Blooming Moon Bandana by yelley L.d.

Blooming Moon Bandana

June 2021
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with two strands of yarn held together, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
800 yards (732 m)
One size (see below for finished measurements)
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I’ve always been more of a night owl, and I prefer cooler temperatures so my favorite thing about summer is being able to stay outside past the sunset. Bonfires on the beach, laying out under the stars, and watching the moonlight sparkle on the waves as they crash into the shore. The Blooming Moon Bandana, named for one of the June full moon monikers, is perfect for tossing in your bag during the day and wrapping around your neck at night when the air gets a bit cooler.

The bandana starts with a long garter tab to create a central column of stitches for the center spine. Increases are worked at the edges and either side of the center spine to create a triangular shape. The center spine is worked in seven charted sections separated by eyelet ridges, with each section depicting a different moon phase. Two yarns of different colors are held together to work one side of the bandana. The two yarns are then separated and worked individually to create the stranded colorwork motif in each section of the center spine. The two yarns are held together again to work the other side. Additional eyelet ridges at the border and optional tassels finish off the bandana.

Because the same size needles are used to knit the yarn both double-stranded and then separately for the colorwork, the colorwork gauge will be a bit loose pre-blocking. A non-superwash wool or wool blend yarn is recommended for this bandana to ensure that the yarn blooms to fill out the colorwork of the central column of stitches.

This design is part of The Sun and Fog Summer 2021 collection.

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Wingspan/Length: 47” / 119 cm
Depth/Width: 21.5” / 55 cm

Fingering weight yarn: approximately 400yds / 366m of MC, 290yds / 266m of CC; additional 55yds / 51m each color for tassels
Yarn used in sample: Ecola Fine by Sea Change Fibers by The Dye Project (85% merino, 15% silk; light fingering; 500 yds /
457 m per 100 g skein)
MC: Odette; 1 skein
CC: Kölsch; 1 skein

US 3 / 3.25 mm needles for working flat, or size needed to obtain gauge
Optional: needles one size larger than gauge needles for binding off

4 stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Thank you to Sarah and Sea Change Fibers by The Dye Project for their generous support!

Model: Marjorie Gelin Goodwin

Blooming Moon Bandana is one of eight designs in The Sun and Fog Summer 2021 Collection - MEADOW
Meadow features knit and crochet designs from Northern California creators that showcase the aesthetics of summer meadows in fiber form. We’re honored to spotlight local designers and to be supported by small local businesses who offered yarn support for this collection.

Aira Shawl (knit) by Ksenia Naidyon / Life is Cozy, yarn support by Fiber Circle Studio / Fiber Circle Yarns
Ambarine Wrap (knit) by Amy Snell / Devious Knitter Designs, yarn support by Invictus Yarns
Blooming Moon Bandana (knit) by yelley L.d. / yelleyknits, yarn support by Sea Change Fibers / The Dye Project
Fence Post Socks (knit) by Gabrielle Koizumi / Slip Slip Sis, yarn support by Little Skein in the Big Wool
Free Spirit Stole (crochet) by Kira Dulaney / Kira K Designs, yarn support by Seismic Yarn
Honeyed Tote (crochet) by Kristin Lynn / Artfully Hooked, yarn support by A Yarn Less Raveled
Paddock Hills Shawl (knit) by Yvonne Poon / Gamer Babe Knits, yarn support by Speckled Finch Studios
Wase Vest (knit) by Juliana Lustenader / Knit by Jules, yarn support by Sincere Sheep