The Archer's Poncho // Katniss Cowl

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The Archer's Poncho // Katniss Cowl Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • crochet
  • knit two together
  • purl two together
  • slip slip knit
  • cast on
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

*** SPRING BREAK SPECIAL RELEASE: This pattern will be available for $1.80 until 8am PST on the 31st of March, 2014. It will then be available for $6.00. ***

By now you've probably heard the story. Passionate knitter watches the second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy and all she can remember or talk about is the incredible cowl/vest that Katniss Everdeen wears in the opening scenes. That was me - and all I could think about for the first half of the film was that cowl/vest. I was dissecting it and wishing I could start experimenting with various stitches and patterns right there in the theatre!

I've since spent countless hours replicating the cowl/vest that I now lovingly refer to as the Archer's Poncho. Although the original piece was woven, I believe I have created a beautiful imitation piece.

Finger knitting, needle knitting and crochet are all lovingly put into each cowl vest. Created using double strands throughout, this sturdy cowl/vest can be worn as a sweater or as a second layer over your lighter winter jackets.

I strongly advise viewing the video links that are included with this pattern. Please note that I refer to the Poncho as the Huntress Cowl in my videos, but have since changed the name.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size fits most


  • Two US50/25mm knitting needles
  • One N/9.00MM crochet hook
  • Two US 35/19.0 mm knitting needles
  • Two US 17/12.75 mm knitting needles
  • One tapestry needle
  • Eleven medium safety pins

Suggested yarn:

848 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Solids

About Designer

About Designer

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Five years ago my husband had just returned home from a seven month tour of duty overseas. We were newlyweds and new home owners and had so much to be grateful for. Unable to contain my happiness, I embarked on a small Facebook experiment, documenting 12 little things a day that I loved? listening to classical music in the park, city gardens found in the unlikeliest of ...

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