Katniss Cowl, Knitting PATTERN for DIY Katniss Inspired Sweater - Knitting Pattern - 2 size options

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This listing is for the PATTERN PDF to make the Katniss Cowl and is NOT A FINISHED ITEM.

THANK YOU to Liz (www.thinkliz.com) for the great photos of her Katniss Cowl in action!


Once you purchase the pattern, your order confirmation from Etsy will include a link to 2 short videos showing how to do the stitch for the body.

If I have any completed cowls ready to ship or made to order, you'll find them here:

Don't forget to check out my newest pattern - the District 12 cowl!

I have finally listed my easy, coordinating long cuff mitten pattern made using the same yarn as my Katniss Cowls. You can find that pattern here:

PATTERN ERRATA: Pattern states that size 17 circular or straight may be used when 17 is called for in the pattern, but straight will not work for the top of the cowl portion. Size 17 circular, 24" or longer will be needed for knitting that portion back and forth.

The #1 comment that I get from people who have made this cowl and people that have purchased the made to order cowl from me is that once you put it on, you just don't want to take it off! :-)

This listing is for the knitting pattern to make my version of the Katniss cowl.

For a seasoned knitter, you can probably make this cowl in just a few days, novice knitters can probably get it done in about a week or so :-)

From the moment I saw the first trailer for Catching Fire I fell in love with the Cowl that Katniss is wearing. This is my version of her cowl, inspired by the rustic warmth, charm and strength of hers, but made with a few changes to make it a little more wearable (and warm!) for every day.

The original garment worn by Jennifer Lawrence in the movie is not a knitted garment, but rather made by hand weaving. I have a nod to this in my version with the hand woven rope detail that you will see where the body splits at the shoulder. This pattern includes instructions for making and placing these braided details. You might be tempted to skip these so you can wear your creation faster, but DON'T. You will be glad you didn't!

The cowl goes farther up than the one shown in the trailer, and ends with the same knitted detail that you see on the body. The side is split to enable you to wear it straight up to block out the cold without it also blocking out your face :-)

The finishing process is just as important to me as the knitting, and I have also included the tips I have for making the finishing of your garment just a lovely as the knitting :-)

GENERAL SKILLS NEEDED: knitting, knitting in the round, picking up and knitting stitches, increasing and decreasing.
I think this pattern is suitable for many skill levels, including an adventurous newby knitter.

Pattern written to make 2 sizes: S/M and M/L

S/M is shown in the photos, and is about 40-42" around at the bottom of the body (where it runs from the shoulder, down the front, under the arm/across the waist and up the back to the same shoulder).

M/L is about 42-44" around this same portion.

The bottom of the cowl/shoulder area on each size has approximately the same measurement that is given for the bottom of the body of each size (S/M = 40-42" and M/L = 42-44")

This can be worn with either arm through the sling - the front and back are identical. Just by flipping it around, you can have the neck slit and the arm opening reversed :-)

BASIC MATERIALS: about 300-350 yards of bulky or super bulky yarn
size 17 and size 13 needles

You may make items to sell from this pattern, but credit must be given to me in your listing. The pattern specifies the language to be used.

This pattern may not be used to produce this item commercially for sale or for mass production, but rather is to be used by home crafters for limited sales only.


Average review
Feb 13, 2016 by Maureen Sutcliffe
The instructions are easy to follow and the use of multiple photos for various steps helped a great deal.
Mar 6, 2014 by Paula Williamson
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I have already made two :) Very easy pattern to follow with the help of step by step directions. I had a question when I started my first one (I'm a beginner knitter) and the customer service was wonderful, she got back to me within minutes with a very polite and detailed answer. After finishing my first one I was wearing it around doing my errands and I had three strangers ask me where I bought it because it was so unique and interesting :) You wont regret buying this pattern!
Feb 24, 2014 by molly thompson
This pattern is great so far! I haven't been able to finish my cowl yet but I cannot wait to!
Feb 19, 2014 by Casey Renee
Can't wait to rock this. Easy to read pattern. Thank you!!
Feb 3, 2014 by Kara

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