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Kristen's Effortless Bandana Cowl

Instagram Handle: @dosoknits 
Pattern Name and Designer: Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho 
Size Made: One Size
When our first shipment of Blue Sky Fibers Extra arrived at the store, I immediately knew I wanted to make a wonderful one skein wonder project to show off this amazing yarn.  This base is amazingly soft, and is no surprise since it is 55% Baby Alpaca and 45% Fine Merino Wool.

I have heard a lot of buzz around Purl Soho's Bandana Cowl pattern; it is a one skein project using worsted - aran weight yarn and makes a super versatile accessory for your wardrobe. As the weather has been shifting to cooler days, I realized I am lacking in easy to wear neck accessories. I thought this bandana cowl would be perfect under coats and to easily throw one for walks with my dog Sherlock.

This is an image of a close up of Kristen wearing her Bandana Cowl in Extra Deep Ocean

The cowl knits up so quickly! Overall, I believe this project took me less than 4 hours to complete and it was truly a "just one more row" kind of knitting project. This project is also a masterclass in wrap and turn short rows; the short rows are what create the triangle shape of the cowl and can truly feel like magic. Purl Soho provides an amazing video tutorial on how to make wrap and turn short rows also if you have never tried this skill in a project and would like to learn.

The skeins of Extra are also super generous in their yardage with each skein being 150g of yarn and 218 yards. I was able to knit the cowl using 93g, so I still have about a third of the skein remaining. This bandana cowl is definitely something I am so excited to incorporate into my wardrobe and wear as the days continue to grow colder and colder. It was such a fast project and would be a great project to add to a rotation of gift knitting if you are planning to make some handmade gifts for friends and family this winter season. I'm thinking with the remaining yarn I have left, I will make a smaller bandana for my doggo Sherlock!

Happy crafting everyone!

This is an image of Kristen wearing her Bandana Cowl in Extra Deep Ocean while standing in parking

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