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Buttoned Bandana Cowl
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L10747B If you love to knit and crochet, then this is the cowl for you! This cowl hangs around the neck as a kerchief would and closes at the back of the neck with buttons.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 26 in. (66 cm)



640-149 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Charcoal

Dark gray

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Additional Materials
Four buttons 7/8 in. (23 mm) diameter Sewing needle and thread
9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.

kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 1 st increased.

pfb (purl into front and back) Purl next st without removing it from left needle, then p through back of same st - 1 st increased.


Cowl is worked from the bandanna point up.


Circular needle is used to accommodate the bulky sts.

Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working on straight needles.


Buttonholes are worked with a crochet hook when Cowl has been completed.


COWL Cast on 1 st.

Row 1 (RS): Kfb - 2 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: P1, pfb - 3 sts.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: K1, *M1, k1; rep from * to end of row - 5 sts.

Row 6 and all WS Rows: Purl.

Row 7: K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 7 sts.

Rep last 2 rows until there are 35 sts.

End with a RS row.

Note: End with a RS row means that the last row you work should be a RS row and the next row that you are ready to work will be a WS row.

Bandanna triangle is now complete.

Next Row (cast-on row): P to end of row, cast on 11 sts - 46 sts.

Next Row (cast-on row): K to end of row, cast on 11 sts - 57 sts at the end of this row.

Continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until straight sides measure about 8 in.

(20.5 cm) from cast-on rows.Bind off, leaving last st on needle.

Do not cut yarn.

FINISHING Insert crochet hook into last st, ch 1, working evenly across straight side edge of Cowl, sc in beginning of side edge, *ch 2, skip next 3/4 in.

(2 cm), work 3 sc evenly spaced over next 1 1/4 in.

(3 cm); rep from * 3 more times (to make 4 buttonholes), sc evenly spaced to end of straight side edge.Fasten off.

With sewing needle and thread, sew buttons to other straight side edge of Cowl, opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ch(s) = chain(s)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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