This square is a quick knit, requiring only knit and purl stitches, and other basic skills. A twisted, slip-stitched edging provides a rustic edge for linen that doesn’t gap. Both written instructions and a beginner’s texture chart are included to form your secret paisley. Add a knit tie with a special button or bead as a finishing touch. Bandana measures approximately 20”/51 cm square and uses approximately 242 yards (221 meters) of sport weight yarn.
Accessibility Note: This pattern offers an additional Low Vision pdf option, with Arial 24 point font and photo captions, for those who need large print.
The size of the bandana pattern is easily adjustable.
Sample Yarn Used:
Note: This sample used single ply flax handspun, grown and processed by TapRoot Farm and Fibre Lab and spun by the designer.
-1 skein handspun sportweight flax, 100% linen, 242 yarns (221 m), 3.53 oz (100g) color natural (unbleached)
Commercially available yarns that might be good substitutes:
-TapRoot Fibre Lab sportweight, 100% Linen (yardage unknown)
-Euroflax Sportweight, 100% Linen, 270 yards (247 m), 3.53 oz (100g)
This will make a slightly more dense texture:
- 2 skeins Allhemp 6, hemp for knitting, DK, 100% hemp, 165 yards (151 meters), 3.53 oz (100g)
1 bead or button to fit in eyelet (optional)
Blocking pins, if desired