made: huntress cowl

Hi everyone! :)

Thanks to everyone who congratulated me on my engagement last week! I’m super stoked as you can imagine :) We’re getting married some time next year, and it will be boho and awesome and in a forest – and there will come a comprehensive blog post!

But first things first. I finished my huntress cowl that I told you about last week! :) I got my friend Lotte to model it for me again (you might recognise her from when she modeled the Verona shrug for me). Originally I wanted to shoot this in the woods, but when I woke up and saw that it was extremely foggy outside, I knew *just* the place to go to; so instead of a forest we decided to go for an urban jungle!





Honestly, how awesome is that fog? It was absolutely freezing when I shot this; you can clearly see the bridge is frozen, as well as extremely slippery! Luckily we managed to stay mostly upright while we were on the bridge ;)

This cowl is my new favourite winter accessory. It’s new, different, and absolutely stunning! Not to mention, very cozy and warm – essential properties for *any* winter accessory if you ask me.

I used a pre-existing pattern for this: the amazing Huntress Cowl pattern by Two of Wands! (keep on reading for your chance to win a copy!)




I made it with Scheepjes Stonewashed XL yarn. I used around 8 skeins to make this, and I used the yarn double stranded with a 10mm hook. There is also a tiny piece of knitting in there – it’s the triangle patch on the right side that forms the arm hole. (I’ve talked about it a bit more in my WIP post right here)

Pattern: Huntress Cowl by Two of Wands
Yarn: Scheepjes Stonewashed XL, about 8 skeins used double stranded in the Crystal Quartz colour way (number 854)
Hook size: 10mm crochet hook, 15mm knitting needles
Time it took to complete: About 1 day/2 evenings.
Happiness level: Over the moon!!!



The construction of this cowl is done very cleverly. Even though it looks like quite a big project to finish, it’s done in no time! Basically, you make a couple of strips of fabric, which you then attach in a certain way to form the cowl.

It really is quite a genius pattern, and so I am very pleased to tell you that you can win a copy of the pattern! :) Alexi from Two of Wands was kind enough to give away 3 copies of the pattern!

For your chance to win, leave a comment here stating what yarn you would use to make this cowl, and who you would make it for. I’ll draw a winner sometime next week!

Good luck everyone, and… May the odds be evah in your favah!


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  1. Loving this! if I was lucky enough to win the pattern I would make it for my daughter who is a huge fan of the film/book this is inspired by. it is her 13th birthday in January – so just enough time to make it.

    I would choose some merino/possum wool from my home of NZ!


  2. Ohhhhh Wink I so love this cowl…so different than any I have seen! I believe that I would use Lionbrand Wool-ease to produce this …..and I would make it for my daughter whos is a Theater and Dance major in college…….just magnificent!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting this give-away! I would use Sirdar Big Softie Super Chunky in the color finn!

  4. . . . and I would make it for my mom!

  5. I have some Wendy Pampas super chunky in a rust colour, just perfect for my daughter.

  6. I would make iT for my beautiful daughter in exactly the same yarn, because I just loooooove to crochet with stonewashed :0)

  7. I would make it for myself! :)
    I would use Drops Eskimo or Scheepjes stone XL

  8. I would have to be greedy and make it for myself in the exact same yarn because yours looks amazing!!!

  9. Any non wool bulky yarn. Lion Brand Jiffy perhaps My problem is a wool allergy. However it needs to resemble wool.

  10. That’s a really nice project you’ve made! I would like to make this cowl for my mother in law. In a few weeks she needs to have a surgery and after the surgery she needs to take a rest for 4-6 weeks. Therefor I would like to make for her this cowl, so she’ll have nice and warm during her recovery.
    I Think I will use the Stonewashed XL color 850 for this project!

  11. ik zou hem voor me zelf maken. met stonewashed xl . ziet er echt super uit

  12. Prachtig. Mijn dochters Emma en Julia zijn helemaal weg van Kate en haar colsjaal. De boeken en films van de Hungergames worden hier regelmatig herlezen en gekeken. Als ik het patroon win wil ik voor allebei de meiden een sjaal maken. Ik weet zeker dat ik ze daar heel gelukkig mee maak.

  13. I have been looking for a Pattern to finally have an excuse to buy some scheepjeswol stonewashed so yes please. I would love this pattern.

  14. zit al heel lang over de catniss cowl te kwijlen……

  15. Prachtig! Ik wil deze graag maken voor mijn dochter, met de Tweed van de Zeeman! Die lijkt me hier uitermate geschikt voor, en past binnen een klein budget. Maar de stonewashed XL zal ook erg mooi uitpakken.

