Two weeks ago, when teaching at Emma’s Christmas Market, I discovered that her youngest daughter Polly had started to dye her own yarn. I was immediately taken by Polly’s eye for colour and could not resist purchasing a couple of hanks for a project.
Polly’s yarn can be found as part of The Little Grey Sheep website and is called Fluff & Stuff – Please take a look, I promise you, you will fall in love with her colours.
As soon as I got home from the weekend I wound my yarn and started knitting and here is what I made:
My Bandana Cowl 🙂 A soft and warm cowl which is the perfect last minute Christmas gift for a friend or make one for yourself during the festive days.
- You will need:
- 1 x Fluff & Stuff Cambric Wool – 100% British Wool – 60g/240m (I used colour Purple Rain)
- 1 x Fluff & Stuff Fairy Way – 72% Kid Mohair/28% Silk – 50g/400m (I used colour Baby it’s cold outside)
- 5mm Circular Needle – 80cm and 2 stitch markers
- Hold Yarn double throughout
Cast on 2sts and then knit these sts.
- Row 1 (RS): Kf+b, sl1wyif
- Row 2 (WS): K1, p1, sl1wyif
- Row 3: Kf+b, k1, sl1wyif
- Row 4: K1, p2, sl1wyif
- Row 5: Kf+b, k2, sl1wyif (5sts)
- Row 6: K1, p3, sl1wyif
- Row 7: Kf+b, k to last st, sl1wyif
- Row 8: K1, p to last st, sl1wyif
- Repeat rows 7 and 8 until you have 65sts on your needle
- Next row (RS): K to last st, place marker, kf+b, rotate work by 90 degrees and pick up + knit in the front loop only of each slipped 62sts (128sts total)
- Join for knitting in the round, place a marker and continue:
- Rnd 1: P to first marker, sm, p to end
- Rnd 2: K2tog, k to 1st before next marker, kf+b, sm, kf+b, k to last 2sts, k2tog
- Repeat rnds 1 and 2 another 11 times (12 ridges in total)
- Work I-cord cast off as follows: Cast on 2sts, *k2, k2togtbl, move 3sts back from right needle to left needle; rep. from * until all sts have been cast off.
- Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Enjoy the pattern and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for being with me another year, all your support is greatly appreciated and never taken for granted.
Until soon, Heike xo