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Bandana Plaid Cowl

Free Knitting Pattern



This is a long cowl with a warming bandana point at the front. This covers those pesky neck openings in your coats without having to wind double around your throat. No more bulky lumps on your back just to get a warm front!


You get to play with colour, knitting in the flat and also knitting in the round for a seam free cowl. The plaid pattern may look tricky but its actually very simple with both written instructions and charts for you to choose what works best for you.


What You Need

Three colours of yarn:

MC Cream

CC1 Dusky Pink

CC2 Red


  • DK weight yarn, 50g balls of each colour.

  • 3.5mm circular needles

  • Wool needle to weave in the yarn ends

  • Stitch marker

  • 5 bobbins for the CC2 (the red vertical stripes)



Abbreviations

k knit

p purl

kfb knit in front and the back of the same st

kfbf knit in front, back and front in the same st.

st(s) stitch(es)


Charts

Worked Flat




Worked in the Round






Pattern Notes

The charts show the stitches within the 3st garter border. The italic sts at the start and end of every row are the 3st garter border.


Each horizontal line in the flat chart represents a knitted row and its matching purl return row.


Each block in the charts represent a single stitch.


The worked in the round chart shows the greater overall design; the repeat section is the darker squares with a row per round as there are now return purl rows when you work in the round.


Instructions

All stitches are worked in MC unless explicitly mentioned in the pattern. The Italic stitches at the beginning and end of each row are the border. The rest of the stitches are from the chart above.


Begin with a single slipknot in MC

Row 1: kfbf - +2sts

Row 2: k all

Row 3: kfb, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 4: k all

Row 5: kfb, k1, k1 cc2, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 6: k3, p1 cc2, k3

Row 7: kfb, k1, k1, k1 cc2, k1 , k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 8: k3, p1, p1 cc2, p1, k3

Row 9: kfb, k1, k2, k1 cc2, k2, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 10: k3, p2, p1 cc2, p2, k3

Row 11: kfb, k1, k3, k1 cc2, k3, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 12: k3, p3, p1 cc2, p3, k3

Row 13: kfb, k1, k9 cc2, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 14: k3, p9 cc2, k3

Row 15: kfb, k1, k5, k1 cc2, k5, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 16: k3, p5, p1 cc2, p5, k3

Row 17: kfb, k1, k1 cc1, k5, k1 cc2, k5, k1 cc1, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 18: k3, p1 cc1, p5, p1 cc2, p5, p1 cc1, k3

Row 19: kfb, k1, k2 cc1, k5, k1 cc2, k5, k2 cc1, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 20: k3, p2 cc1, p5, p1 cc2, p5, p2 cc1, k3

Row 21: kfb, k1, k1, k2 cc1, k5, k1 cc2, k5, k2 cc1, k1, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 22: k3, p1, p2 cc1, p5, p1 cc2, p5, p2 cc1, p1 k3

Row 23: kfb, k1, k2, k2 cc1, k5, k1 cc2, k5, k2 cc1, k2, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 24: k3, p2, p2 cc1, p5, p1 cc2, p5, p2 cc1, p2, k3

Row 25: kfb, k1, k10 cc1, k5, k1 cc2, k10 cc1, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 26: k3, p10, p1 cc2, p10 cc1, k3

Row 27: kfb, k1, k2 cc1, k2, k2 cc1, k5, k1 cc2, k5, k2 cc1, k2, k2 cc1, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 28: k3, p2 cc1, p2, p2 cc1, p5, p1 cc2, p5, p2 cc1, p2, p2 cc1, k3

Row 29: kfb, k1, k12 cc1, k1 cc2, k12 cc1, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 30: k3, p12 cc1, p1 cc2, p12 cc1, k3

Row 31: kfb, k1, (k2, k2 cc1) x 2, k5, k1 cc2, k5, (k2 cc1, k2) x 2, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 32: k3, (p2, p2 cc1) x 2, p5, p1 cc2, p5, (p2 cc1, p2) x 2, k3

Row 33: kfb, k1, k14 cc1, k1 cc2, k14 cc1, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 34: k3, p14 cc1, p1 cc2, p14 cc1, k3

