Did you know that before I sewed I learned how to knit and crochet? My grandmother taught me my first craft obsession, crochet, and my mom taught me how to knit. Craftiness runs in my family!

In March I attended the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival with my mom and godmother. It’s a FANTASTIC event with oodles of vendors, demonstrations and more. While there I saw a woman wearing a beautiful cowl contraption that looked identical to the one Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) wore in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. I asked her where she found the pattern, and she said it was the “Katniss Cowl” on Ravelry.

After I hurried home to download the pattern and buy my yarn. I found the pattern on Ravlery, right where she said it would be, but I was dissapointed to find out that the pattern maker was not able to sell the pattern anymore. So. Sad.

Fast forward eight months later and enter Kollabora.

In addition to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the plethora of other sites that I am a member of, I also belong to Kollabora**. It’s a community for makers, and I’ve really come to love it over the past few months. It is a great site to gather inspiration from, and it pulls all kinds of different projects in from different patterns. There are also tons of different “communities,” like sewing, crocheting, knitting, etc. as a way of categorizing what you make. 

From November 24 to December 8 Kollabora ran a make-along for the Huntress Vest pattern by Two of Wands. That’s all I needed to know. I bought the pattern and you can see the results below.

Details:
The yarn: Lion Brand Thick n’ Quick Wool Ease in Red
The supplies: knitting needles (circular size 15) for the herringbone piece, two crochet hooks (size N and J), stitch markers and a tapestry needle
Size: one size fits most
Changes: My stitches were a little tight, so I added about 4 extra rows at the end of the pattern.

This is a fabulous pattern. It’s a very quick make, and it looks wonderful. The best part is the wow factor. Yes, you can wear it over a slim fit jacket (like Katniss), but you can also wear it under your regular winter coat with the cowl piece popping out. No one knows what magic is underneath!

What are your thoughts? Do you think you’ll try this awesome pattern?!

**This is not a sponsored post. I just really enjoy Kollabora.

//Victoria

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