I’m going to pull some hipster status here, just for a moment: I was a fan of The Hunger Games soon after it was first published. One of my friends read it for a book report weeks after it was released, and I was hooked after her presentation. Also, as I’ll publish later on, Young Adult Dystopian Fiction is kind of my thing. I wrote my senior thesis for my English degree on it. It was a really good excuse to read books like The Hunger Games, The Giver, Gathering Blue, Delirium, Divergent, and more. Maybe I’ll post my thesis on here at some point.
ANYWAY, as a diehard books fan, it took me awhile to see the movie. For books that I love, I make sure not to watch any trailers, look at promotional pictures, or anything until I see the movie. I learned my lesson during the lead-up to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I’m much happier. This is why I didn’t see this picture of Katniss until after the movie had been out for awhile. Apparently, while I was busy avoiding spoilers, the knitting world was in a tizzy trying to replicate this unique piece of knitwear. I, however, was completely blown away by it as I sat in the theatre. I immediately did a search for some patterns after the movie, and was really surprised that so many people were already replicating it!
The Huntress Cowl by Lollyknits is the first one that I found, and very popular on Ravelry. There were already over 100 projects when I finally found it! I admire her for creating it, but there was something about it that I wasn’t really feeling. It might be because the body part is a little too tight, and I would want something more fluffy.
This looks a little more like what I want. The District 12 Cowl Pattern by BoPeepBonnets on Etsy. I have some trepidations, however, because there’s also a picture where it just looks like an infinity scarf. Since the mannequin is armless, I don’t know if this version has the unique under-the-arm construction of the original.
This is probably the one I’ll end up buying when I decide to take on the project. The Katniss Inspired Huntress Cowl by KYSSA is thick and fluffy, which I like. I wasn’t really a fan of the ones that are small and fit close to the body. The herringbone stitch kind of worries me though; my mother made me a scarf out of it and didn’t have a pleasant time.
My fingers are twitching at the thought of owning one of these marvelous pieces. I’ve never bought a pattern before, as I like being able to see if it is of quality before beginning, so that’s why I’m a little tentative about pursuing that last one. The first one is free, but not exactly what I want. I’m not much of a pattern-maker yet (thought I did just design the first draft of a hat!), otherwise I would try to create one myself.
Would you wear one of these? Do you have a piece in your library that’s making your fingers twitch like mine?