Banjara (Wanderer) Cowl


Banjara means “wanderer” in Hindi (also a pretty cool bollywood song) and it seemed perfect for this cowl because of the wandering cables that give it it’s understated beauty. The wandering cowl is written for 500 yards of DK weight yarn for a cosy, highly textured and versatile accessory. Worked seamlessly in the round, 1x1 cables create “wandering” lines of texture. Each knit stitch is worked through the back loop for extra definition. The resulting cowl is generously sized and easy to wear. This pattern works well with both gradients and semi solid yarns.

You will need:

  • 1 Husky (500 yard) gradient in Muskoka or Escarpment DK, of 500 yards of DK weight yarn. Sample shown in ‘Shadow”
  • 4 mm circular needles, 16” or 24” cir.
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1 stitch marker


12” tall
30” circumference
Height and Circumference are adjustable

32 stitches = 4 inches in cable pattern
Gauge is not critical