  16. I love this yarn, so it would be scheepjes stonewashed for me, it will be a x-mas present for my daughter.

  17. Geweldig is hij! Ik heb op pinterest gekeken, en dit patroon is VERUIT het mooiste patroon van de huntress vest. Waarvan te maken is nog moeilijk, maar hij lijkt me van Schoeller & Stahl Alessa, kleur 701 roodbruin erg mooi. En ten slotte zou ik hem maken voor mijn vriendin. Zij was voorheen erg handig, en maakte vanalles zelf. Na haar 3 hersenbloedingen kan zij dit niet meer, wat ze met vlagen erg moeilijk te accepteren vindt, maar waarbij ze meteen bedenkt hoe goed ze eigenlijk hieruit gekomen is. Ze is samen met haar dochter naar de hunger game films geweest, dus ik denk dat zij en haar dochter hier erg blij mee zouden zijn!
    Groetjes Monique

  18. Great project and giveaway! Of course I’d use Scheepjes too – it’s perfect. But probably the darkest shade of grey/black.

  19. Hmmmm… Probably my bernat chunky… For my Hunger Games loving friend… It would be an amazing gift!

  20. Lovely project! I’d make it for my daughter and use Loops and Threads Country Loom. It would be great for our cold Canadian winters! Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  21. Beautifull!!! I would like to make this for my daughter in law, because just married my son this week. I use also the scheepjeswol.

  22. I saw your first post on this ‘cowl/shrug’ and it looks fantastic, would go over my biker jacket a treat. I have lots of a similar coloured debbie bliss Lima yarn that I would use, a similar colour to yours. But if I needed to buy yarn then I’d buy a dark petrol blue colour.

  23. Love this post!! The cowl, settings and the model’s clothing are all spectacular!! However, my favorite shot is the spider’s web. I guess that would be obvious from my email address.

  24. Ik zou deze maken met scheepjes stonewashed 851, een erg mooie kleur waar mijn dochter dol op is! Zelf hou ik ook van een lekker warme kraag, dus misschien maak ik er dan wel 2!!! Eerst maar eens hopen dat we winnen!

  25. I am not sure of what brand of yarn, but would stick with the color scheme you did. I would probably try to make three :) one for my daughter, one for my daughter-in-law and one for myself.

  26. I would use Bernat Softee Chunky, and go with a charcoal color.

  27. Soooo in love with this cowl and the yarn!! Hopefully I win and I’ll cast on right away! You make my day! Xoxo Gin

  28. I’d probably use Lion Brand Wool-ease Thick and Quick, so it’d only take one strand. :)

  29. I love this project & I am a huge fan of Katniss Everdeen ;)
    I will make it for me, with a chunky charcoal yarn like the one named Pacha from a French brand named Fonty.

  30. I would use lion brand wool ease and I would make this my sister and one for me!

  31. I would love to win this pattern!! I would make it using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. It’s so soft and works up really fast!

  32. I just ordered, on a whim, a full bag of a discontinued yarn – Sonnet by Wisdom Yarns – the color number is 796 but it is a creamy color combination of subtle pinks and caramels and lavendars and greens… Anyway, it seems that is the yarn that has chosen itself for this project! I’ve seen this pattern many times and it’s always done in a solid color. I would like to do it in a yarn that has beautiful and subtle shading, just like a Sonnet!

  33. Origineel .heel mooi model .
    Zou er ook wel eentje willen maken

  34. Ik doe graag mee, en ik zou de col maken van stone washed XL in de kleuren 850 en 851. De rode in de col, en de paarse in het borst stuk.
    En ik zou hem maken mezelf, omdat ik net begonnen ben met haken en mezelf een uitdaging wil stellen waarin ik iets moois maak en veel van leer.

  35. Scheepjes Stonewashed XL I think although I prefer not to work double stranded. I love the look of the Stonewashed! :)

  36. Hi. I love this cowl. I love The Hunger Games so I’m fan of this pattern. I think I would let my mom do the knitting, because I’m not a good knitter. I would love to make one for myself and one for my mother and sister in law. I would use any kind of thick yarn. Maybe Drops Design Eskimo or Scheepjes Stone Washed XL, which I really love. In blue or red for myself, a blue one for my mom and a purple one for my sister in Law. She loves purple! haha. I really hope to win this pattern. Have a really nice day!!!!!!

    Lovely crochetgreetings,

  37. I’d use Red Heart with Love and I would make it for my adult (step)daughter who has impeccable fashion sense. She’d look stunning in it, but then again, she would look great in mud and leaves. I’m very blessed to have a great relationship with her and she loves it when I make her things. Good luck everyone! And thanks for the opportunity to win!

