Katniss Cowl – After the start of the movie

Since the movie came out thinks have gone crazy on ravelry and here on the blog for my Katniss Cowl pattern. Literally everybody seems to look up the pattern. To be honest, I never ever expected this and I’m super proud and hope that after I fixed some really big mistake on the back side chart, even more people will be making this cowl.

I just want to give a kind of statement to some questions and things that came up so far and that I have read in forum posts. Many people seem to like the pattern but many seem to get it, me or my intentions wrong and I feel a bit like I have to explain myself.

  1. The cowl doesn’t look exactly like in the movie. It is not authentical. I haven’t even seen the movie yet. All I had in July to base my design on was this picture where you could see the cowl from the front. I had no idea about what it would look like from the back or that it had an armhole. So my design is my interpretation of that cowl and doesn’t aim in no way to be the exact copy.Katniss_Cowl_on_Katniss
  2. The roped collar doesn’t fall like the one in the movie. The drape is not right. My design includes the nearest way that I found to make something similar like in the movie. I know it doesn’t have the drape of the movie one which is sad because that was what I was aiming for but it was the next best thing I could think of and if your read the quest on designing this cowl, you know I tried a lot…Take-a-look
  3. People comment on the pattern on ravelry and don’t get an answer from me straight away. The pattern is for free because it was the first thing I ever truely designed. I have no professional background in designing things and therefor don’t claim that my design or even more my pattern is fault free. To be honest I never expected that that many people would be interested in it anyway. If you find a mistake, let me know. I’m happy to update the pattern. But I have a fulltime job and (I know, it sounds weird but it is true 😉 a life away from knitting. I love to help but it might take some days until I reply.

Hope you enjoy the pattern and I appreciate every link back to finished goods on ravelry.

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12 thoughts on “Katniss Cowl – After the start of the movie

  1. Hi! Your work is amazing! I do a little knitting myself and wanted to try out this precious pice of craftswork, but unfortunately, the ravelry link seems to be broken (i can’t download the pattern) 😦 can you help me out?

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! It seems a bit complicated, but I’m definitely going to give it a shot, as I just love the cowl!

  3. If I could knit, I’d definitely make this. I saw the movie, and my eyes immediately caught it. The one you made is very pretty! Btw, I used to knit, but haven’t done it in a loooong time. You think I can take it up again? Is it a bit like riding a bike, once you know how, you’ll always have it? 🙂 Angie.

    • I’m sure you can take knitting up again! I think it is really like riding a bike. You would probably have to knit some swatches anyhow to get the required gauge. you could use that to train your knitting abilities again and than you test knit the gauge part in pattern, as suggested. And if this work, nothing can stop you from doing this. And there are always those super helpful youtube videos. So, I’d say: go for it!

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