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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 types 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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Adult, see below for finished measurements.


  • 2 Skeins, Lion Brand Thick and Quick Yarn or Comparable Super Chunky (6) Weight (Approx 140 yards)
  • Size 15/10mm, 22-24” Circular Needles
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry Needle


  • K                Knit
  • P                Purl
  • K2tog        Knit two stitches together
  • P2tog        Purl two stitches together
  • ST(s)          Stitch(es)


10mm Stockinette 2” = 5 Stitches | 7 Rounds

Finished Product Measurements:

Cowl: 12.5″ wide

Length: 19″ from top to point


Special Stitches:

Inc (increase): Using right needle, lift stitch below the next stitch onto left needle. Knit the stitch you just lifted. Tutorial

K2tog-tbl: Knit two stitches together through back loops. Tutorial

LSPD (Left Slant Purl Decrease): Purl next stitch. Slip purled stitch from right needle back to left needle. Using right needle, lift next unworked stitch OVER purled stitch. Pass purled stitch back to right needle. Tutorial

This pattern is worked both in the round and flat knit. We will start by working the cowl in the round, then work back and forth to create the bandana!

Now that we have all of that business out of the way. Let’s get started!



With size 15/10mm needles:

Cast on 56 (add one additional stitch if you join by slipping last stitch over first).

Join your work to knit in the round (careful not to twist work) and place stitch marker to indicate beginning of round.

Round 1: Purl all

Round 2: Knit all

Round 3: Purl all

Round 4: Knit all

Continue working in stockinette (knitting every round) until the piece measures 6” from needles to edge. 



First, we are going to increase 17 stitches.


Row 1:  *K3, Inc. Repeat from * to last three stitches. K3. (73 STs).

Beginning of Flat Knit Section. We are going to work Row 2, then turn our work. This will create the triangle portion.

Row 2: K2tog-tbl, Knit to last two stitches, K2tog. Turn. (71 STs).

Row 3: P2tog, Purl until last two stitches. LSPD. Turn. (69 STs).

Repeat Row 2 and Row 3 until there are three stitches left on your needles. Turn work. (You should now be working the Wrong Side of your work).

Bind off using Purl Bind Off.


Weave in ends. I recommend steam blocking this piece if you are working with wool or a wool blend.  This will help the drape of the cowl and prevent the bottom point from curling. Here is a tutorial on steam blocking if needed!

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