I've been wanting to make a Bandana Cowl since I saw the blog post. What is that, only a year? Not too bad! I knew what yarn I wanted to use, but I just never got around to making it. The weather has gotten really chilly lately, and I figured it was time to go ahead and make it so I could get some use out of it this winter.
I decided to frog the cabled hat I knit, because I just didn't love it. The yarn is Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky (in Ecru), which I bought when we were on vacation in Pigeon Forge last summer. I ran out halfway through the cowl, and switched to Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande (in colorway 100 I think) (and I think I prefer the Baby Alpaca Grande yarn), and it was a pretty close match. If you look, you can see the difference, but when I'm wearing the cowl it's not noticeable.
The cowl came out slightly large I think, but I still like it. The bind off instructions were to bind off very loosely, or to go up a needle size, and I think I bound off way too loosely. Next time I'll just bind off like regular I think. I'd like to knit another one of these cowls or two. They're very easy and quick to knit!