Row 35: kfb, k1, K2, (k2, k2 cc1) x 2, k5, k1 cc2, k5, (k2 cc1, k2) x 2, k2, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 36: k3, p2, (p2, p2 cc1) x 2, p5, p1 cc2, p5, (p2 cc1, p2) x 2, p2, k3

Row 37: kfb, k1, k16 cc1, k1 cc2, k16 cc1, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 38: k3, p16 cc1, p1 cc2, p16 cc1, k3

Row 39: kfb, k1, (k2, k2 cc1) x 3, k5, k1 cc2, k5, (k2 cc1, k2) x 3, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 40: k3, (p2, p2 cc1) x 3, p5, p1 cc2, p5, (p2 cc1, p2) x 3, k3

Row 41: kfb, k1, k1 cc1, (k2, k2 cc1) x 3, k5, k1 cc2, k5, (k2 cc1, k2) x 3, k1 cc1, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 42: k3, p1 cc1, (p2, p2 cc1) x 3, p5, p1 cc2, p5, (p2 cc1, p2) x 3, p1cc1, k3

Row 43: kfb, k1, k2 cc1, (k2, k2 cc1) x 3, k5, k1 cc2, k5, (k2 cc1, k2) x 3, k2 cc1, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 44: k3, p2 cc1, (p2, p2 cc1) x 3, p5, p1 cc2, p5, (p2 cc1, p2) x 3, p2 cc1, k3

Row 45: kfb, k1, k1, k2 cc1, (k2, k2 cc1) x 3, k5, k1 cc2, k5, (k2 cc1, k2) x 3, k2 cc1, k1, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 46: k3, p1, p2 cc1, (p2, p2 cc1) x 3, p5, p1 cc2, p5, (p2 cc1, p2) x 3, p2 cc1, p1, k3

Row 47: kfb, k1, (k2, k2 cc1) x 4, k5, k1 cc2, k5, (k2 cc1, k2) x 4, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 48: k3, (p2, p2 cc1) x 4, p5, p1 cc2, p5, (p2 cc1, p2) x 4, k3

Row 49: kfb, k1, k44 cc2, k1, kfb - +2sts

Row 50: k3, p44 cc2, k3

Row 51: kfb, k1, k2, (k2, k2 cc1) x 4, k5, k1 cc2, k5, (k2 cc1, k2) x 4, k2, k1, kfb - +2sts


Now we move to working in the round

After Row 51 cast on xx sts using the thumb method, join in the round and add a stitch marker for the start of the round.


Get your extra red (cc2) bobbins ready as were going to need them soon. You will be cutting the cc1 yarn either end of the first three round for this section, after that there is no need to cut the yarn it can travel up between rounds and around in floats.


Round 1: *k1, k1 cc2, k3, (k2, k2 cc1) x 4, k4; rep from * once more, p around

Round 2: *k1, k1 cc2, k3, (k2, k2 cc1) x 4, k4; rep from * once more, k around

Round 3: *k1, k1 cc2, k3, (k2, k2 cc1) x 4, k4; rep from * once more, p around

Round 4: *k1, k1 cc2, k3, (k2, k2 cc1) x 4, k4; rep from * around

Round 5 & 6: *k1 cc1, k1 cc2, K23 cc1; rep from * around

Round 7 & 8: *k1, k1 cc2, k3, (k2, k2 cc1) x 4, k4; rep from * around

Round 9 - 20: Repeat Rounds 5 - 8 three more times

Round 21 - 23: *k1, k1 cc2, k3, (k2, k2 cc1) x 4, k4; rep from * around

Round 24 - 25: k cc2 around

Round 26 - 30: *k1, k1 cc2, k3, (k2, k2 cc1) x 4, k4; rep from * around

Round 31 - 49: Repeat Rounds 4 - 23

Round 50: p around

Round 51: k around

Round 52: p around


Bind off


 

Now there's the matter of all those loose ends to weave in.... but I promise it's worth it.




My daughter loves wearing this as a hair band/wrap, which I'd not thought of.


How will you wear yours? Let us know in the comments and as always if you take progress pic please share them in Yarn Jugglers over on facebook or use the hashtag #Igotcraftywithbabs or #babsgetscrafty






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