District 12 Cowl Wrap


District 12 Cowl Wrap

The odds will be in your favor when you wear the cutting-edge District 12 Cowl Wrap. Based off of the wrap worn by Katniss Everdeen in Catching Fire, this stylish garment would make a fantastic holiday gift for the Hunger Games fan in your life. This knitted wrap pattern is constructed in two pieces and then sewn together, resulting in a pattern that can be easily fit to any body type. We could all use some more Hunger Games free knitting patterns in our collection.


Knitting Needle Size13 or 9 mm, 35 or 19 mm

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Finished Cowl circumference about 35 in. (89 cm)


  • 640-154 Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Grey Marble 5 Balls
  • Lion Brand Size 35 [19 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
  • Lion Brand Size 13 [9 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
  • Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

    5 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Cowl pattern with larger needle and 2 strands of yarn held tog.
    9 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Wrap pattern with smaller needle and 1 strand of yarn.
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

    1. Cowl and Wrap are worked separately then sewn tog.
    2. Cowl is worked in the rnd with 2 strands of yarn held tog.
    3. Wrap is worked in rows with a single strand of yarn. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working with straight needles.
    4. Only 2 balls of yarn are required if making Cowl only.

With larger needle and 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 42 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd and join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
Rnds 1-6: Purl.
Rnds 7-10: Knit.
Rnds 11-15: Purl.
Rnds 16-24: Rep Rnds 7-15 Bind off.

With smaller needle and 1 strand of yarn, cast on 85 sts.
Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
Rows1-13: Work in Garter st (k every row) for 13 rows.
Row 14 (WS): Purl.
Row 15: K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end of row.
Row 16: Purl.
Rows 17-29: Work in Garter st for 13 rows.
Rows 30-45: Rep Rows 14-29.
Bind off.

Place a marker anywhere on one edge of Cowl. Place a 2nd marker on the same edge about 12 in. (30.5 cm) from the first marker. Sew one short edge of Wrap to WS of Cowl, gathering the edge of the wrap to fit the 12 in. (30.5 cm) edge of the cowl between the markers. Remove markers.

Note: A helper will make the next part of finishing easier. Try on Cowl, with Wrap in front. Wrap the other end of the Wrap around to your back, adjusting to fit, and pin to edge of Cowl. Take off Cowl and sew end.
Weave in ends.

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Oh thank you so much for this stunning pattern! My 19 year old son is going to do cartwheels of happiness when I present the finished scarf to him. Like his mom he also loves chunky, snuggly sweaters and scarves. Perhaps I will be able to occasionally borrow it from him (without him noticing, of course) otherwise I will have to knit a second one for myself.

This unusual cowl wrap is a project I intend to learn to knit. The cross panel should be longer so that it is loose and falls about the body, is how I plan to knit it.

Anyone tried with DPNS? I'm more confortable with those than circular needles...

This is a must-save for my daughter who is a HUGE Hunger Games fan. The pattern is deceptively simple, too. I've used Lion Brand Wool Ease and it's a great yarn for clothing that's going to get a lot of use. Looks beautiful, very warm and easy to clean.

Not only strikingly beautiful, but a wonderfully practical aspect to it... the wrap can be worn with a jacket or sweater or dress or on those really cold winter days, inside a winter coat or jacket with the front of the wrap filling the v of that stylish coat that always lets in the wind and drafts. Brilliant design


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