Vafler Bandana by Maya Gooding

Vafler Bandana

November 2020
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in slip stitch pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
560 yards (512 m)
One Size
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Vafler is a sassy little bandana that you can jauntily tie around your neck, knot it around a bag handle, or just use to accessorize anything that could use a little fun! Using lightweight yarn held double and textured stitches throughout, it’s a quick piece that you can use to show off any bright and special skeins.

This design was made in collaboration with madelinetosh for their MT Designer Studio.

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This cowl is designed for a fingering-weight yarn in two colors, held double.

Shown in:
madelinetosh Twist Light in Pink Mist Smoke Tree (Color A) & Grapefruit (Color B) - 420 yds each pricing - over $20/skein

Yarn requirements by yardage:
Approx. 310 yds of Color A & 250 yds of Color B (medium to high contrast in colors recommended)

Other yarn suggestions (based on typical prices):
$ - under $15/skein
Cascade Yarns Heritage Sock
Berroco Ultra Wool Fine
Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering

$$ - $15-20/skein
Malabrigo Sock
Lana Grossa Meilenweit Merino

$$$ - over $20/skein
Lola Bean Yarn Co. Bean Sprout
Republic of Wool Twist Fingering
Knitted Wit Victory Sock


Gauge (blocked, worked over slip stitch pattenr):
22 sts and 20 rows = 4”

Recommended needles:
US 7 (4.5mm) 32”/80 cm

Notions: scissors & tapestry needle (for ends)


length 31.5”/80cm x height 13.5”/34cm

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Check out versions of this project made by fellow knitters and share pictures of your own progress on Instagram using #VaflerBandana & tag me @editionknitwear too!


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