October 24, 2022

The Perfect Bandana Cowl for Fall

A light-skinned woman wears a knit colorwork bandana cowl in brown and cream over a black sweater and jeans.

The long-awaited Tucson bandana cowl is finally available for purchase as an individual pattern! This lightweight cowl is perfect for cool fall evenings, and I promise as you knit you’ll want to keep knitting just one more round to watch the mesmerizing stranded paisley motif emerge. It’s colorwork perfection! To achieve the classic bandana shape, you’ll start the cowl working flat and then will join in the round for all the colorwork, and then you’ll bind off with a stretchy Icelandic bind off.

This sample features the silky smooth Merino silk blend Paloma by Less Traveled Yarn in one skein of Cabinwood and one of Devil’s Bridge, but be sure to check out the Ravelry project pages for other color combination inspiration.

This pattern was originally featured in the book Handmade: Slow Fashion Inspired by Arizona’s Five Cs, and I’m thrilled to be able to offer it as a single pattern for you!