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Knit Tejon Bandana Cowl

I am beyond excited to be releasing this pattern. The Tejon (pronounced TAY-hone) Bandana Cowl is the ultimate fall market prep item. A versatile closet staple that is ALSO a quick knit? Sign me up!

This cowl uses a little over one skein of Lion Brand Thick and Quick and size 15 needles. The highlight of this piece is the smooth decreases that create the perfect tapered edge. We will be working with a few different type of decreases but have no fear, I have linked some tutorials to help you out.

So grab your needles, turn on Netflix and let’s get knitting!

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Knit Manitou Beanie

Who doesn’t love a matching set? Just like with my Manitou Cowl, this hat may look complicated but once you get the special cable stitches down, it is going to fly right off your needles, making it perfect for market prep or holiday gifting. Who doesn’t love a one skein project?

Want to make a matching cowl? Grab a second skein and click here for the free pattern.

For a printable pdf of the Manitou Hat and Cowl set, click here.

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Left Slant Purl Decrease (LSPD) Tutorial

Most knitters are familiar with the right slanted decrease created by K2tog (knit two together), but what happens when you need your decrease to lean to the left? Or better yet, you need a left slanted decrease while working a row of purls? That is where the Left Slant Purl Decrease comes in to save the day!

I admit, I never found myself in desperate need of a left slanted decrease, that is, not until I was designing my Tejon Bandana Cowl. This decrease pairs beautifully with K2tog-tbl (knit two together through back loop) or SSK (Slip Slip Knit).

Something to note, this tutorial will show you how to decrease at the end of a purl row but you can use it where ever you need a left slanted decrease while purling.

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Knit Manitou Cowl

It’s time for our next Fall Market Prep Pattern! This cowl may look complicated but once you get the special cable stitches down, it is going to fly right off your needles, making it perfect for market prep or holiday gifting. Who doesn’t love a one skein project?

For those of you who haven’t been lucky enough to visit Manitou Springs, Colorado, add it to your bucket list. The alternating cables are reminiscent of the steep roads that bring mountain residents to downtown. The best part? Their motto, much like Portland, Oregon, is “Keep Manitou Weird”. It is full of family run businesses, coffee shops and unique finds like apothecaries and a frontiersman store.

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Knit Catamount Beanie

Hello, lovelies! With summer coming to a close and the fall market prep season upon us, I wanted to share my first, and most popular pattern with you all! This quick chunky knit is PERFECT for fall market prep and uses under a skein of Lion Brand Thick and Quick (or any other super chunky yarn).

This pattern is super beginner friendly. If you can knit, purl and knit in the round, you can master this squishy textured hat!

For a printable PDF with directions for both Bulky (5) and Super Chunky (6), click here.

Lets get started, shall we?

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