Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bandana Cowl

I told you chunky needles, chunky yarn and non-blue-green were in my future. I need to hire a better model, though.

Immediately after finishing the stole, I cast on for a chunk-style Bandana Cowl using some thick handspun Polworth from my friend Stephanie in a colorway she called Black Cherry. Not a palette I usually work with, but I welcomed the change. It put me in mind of Shasta Black Cherry soda, my childhood drink of choice for picnics at Mt. Rainier. Steph spins some cool stuff -- check out her Etsy shop and get some of your own.

I knew right away that I was going to have to make some modifications to the original pattern. I started on 6mm (US size 10)' but quickly switched to 8mm (US size 11) to get a bit more drape. I scaled all the numbers for cast on and other stitch directions down by a quarter to get close to the final dimensions. I'll post details on the Ravelry page soon. All in all, a fun project. I plan to wash it and set it out to dry tonight.

Even though I'm modeling this, it's not for me. I'll think of someone, I'm sure. I've already got someone in mind for the stole. But, being a process knitter, I don't always have to have a plan for every finished project, do I? There's so much joy in just the doing.


  1. Awww, you should keep it! I thought this was your man scarf debut!!!

    You look so bandit-like with it on...

    These quick projects are so satisfying.

  2. Looks like 007 has a new nemesis....

  3. I didn't realize you had finished this!! It's beautiful, Steven.