Knitting pattern for Knitting is my therapy bandana
Knitting can have many purposes. To a stressed or troubled brain, it may serve as a haven, easy to navigate in and leaving little space for thoughts running out of control. Knitting is a pleasure when it does not stress the brain too much. For example, it can be stressful continuously having to change focus between pattern and knitting, concentrating too much on gauge, or worrying whether your knitting is ’good enough’.
The Knitting is my therapy bandana has been designed and developed for knitters who need an intuitive knitting project; to this end, the pattern uses slightly longer descriptions.
The pattern offers 2 different versions: one with wide structure stripes and another one with a seed stitch pattern.
The bandana is worked from only 1 ball of Önling No 15, which is a lovely, soft and classic 100% merino wool.
Önling donates 5 dkr / 0.65 USD for every sold pattern in 2022 to @sind.dk - a Danish charity that advocates understanding and tolerance of people with mental problems and illnesses and their families.
The kit contains: Önling No 15 and a digital knitting pattern
The pattern is a PDF file. Immediately after purchase you will be able to download the pattern directly from the purchase confirmation page. You will also receive an e-mail with a link to your pattern, and the pattern will be available here at the site via your personal account - so remember to create an account :-) Read more about digital knitting patterns here.
Designed by Katrine Hannibal for Önling.
Size: One size.
Structure striped bandana: approx. 17x120 cm / 7x47 inches.
Rice stitch bandana: approx. 15x100 cm / 6x40 inches.
Both measured after washing, blocking, and drying
Materials: 50 g Önling No. 15, 100 % merino uld, 175 m pr. 50 g.
Structure stripes: Pale Grey (7138) = 50 g
Seed stitch: Green (0487) = 50 g
Each version is worked all the way through with 1 strand of No 15.
Recommended needles: Recommended circular needle size 4 mm / US 6, 80 cm / 32 inches long
Gauge: Seed stitch (alternately k over p and p over k) before washing: 20 sts x 38 rows of seed stitch on needle size 4 mm / US 6 = 10x10 cm / 4x4 inches.
Structure stripes (3 rows stockinette from the right side, 3 rows stockinette from the wrong side) before washing: 19 sts x 30 rows of stripes on needle size 4 mm / US 6 = 10x10 cm / 4x4 inches well stretched. Stretched height approx. 48 rows
Procedure: The bandana is worked back and forth from one pointed end to the other with i-cord edges at both sides. Increases are worked at the beginning of rows until half the yarn has been used. Then decreases are worked in the same side until all the yarn has been used.