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Katniss-inspired cowl-sweater-thing from “Catching Fire”

November 25, 2013

I went to see “Catching Fire” with my kids (after, of course, having read the books) and in the very first scene, Katniss is wearing this very cool cowl-thing in the woods with Gale.  As soon as I saw it I wanted one.  This is one of the problems with being a knitter, crocheter, spinner, sew-er.  I get distracted in movies by their cool clothing and accessories sometimes!  (Nanny McPhee, Harry Potter, etc)


In the morning I started looking online and discovered that the ACTUAL thing is handwoven, but that did not deter me.  I found LollyKnits version, but I decided I would rather crochet it, because, honestly, I was in a big hurry.  So I kept looking and found Cogaroo’s crochet version.  Yay!

Of course I changed it.  I always change everything.  And I posted on Ravelry, which is shocking, because I am normally extremely lazy about that, too. 
If you aren’t on Ravelry, I’ll copy most of my comments right here:

Thanks so much to Cogaroo for this! I used 45 stitches chained, joined, sc for the cowl, 8 rounds then 2 rounds dc. {I used a bigger hook on mine than she used, so it went quite fast–I got the whole thing done in one day, with other things in my day, too, but working fairly obsessively for at least a few hours}

For the body, I started doing the herringbone hdc but I was too lazy, so I used a hdc with the hhdc2tog decreases. My triangles were 37 stitches on the long/starting edge.

I went back around the armhole with sc edging at the end.

I used parts of 5 different skeins of yarn (Wool Ease Thick & Quick–two skeins of oatmeal, part of a skein of a brown heathery one; parts of skeins of LB Hometown in cream, brown with flecks and cream with flecks). I meant to weigh the finished piece to get a better idea of exactly how much yarn I used, but didn’t yet.

Cogaroo has a fun little drawing on her site that made this easier to understand and to assemble. The long cross-body cream colored side of the triangle is the cast-on/chain edge, and then you decrease on each end of each row until you get to the point. For the front piece and the back piece.

I actually made the cowl part first, then the body parts, but if you are nervous about running out of yarn, I would do the cowl last, because you could have a shorter or longer cowl, but it would be dumb if you ran out of yarn in the middle of a triangle. ;p