Anakin's Infinity Cowl by Tanis Gray

Anakin's Infinity Cowl

January 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Colorwork
US 7 - 4.5 mm
One size. Width: 14½ in. / 37 cm Circumference: 70 in. / 178 cm
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Growing up on the harsh desert planet of Tatooine in The Phantom Menace, Anakin Skywalker and his mother, Shmi, are slaves who belong to the winged Toydarian, Watto. From an early age, Anakin demonstrates his intelligence and his love of creating things, often making droids or helpful tools to assist his mother and master. His room is a collection of machine parts, half-finished projects, and trinkets he has collected, including a pillow with a distinctive pattern. The same pattern is later seen in Episode II Attack of the Clones as part of his costume when he and Padmé flee the Capital to lie low on Naboo.

Inspired by Anakin’s unique textiles, this unisex stranded colorwork cowl starts with a provisional cast on and is then knit in the round from the bottom up in a tube. The simple Fair Isle pattern works up quickly, and the length is easily adjustable. The ends are not bound off but instead grafted together, creating a seamless loop.

One size

Width: 14½ in. / 37 cm
Circumference: 70 in. / 178 cm

Worsted weight (medium #4) yarn, shown in Queen City Yarn Wesley Heights Worsted (100% superwash merino wool; 218 yd. / 199 m per 3½ oz. / 100 g hank)
Color A: He’ll Only Wear Black Socks (black), 3 hanks
Color B: Pants with Pleats (khaki), 2 hanks

US 7 / 4.5 mm, 16 in. / 40 cm long circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch markers
Waste yarn
US G-6 / 4 mm crochet hook
Spare size US 7 / 4.5 mm needle
Tapestry needle

24 sts and 20 rnds = 4 in. / 10 cm in chart patt
Make sure to check your gauge.