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The Blue Ridge Mountains form the backdrop for my home in Central Virginia. It’s a beautiful area and the surrounding countryside provides inspiration for many of my designs. The ever changing colors ...

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Catching Katniss

from Lara Smoot Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Catching Katniss
Catching Katniss
Catching Katniss
Catching Katniss
Catching Katniss
Catching Katniss

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • cast on
  • bind off
  • chart reading
  • yarn over
  • K2tog

Pattern Description:

Catching Katniss was inspired by the Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie. The delicate lace edging of the shawl represents the flames that turn into the stunning Mockingjay gown that Katniss wears. This effortless shawl begins with an easy lace border, followed by a garter stitch body that is worked in short rows. It's a perfect take to the beach or road trip knitting project! If you have never knitted a shawl, this would be a perfect one to begin with.

This deceptively easy to knit shawl begins with a delicate lace edging worked from the bottom up. The body is worked in garter stitch short rows.


22 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in In lace pattern, blocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 50" across the top, 7.25" on short ends, 19. 25" deep, 30.5" on each long side. The size can be adjusted by adding additional lace repeats.


  • 340 yards of fingering weight yarn, US 7 32" circular needle, tapestry needle for weaving in ends, blocking wires and blocking boards are not required but very helpful

Suggested yarn:

340 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Indieway Yarns First String Plus, Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply Fingering.


Shown in Indieway Yarns Ring of Fire Colorway.

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