Katniss Cowl-Thing: Phase 1
I got started on this mighty beast (the badass one-shoulder Katniss cowl-thing) yesterday and finished up the neck today. I worked the neck part based on this pattern. I'm really excited to start work on the shoulders tomorrow and I'm going to go in a completely different direction in a valiant attempt to even more closely mimic the weaving. This was (I hope) the most challenging part. By challenging I mean tedious. It was fun at first and then a few hours in I wanted to off myself.
Supplies So Far
- 5/16" polypropylene utility line (it is more lightweight and flexible imo)
- a lot of Lion Brand Super Bulky Hometown USA yarn in gray
- some packing tape (not pictured)
- size J crochet hook
I also had to make 4 end pieces for each end of the long ropes and secure them with more wrapping and slip stitches for another 100 years.
These are super similar to Engineered Creations' end pieces, but I had to make some changes to accommodate my super bulky yarn.
Ch 4, join with sl to form loop, ch 1
5 sc in loop
Work even until the cap-thing is about 2" then leave your ends dangling because they really help when attaching these things to the rope!
I slid the ends on as far as they'd go then used the loose yarn to literally tie the ends to the rope. Then I did a super tight layer of wrapping and sl to cover as much of sc ends as possible to make the pieces look uniform. It was ok with me that they were lumpy - the original is lumpy as all hell.
I think began the astoundingly tedious task of attaching these pieces together to make the neck. I started attaching the first long piece (47") about 4" from its end. I used slip stitches to create a seam between the slip stitches already on each piece from the 500 years of wrapping. For placement purposes I used the outer loops of the circle pieces sl and the inner loops of the long pieces - if that makes any sense.
To attach the third piece of the neck I started with the shorter dangling end of the previous piece. I lined them up then carried on around in the same manner as before. As I went I took care of any loose ends (to avoid weaving in as much as possible) and I crocheted them into my slip stitches of my seam. Everyone hates weaving in ends. It's a drag.