Many are suprised to hear that Tucson, Arizona has a vibrant cattle industry! Growing up I loved the bandanas that cowgirls and cowboys wore around their necks when herding cattle or practicing for the rodeo. This unique cowl fatures a stranded knitting paisley motife and fringe inspired by the classic bandana.
MEASUREMENTS Neck Circumference: 22” / 55 cm Back Depth: 12” / 30 cm Front Depth: 21 1/2” / 54 cm Measurements do not include fringe
GAUGE 26 sts / 39 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch using US 4 (3.5 mm) after blocking 26 sts / 39 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stranded Knitting using US 5 (3.75 mm) after blocking
MATERIALS Yarn: Less Traveled Yarn, Paloma (fingering; 90% Superfine SW Merino, 10% Silk, 463 yds / 423 m per 100 g skein)
Yarn A: Cabinwood; 1 skein OR approx 380 yds / 347 m of fingering weight yarn
Yarn B: Devil’s Bridge; 1 skein OR approx 190 yds / 174 m of fingering weight yarn
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles. Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.
Other Notions: Stitch markers (11), tapestry needle, piece of cardboard approximately 6” / 15 cm wide (to create fringe), crochet hook to attach fringe
This cowl is worked top down and is initially worked flat and then joined in the round. It features a stranded colorwork motif and a stretchy Icelandic bind off.
This is a digital kniting pattern, you will recieve a copy of the pattern upon purchase and will have the option to add the pattern to your Ravelry library if you so choose.
Pattern was technical edited by Sarah Wharton and test knit by Ravelry users the-abcs and mydistraction.
This pattern was originally published in Handmade: Slow Fashion Inspired by Arizona's Five C's and is now available for individual purchase.