A new pattern joins the Hands Occupied Pattern Shop today! An ombré bandana whose flexibility of wear, coupled with its beautiful color palette, make this a piece I cannot stop wearing. Despite its ability to be right at home in a casual or formal setting, I felt that calling this a bandana and naming it Howdy Ombré was in order. Why not? It’s a knitting pattern, so of course a cheeky name makes sense! You can get the pattern download in my Ravelry, Craftsy, and Kollabora shops.
Howdy Ombré is a versatile, bias knit bandana featuring easy colorwork. It travels well in every sense. As a work-in-progress, it fits easily in a travel bag, and as a finished garment, it makes a handy accessory that works for casual layering as well as formal wear.
There are so many ways to wear the Howdy Ombré! You can wear it cowl style as a neckwarmer or front-laying triangle bandana, and you can wear it wrap style in a variety of ways too. I call this one the Jane Austen. (Also, hi, library tattoo! She doesn’t often make an appearance on this blog.)
In a palette inspired by marsala, the Pantone color of the year for 2015, this bandana is knit in doubled-up lace weight yarn. The mohair and silk blend yarn result in a lush finished piece with a beautiful fiber halo. You can get your hands on the Shibui Silk Cloud yarn at many a local yarn shop, but if online is more your style, A Good Yarn carries it here.
Yarn support for this design was provided by Shibui.