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Jakku Jakku - PDF Knitting Pattern

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THE STORY

While I have seen all of the Star Wars movies to date, I cannot call myself a super fan. Naming this cowl has taken months, but after seeing the most recent film, I’m convinced this is a cowl worthy of the culture on Jakku.

YARN

Apple Tree Knits Purl Jams Plush DK (DK weight; 100% superwash merino; 280 yds / 256 m per 4 oz /113 g): 1 skein ‘Star Wars’

NOTIONS

  • US 6 (4mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needle
  • Fixed stitch markers (3 distinct from one another)
  • Removable stitch marker (optional)
  • Row counter (optional)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

19.75” / 50 cm neck circumference, 8” / 20 cm side depth, 14.75” / 37.5 cm front depth

PROJECT GAUGE

20 sts and 40 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch, knit in the round, after blocking

NOTES

  • This cowl is worked both in the round, and flat. While a 16” circumference needle is needed for the work in the round, you may adjust needle length for the portion of the cowl worked flat, if desired.
  • The flat portion of this cowl is created using the Wrap and Turn (W&T) short row method. Instructions are provided to create a W&T.
  • As this cowl is worked in garter you won’t need to pick up the wrap when finishing the short row section. The garter stitch hides the wrap without holes.
  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
  • All sts will be slipped purlwise unless otherwise noted.
  • This cowl is designed to use up the majority of a 280 yd / 256 m skein of DK weight yarn. If you are using a DK weight skein with less yardage, reduce the number of rows repeated between each increase row by 1 repeat until you begin working flat.

  • When blocking this cowl, I recommend turning the cowl so that the EOR “seam” is facing up (you are looking at the WS of the short row section). Move the EOR seam o-center so that all 8 points are laid flat on the blocking mat. Pin each point out and allow the cowl to dry flat, off-center. When the cowl is completely dry, you may wish to steam out any fold lines that have occurred during the drying process.

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