Last week, a customer came to the Farmers’ Market in Peninsula to purchase a skein of our 100% alpaca yarn in a heavy worsted weight. The yarn was in a gorgeous natural, off-white color.

We told her to bring back what she knit with it. It’s what we tell all our customers. We WANT to see what they’ve made with our yarn. In fact, we LOVE to see the creativity of all the knitters, spinners and felters out there.

So this past Saturday, Deb Klug, of Walton Hills, came back with her project in hand.


Deb chose to knit the Bandana Cowl from the Purl Bee by Purl SoHo.

It was a quick, simple knit and she did a beautiful job.

modeling cowl

Deb didn’t think the cowl went with her Tigers t-shirt, so Maggie, Brighton Wool’s own resident beekeeper, is doing the honors. We love this soft, drapey cowl so much, we are choosing to overlook Deb’s Detroit Tigers shirt. We are, after all, in Cleveland Indians country!

The cowl uses between 100 and 130 yards of yarn and size 10 needles. It’s a simple, mostly knit, pattern, but it does use short rows. If you’ve never knit short rows before, never fear! Purl Bee can help with that too. They have a short rows tutorial.

So dive in. You’ll have this bandana knit in no time. When the cool, fall weather hits, you’ll be ready and looking stylish.

bandana cowl