Garter Stitch Oversized Bandana Cowl Pattern


I love the way this looks under jackets and by itself over a sweater or tshirt.  The garter stitch makes the cowl really sturdy and the triangular bottom creates a great look to help accessorize your outfit and keep you warm.


  • 2 skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn (1 skein = 106 yds) or another super bulky weight yarn (color show is Oatmeal)
  • 29” 12.0mm (US 17) Circular Knitting Needle
  • 1 Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends

4” = 8 STS & 16 Rows in garter stitch (note that gauge isn’t as important to get perfectly in a cowl pattern)

Finished Measurements: 29” circumference (measured from the outside) and about 20” at its longest point in length

CO = Cast On
SSK= Slip, Slip, Knit (decrease a stitch)
ST(S) = Stitch(es)
K = Knit
M = Marker

CO 50 STS and join in in the round, being careful not to twist.  Place a marker to note the beginning/end of round.

Begin garter stitch in the round.
Row 1: P
Row 2: K
Row 3: P
Repeat Rows 2-3 until garment measures 7” from CO row.  Make sure you end in a P row.

Next Row: BO 4 STS, K to end
Turn work.  Please note, you’ll now be working back and forth and not in the round)

Bandana Row: SL the first stitch, SSK, K to end.  Turn work.
Repeat the Bandana Row until two stitches remain.  SSK the final two STS and weave in ends to finish off work.

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