry needle

22 sts x 55 rows = 4 in/ 10 cm in Two-Color Garter & Brioche Stitch

Finished Measurement:
Approx. 24.5 in/62.25 cm width by 24.5 in/62.25 cm height, making a diagonal measurement of 34.75 in/88.25 cm

Credits and Thanks:
We would like to pay tribute and acknowledge the ancestral lands of the Siksika, Kainah, and Piikuni bands of the Blackfeet Nation that these photos were taken on.

Model: @stormieperdash
Photography: Katy Say Photography
Yarn: @thefarmersdaughterfibers
Tech Editing: Jessica Schwab
Graphic Design: Kara Watkins
Thanks to all my amazing Test knitters!

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.
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