Open Knit Scarf Pattern – Bandana Cowl

Ok. If that movie that this features an oversized version of this open knit scarf pattern would not be called ‘Sweet November’, I would have called my bandana pattern ‘Jump into Spring’ instead.

Have you seen the movie Sweet November?* It’s lovely. Her scarf is great, albeit too bulky for Spring-Summer. So, I designed this Open Knit Scarf Pattern for a lovely chenille bandana for Lola instead.

I wanted to design something that would actually fit within a collar, kind of like a necktie. To give it a bit of structure, shape and form, I added a cable. And voilà. Like it?


Easy Pattern

Anyhow, chatter aside,  this super trendy necktie-scarf is another easy, flat-knit pattern for 2 needles that works up ridiculously fast.

This is a perfect project to knit for beginners. It’s small, and the cable is a faux cable (wink), so all you need to know is knit and purl. THE beginners scarf that also looks good.


The yarn is a super soft, velvety chenille yarn. Despite the fact that  chenille’s velvet texture feels luxurious, it tends to be affordable yarn. I picked Louisa Harding* Nerissa, that’s made with 100% cotton. Nerissa is a Worsted-weight or Aran-weight yarn. Per skein of 50 g,  you’ll get a length of 98 yrds (90m)  You’ll need just 1 skein.  Or half, really: this 1-skein wonder scarf leaves you plenty of yarn leftover to make a second project.

If you can’t find Louisa Harding Nerissa (I found mine in my stash), don’t fret.  Consider buying chenille yarn of similar weight from any of my affiliate vendors, e.g. shop Chenille Yarn  at Amazon US).

If I were to make it again, I’d make it in off-white or red. –Maybe that’s idea for you.


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