Sibley is a simple bandana cowl with buttons along the back neck edge. It is a super easy, super quick knit that will keep you cozy and cute all winter long! Try it with a bulky weight commercially spun yarn, roving style yarn, or hand spun yarn or unique bottoms for a special touch!
Finished Dimensions: 17” long, 21” around
Needles: Size 10.5 (6.5 mm)
Gauge: 14 sts and 20 rows over 4” in stockinette
YO: Yarn Over
CO: Cast on
BO: Bind off
- Beginning: co 3 sts
row 1: (k1, yo) twice, k1
row 2: k2, p1, k2
row 3: k2, yo, k1, yo, k2
row 4: k2, p3, k2
2 Bandana Body
row 1: k2, yo, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2
row 2: k2, p to last 2 sts, k2
repeat these 2 rows to 53 sts
row 1: k2 yo, k, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2, co 10 sts.
row 2: k12, p 51, k2, co 10 (75 sts)
row 3: k all sts
row 4 k2, p61, k12
row 5 k
row 6 k2 p to last 2 k2
Then work buttonhole rows as described below
4: Buttonhole rows:
Step 1: k2. Bring yarn to the front of the work, slip the next stitch purlwise and bring the yarn to the back. *Slip another stitch and pass the previous slipped stitch over (1 stitch bound off ). ; repeat from * until you have bound off desired number of sts to fit your buttons (I did 2) (do not use working yarn to bind off ).
Step 2: Slip the last stitch on the R needle back to the L needle and turn the work around (WS will be facing you). Insert the R needle between the first and second stitches on the L needle. Wrap yarn around as if to knit and draw up a new loop, place this loop onto the L needle (1 stitch cast on). Continue to CO stitches in this manner until you have CO the number of stitches that were bound off + 1 additional stitch.
Step 3: Turn the work again (RS now facing). Slip the first stitch from the L needle to the R needle and pass the extra cast on stitch over. Slip the last stitch on the R needle back to the L needle and continue as established.
Row 2: k2, p to last 2 sts, k2
*Work row 5-6 of Cowl four more times, then work another bottom hole row. Repeat once more from * (3 buttonholes created).
5. k 3 rows and BO all sts
6. Sew in ends, sew on buttons, and Block
*Pattern by: Annie Lupton, Yarn Spinner, Indie Dyer and owner of Boho Chic Fiber Co.
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