I had so much fun knitting my Dyemonds Sweater that I wanted to extend the pleasure with a little companion cowl/bandana!
This pattern gives you instructions on how to knit a simple cowl, completely in the round, and instructions on how to knit a cowl/bandana (shown here, in smaller size) which starts in the round but has a section of short rows where you need to knit the colourwork flat to create a triangle at the front. Stitches are knit in the round to finish the cowl with a rib trim.
Some of my test-knitters had never knit colourwork flat and found it a lot easier than expected! If that’s your case, perhaps this is the perfect pattern to try something new!
You will need:
Fingering / Sport weight yarn
Main Colour: approximately 60 (72) metres / 66 (79) yards
Contrasting Colour: approximately 40 (48) metres / 44 (52) yards
Main Colour: approximately 135 (158) metres/147 (173) yards
Contrasting Colour: approximately 90 (106) metres/ 98 (116) yards
Shown here in Spincycle Dyed in the Wool 183 metres/200 yards (50 g) per skein
Main Colour: Wallflower
Contrasting Colour: Absinthe
Main needle: 3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle 61 cm / 24 inches maximum in length (adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge)
Smaller needle: 3.25 mm/US 3 circular needle 61 cm / 24 inches maximum in length
Tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker
Cowl: 50 (59) cm / 20 (23.5) inches in cicumference and 18 cm / 7 inches high
Cowl/Bandana: 50 (59) cm / 20 (23.5) inches in cicumference; 15 cm / 6 inches high at the back; 39 cm / 15.5 inches from the top to the point at the front
26.5 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stranded colourwork with main needle