Why should winter scarves have all the fun? Our Knit + Fold Bandana in our new Picnic Cotton is a marvelous take-everywhere accessory for the halcyon days of summer!

Knit + Fold Bandana In Picnic Cotton | Purl Soho

With three sizes to choose from you can knit and fold exactly the size and shape bandana that fits your personal brand of adventure, whether that’s out on the town, out in the world, or out back in the hammock.

Knit + Fold Bandana In Picnic Cotton | Purl Soho
Knit + Fold Bandana In Picnic Cotton | Purl Soho

All you need are knits and purls for this simple stockinette square. Fold it along the diagonal and you’re set to go!

Knit + Fold Bandana In Picnic Cotton | Purl Soho

Made in our beautiful new Picnic Cotton, these soft and lightweight Bandanas are as fresh as a daisy! Choose from twelve colors inspired by the sweetness and fun of summer, such as Pink Peppermint, Key Lime, and Summer Hay.

Knit + Fold Bandana In Picnic Cotton | Purl Soho

Picnic Cotton is made in Peru from 100% organically grown Pima cotton, a fiber with an extra-long staple that is famous for being uniquely soft and strong. The two-color structure features delicate, colored threads wrapped around a soft, fluffy core, which knits up into a beautifully marled fabric.

Knit + Fold Bandana In Picnic Cotton | Purl Soho

It takes four, five, or six 50-gram skeins of Picnic Cotton to make the three sizes of Knit + Fold Bandana. Whatever the size, pick the color that’s singing your name, and cast on for this summer’s thing you’ll love! 

Knit + Fold Bandana In Picnic Cotton | Purl Soho

Originally designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Share your progress and connect with the community by tagging your pics with #PurlSoho, #PurlSohoBusyHands, #PurlSohoKnitAndFoldBandana, and #PurlSohoPicnicCotton. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Materials

Knit + Fold Bandana In Picnic Cotton | Purl Soho
  • 4 (5, 6) skeins of Purl Soho’s Picnic Cotton, 100% organically grown Pima cotton. Each skein is 164 yards/ 50 grams; approximately 650 (815, 975) yards required. We used Heirloom White, Blue Light, and Summer Hay.
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) straight or circular needles

GAUGE

26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

SIZES

Small (Medium, Large)

  • Finished Dimensions of Square (unfolded): 24 x 24 (27 x 27, 30 x 30) inches
  • Finished Length of Wingspan (folded): Approximately 34 (38¼, 42½) inches

Samples: Our Heirloom White sample is the Small size; Blue Light is the Medium size; and Summer Hay is the Large size.

NOTE

Construction

This wrap is a square that, to wear, you fold into a double-layered triangle.

PATTERN

Cast on 156 (176, 194) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

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.

Knit + Fold Bandana In Picnic Cotton | Purl Soho
Knit + Fold Bandana In Picnic Cotton | Purl Soho
Knit + Fold Bandana In Picnic Cotton | Purl Soho