Anonima Cowl Pattern

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Anonima Cowl Pattern Pattern


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Knitting: Anonima Cowl Pattern
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the round, Alternate Knit and purl, Slip stitches

Pattern Description:

Anonima can be worn doubled or loose, is knit in the round from a provisional cast on, then joined into a tube for easy wearing with no wrong sides. This optical pattern uses 2 complimentary singles of fingering weight semi-solids. (Stash-busting!) The impossible looking pattern is very simple... Only one color is worked at a time- the pattern is just slipped stitches, and combinations of knit & purl. The pattern has a link to a great tutorial on the easiest provisional cast on ever.

The semi-solid colors of the 2 yarns work beautifully together, but the pattern is just as striking in 2 solid color, complimentary yarns.

Example used:
1 skein Madeline Tosh Merino Light in Maple Leaf - color A (420 yards)
1 skein Madeline Tosh Merino Light in Vintage Sari - color B (420 yards)
US #4 32" circular and 1 extra circular needle or cable for cast on edge
9 stitch markers, one unique
Finished dimensions are 5 x 44

The American (Op-Art) artist collaborative, Anonima Group, was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1960 by Ernst Benkert, Francis Hewitt and Ed Mieczkowski.

Belt Buckle Stitch pattern was re- charted from:
Charted Knitting Designs, A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker


6 stitches to the inch in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 5 x 44


  • 420 yards each of 2 complimentary fingering weight yarns, 32" needle in size required for gauge, extra cable or needle, stitch markers

About Designer

About Designer

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Nell Ziroli lives in Atlanta in a little house on a hill
with her youngest daughter Haley. She comes from a family of knitters and otherwise crafty people. Nell has been knitting, teaching and designing for as long as she can remember. You can see some of her designs on her blog

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