Katniss Cowl Tutorial

FINALLY it is ready for you to start knitting! After a long quest the Hunger Games cowl, now called Katniss Cowl is uploaded as a pdf download to ravelry because I realised it would be very very difficult to have it here nicely formated and everything and I guess you would like to print it easily too. Here you’ll find a photo tutorial on how to do the roped collar. And after such a success of the pattern, have a look on a short recap with something like a FAQ.Katniss-Cowl

DOUBLE CORD PART – Photo tutorial

Cut the fabric into 6 stripes of 6cm width and approx. 75-80cm of length. Bind them together and make two braids out of 3 stripes each.

TIP: I wound it around a chair to fixate it and make it easier to work with.

Now bind your yarn mix to the beginning of the braids, take both braid in on hand and start to loop the yarn around the two braid forming an eight. Like this the two braids form the inner cord of the two connected cords, the double cord. Do this until you have enough double cord to go around the neck part.

TIP: it is easier if you have wound your different strands of yarn into one ball.

 

Now sew the double cord to the neckline of the cowl, starting in the middle of the back. When you are about 3-4cm from the beginning of the cord again take both ends of the  double cord, not yet looped around by yarn, and join them by sewing them together with a few coarse stitches. Now carefully loop the yarn around the joint to better connect the two ends and to hide the joint. When you have masked the joint, weave in the loose ends.

You will find the whole pattern here on ravelry. The first knitters have given me their feedback an a major (meaning one stitch too much) mistake in the chart for the back has been fixed. Yet if you have any questions or feedback, please let me know here or on ravelry.

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39 thoughts on “Katniss Cowl Tutorial

  1. Hello !

    I’ve just started knitting and I don’t know a thing about the english knitting vocabulary…

    Do you know if it’s possible in any way to have a french version ?

    Thank you and can’t wait to get started !!

    Whitney

    • Hey, welcome to knitting. I could Guide you towards English-German lists but French, sorry, no idea. Just Google French – English Knitting and I’m sure you get dozens of list with translations!

  2. I love the pattern! I have the front and back finished but now I’m trying to figure out the collar part, I don’t understand how I can attach the collar to the front and back parts as I’m knitting it…unless I’m reading this wrong! Help?! :)

  3. Hi, i found your pattern in ravelry but i can’t download it, i really wanna do this, it’s really beautiful, could you send me the pattern by e-mail? thanks

  4. I’m confused. First it said to cast on 11 st, then 14. then row 2 is p3, k2,p1,k1,p4,k1,p2. Correct? So then row 3 is k1, p1, k1, ox, x, k1, p1, k1 p3. Am I reading it right? Thanks!

  5. I’m trying to start this cowl for my daughter to knit. I’m having a mental block on the “slip one stitch purlwise then yarn over”. On the following row, when I drop the yarn over, I get a “bar” on the front side rather than just a loosened stitch as yours appears to be. I think I’m overthinking this. Help!

    • No problem: you have to slip the stitch on the frontside with the yarn in the back, than yarn over, than slip the second stitch with yarn in the back as well. Like this if you drop the yarn over again, the “bar” is on the wrong side.

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  7. Hi there. I’m almost finished knitting the front and back pieces and I was curious about your instruction to sew the pieces together. In the picture it doesn’t look like they’re attached to anything but the collar piece. Where exactly are they to be sewn together? Thanks.

  8. I’m confused by the way you wrote the gauge – I expected using one bulky and two sports would be fine with size 15 needles but mine definitely doesn’t come to a nice point in the triangle as yours does in the picture. I don’t see how this is possible with a cast on of 11 stitches – then when you move to the back row 1 has 14 stitches – not 11? I was also confused about binding off after 75 rows when only 73 rows are listed even though I know there is some variance for size . . .just keep going til the piece measures shoulder to shoulder. My problem could all come down to misunderstanding gauge – can you please clarify how many stitches to an inch your piece/pattern is?

    • The Gauge is 11 stitches wide because this makes 4 inches, this would make about 3 stitches per inch. But to knit the piece you have to cast on 14 stitches. This probably clears up your misunderstanding.

  9. I’m confused about something. I see on the pattern that you’ve got two make 1’s which will give you two extra stitches for the next row. But you’ve also got a yarn over which creates an extra stitch, so I’m ending up with an extra stitch on each row. Am I doing something wrong?

    • You must note that in the wrong side row, you don’t knit the yarn over, you just drop it again. The yarn over therefore doesn’t give you an extra stitch, it just helps to loosen up the knitting.

      • Ok. Thanks for clarifying that on the pattern. Just one more question. Are the make 1’s going to the right or left? In other words, are you picking the yarn up from the front or back? Back = Right. Front = Left.

      • Ok, thanks for the clarification. I think what you’re automatically doing is a make one to the right. I hadn’t seen the first video before or how to do it that way but that is a m1k to the right. In the second video she shows you three different ways to do it. Right, left, and decorative. I’m assuming that you’re just doing it the first way she shows, which is to the right. Not really a big deal, but can be confusing for some if it’s not noted on the pattern. :)

      • Oh, thanks for letting me know. You see, I didn’t even know there were different ways… I’d just say: do what suits you best. What is important that the new stitches appear left for the front and right for the back of that one stitch that goes unchanged through the whole piece. :-)

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  11. Hi, I like the pattern, but I’m having trouble following it. On row 1, I see K2,P,K, slip one purlwise then yarn over, slip one purlwise, k, p,k,p,p,k,k,k. on row 2, I see p3 (why, if the first three on row one are k2, then p)? Could you explain the first 2-3 rows? Thanks.

    • Hey, thanks for your question. You should note this: row 1 is NOT knitted. It is your cast on row and just noted so you know where row 2 comes from. The first row you actually knit is row 2 (not noted in the chart as it is a wrong side row) and this is why it is p3, k2, p1, k1, p4, k1, p2. Hope this helps!

  12. Thank you for the pattern and all the work you did to put it together. I am in the process of knitting it. Did the front last night. What I plan to do is pick up the yoke stitches on either side and make like a criss-cross on the back instead of the second “triangle” piece (when I sew the double tube piece it will be wide enough to work). I can then take the other end and sew it to the side to close it off like in the picture she is walking into the victors village. I’ll let you know how it comes out. I used 1 strand of an “oatmeal speckled” yarn and 1 strand of the thicker Alpaca yarn in cream which gave a nice thick rustic texture without being too stiff. I’ll post pictures if you want when it is done… let me know where to post. The pattern is awesome…once I got the hang of the design it went really, really fast!

      • So far, so good. I am using us scrap yarn and may over-dye it when I done. I am kind of liking the post-apocalyptic look of all the different yarns, though.

      • I liked that too. My first one is grey wit orange, light green and turquoise which from my perspective is a great colour combination and the second one I made is medium blue, light and dark greish blue, dark blue and white. It gives a great effect, I think.

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