Cascade Cupcake Bandana Free Knitting Pattern

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Cascade Cupcake Bandana Free Knitting Pattern

This self-fringing pattern is knit in garter stitch from the point up so it's easy to tell when you are running out of yarn. It's the perfect project for using up scraps of yarn of any weight that you have lying around or skeins that are languishing in your stash. The varying weights of yarn in this pattern create a fun textured effect, but you can also use yarns that vary less in weight for a more consistent look. You can tie off the fringe (as shown here), braid the pieces together for larger looking fringe, leave the fringe long, or cut them short. This simple pattern is easy to customize and great for beginner knitters too!

Cascade Cupcake Bandana Free Knitting Pattern
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  • 1 box of Cascade Cupcakes or twelve 15-20 yd scraps of yarn
  • US Size 9 or 10 needles
  • 1 - 3/4" button

Not super important, but the sample averages 3.5 sts per 1"

Finished Measurements
  • 21" wide at top edge
  • 10" tall from top edge to point (not including fringe)

*Please note, size is entirely customizable. You could certainly keep going and make this larger, even shawl sized. However, the bandana shown uses up most of the yarn in your Cascade Cupcake set. If you are using stash yarn or scraps, you can certainly make it whatever size you want. Just keep going in the pattern until you are satisfied with the size and width.

About the Designer

Designer - Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich lives in Reno, NV and works on the Customer Engagement team at Jimmy Beans Wool; her tasks include social media (Ravelry & Pinterest, yay!) and coordinating the blog, she co-writes the bi-monthly newsletters and designs knitting, sewing and crochet patterns among various other fun tasks. Outside of work, she is the designer behind Marinade Designs (, her own line of knitting patterns that she is hoping to expand in the coming year. When she's not knitting or sewing her own clothes, she is working in her garden, tending to her chickens, cooking up delicious food, doing yoga, or hiking and backpacking with her husband and their feisty little mutt Wallace. Feel free to check out all of Kristen's designs on Ravelry:

For help with any of Kristen's patterns on the JBW Free Patterns Page, feel free to e-mail her directly at:

We hope you enjoy this free knitting pattern. This free pattern and the associated photographs are only for personal non-commercial use and are not for resale.
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