Knit Stockinette Bandana Cowl Pattern



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

4” = 7.5 STS & 12 Rows stockinette stitch (note that gauge isn’t as important to get perfectly in a cowl pattern)

Finished Measurements: 28” circumference (measured from the outside) and about 24” at its longest point

CO = Cast On
K1F&B = knit a stitch in the front and in the back (increase a stitch)
ST(S) = Stitch(es)
K = Knit
M = Marker
P = Purl
PM = Place Marker
SM = Slip Marker 

CO 51 STS and join in in the round, being careful not to twist.  Place a marker to note the beginning/end of round.
Begin the garter stitch border at the top.
Row 1: P 25, PM, P1, PM, P to end (you’ve just place a marker on either side of the center ST.  You’ll be increasing on either side of this ST later on for the bandana portion – continue knitting and slipping the markers along the way)
Row 2: K
Row 3: P
Row 4: K
Row 5: P
Row 6: K
Continue Row 6 until garment measures 10” from the top.

You’ll now begin increasing a ST on either side of the center ST, every other row, to create the bandana portion.

 Bandana Portion:
Row 1: K to M, K1F&B, SM, K1, SM, K1F&B, K to end
Row 2: K
Continue Rows 1-2 of the Bandana Portion approximately 11 more times or until entire length of garment is 22” at the longest point.

Begin Garter Stitch Border at the bottom.
Next Row: P
Next Row: K
Next Row: P
Next Row: K
Next Row: P

Bind off loosely and weave in ends to finish off work.

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