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Christiansburg, VA

Nell Ziroli lives in a quirky little house in a small and lovely neighborhood
with her youngest daughter Haley and their companions Daisy + Oliver.
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Anonima Cowl Pattern

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Anonima Cowl Pattern
Anonima Cowl Pattern
Anonima Cowl Pattern

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