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Katniss cowl is complete

January 30, 2014

With 14+ days to spare, the Hunger Games-inspired cowl I was knitting for a Valentine’s gift for my Little Sis is complete.

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The project was quick and fun.  The pattern was well-written and easy to follow.  However, I’m glad I tapered the body/wrap portion, because I think it more closely resembles the original from the movie.

Katniss cowl

To taper it, I cast on 40 stitches instead of the 85 prescribed in the pattern.  Then, I increased one stitch with every row.  I used the 3rd stitch in each row for the increase stitch.   By the end, I had 87 total stitches, which worked out great for the shape and size.  As an added bonus, that bit of tapering eliminated one entire skein of yarn from the project.  I have an unused skein to return to the store for exchange or refund.

I think I will order one of these Mockingjay pins to go with the gift.

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On the topic of running, with Janathon rapidly coming to a close, I’m trying to decide what kind of training program to begin.  I’m looking at a 3-runs-per-week program again, that I never really got off the ground last time.  I think it is the best option for my training level and working lifestyle.

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3 Comments
  1. very nice! I’m following your blog now too. :)

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