This sweet and simple Knit + Fold Bandana is a one- or two–skein little gem, a lightweight heavyweight for when afternoons stretch into nights and outings into adventures.
Bandanas come from almost everywhere and every time. From Hermés catwalks to cattle roundups, you can’t pin down a bandana… And who would want to? They’re the perfect chameleon!
We knit ours up in our earthy and elegant Cattail Silk, spun and dyed in Japan. Now in 13 gorgeous new colors, we used Kingfisher Blue, a starry-skied beauty, but with colors like juicy Purple Sumac and plucky Greenfinch Yellow, not an easy choice!
Construction is nothing but a stockinette square that you fold along the diagonal into a classic bandana triangle. You only need one skein of yarn for the smallest size (shown here), or two for the two larger sizes. Simple, jaunty, and totally lovely!
Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.
- 1 (2, 2) skein(s) of Purl Soho’s Cattail Silk, 100% silk. Each skein is 618 yards; approximately 618 (789, 973) yards required. We used Kingfisher Blue.
- US 4 straight or circular needles
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Finished Dimensions: 24 x 24 (27 x 27, 30 x 30) inches, with a hypotenuse of approximately 34 (38¼, 42½) inches
Cast on 144 (162, 180) stitches.
Row 1 (wrong side): K1, purl to last stitch, k1.
Row 2 (right side): Knit to end of row.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 24 (27, 30) inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 1.
With right side facing you, bind off knitwise.
Weave in ends and block as desired.