  38. I would love to make this for my granddaughter a college student at St. Olaf University in Northfield, MN. Probably use a chunky slate color yarn, double thickness. Hopefully I will win this smashing pattern.

  39. I love this pattern! I would make this cowl for myself. I can imagine the Drops Andes, alpaca and wool blend, would be great for it. I wish the Scheepjeswol was available in my country, though. It looks so yummy!

  40. Hi there and congratulations! May you have many years together of wedded bliss!
    I would use the same yarn you used or Lion Brand Thick. Might even try it with Vivkie Howell’s Sheepish just for fun.
    Crossing my fingers!! Would love to win this!

  41. So in love! My new favorite yarn is Lion Brand’s Heartland line and would probably find one of those to use.

  42. I would love to win this pattern! I would make it for my 14 year old niece, and would use Scheepjes Stonewashed XL yarn.

  43. Looks great! I’d use some lion brand thick and quick to make myself one. :)

  44. oh I would love to make this for a really good friend of mine. She is a big fan of the movies so how obvious can it be ;) and I would use stylecraft chunky not sure which colour.


  45. Hey,

    great work (and pattern!) –
    I´d use some handspun wool my sister made… for myself!

    All the best,

  46. I’m not sure what yarn to use yet but since I’m a fan I’d make one for my self.Thank you for this giveaway!

  47. I love this col, I will make it for my daughter, a great Hunger Games fan. The yarn I will using is Scheepjeswol Stonewashed.

  48. This is lovely! I think I would use Scheejeswol Stonewashed XL in Green Agate (855) and make 2, one for my daughter and one for me!

  49. Wow, gorgeous cowl. I know three young ladies who would love to get and wear such a cowl. I love to work with Stonewashed yarn, but I think that the cowl looks special with Katia Azteca in nice colors.

    Lovve, Margaret

  50. I would use some lovely chunky sirdar yarn that has been waiting for a lovely project to come along, it is also grey. Not lucky enough to have eady access to Scheepies yarn, I would do it for me as suffer with arthritis especially in the cold weather. Would keep my neck lovely and warm.

  51. I’ve been in two minds about this pattern up until now, but seeing yours has convinced me I should make one. So of course I am now in two minds about what yarn I would use. After seeing you and Sarah swooning over the scheepjeswol stonewashed I am tempted, otherwise something like Sirdar denim ultra would be my choice. I’d probably go for a darker colour though.

  52. This is gorgeous. Congrats on your engagement

  53. Lion brand WoolEase

  54. Hi Wink, I would use some of the gorgeous wool fro Bendigo Woolen Mills, from their Stellar yarn range in a dark grey!

  55. I would love to win the pattern! I’m going to make a new cowl myself with some wool I’ve left, creamy colors with bits of green and purple (sorry no wrap left anymore)

  56. This is stunning – I think I’d go along with the Scheepjes wool perhaps in gold or turquoise.

  57. Hi Wink! Thank you for giving us all the chance to win a copy of this pattern, I love the simplicity of it. I have promised my son (who spent 6 hours sorting through and cataloging my stash with me) not to buy any more yarn until I have worked through my current stash. This means that I’ll have to get creative with this project but I have some gorgeous Debbie Bliss Paloma in Purple and Burnt Orange which might bring a colourful twist to this already funky design. Good luck to everyone, I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

  58. I would probably use Lion brand WoolEase, or Bernat Chunky. I love it.

  59. I would most likely use Lion brand or Loops & Threads. Totally love this pattern & may have to purchase in the new year! :D

  60. I would use Lion Brand Heartland yarn in Mount Rainier. Gorgeous!!!

  61. I would use Cozy Wool in Spearmint. It’s a nice emerald green with a hint of blue. Love it!

  62. que lindo te ha quedado, y la lana precisa, me encantaría tejerme una igual pero de color negro. Saludos

  63. Love it! I’d make it for my sister, probably in lion brand wool-ease

  64. I have wanted to make one of these for a year now! A friend of mine has a teenage daughter who is extremely misunderstood and I know she would love this! I would use a super chunky yarn in a blue color!

  65. How gorgeous have just the wool to complete this

  66. Such a nice turnout on the pattern. I would make this for my sister but don’t really know yet which yarn I’d use.

  67. That looks great! I love the styling of the photoshoot too. Id love to make this in a deep and rich colour, maybe red or teal with flecks of another colour running through. Id make it for me!

  68. I would make it for my niece

  69. I think this one is amazing. I would make it in alpaca wool. Soft and warm.

  70. Probably Lionbrand Woolease

  71. Oh I love it! I would make one for my daughter using loops and threads charisma in the Grey color you have it in! Love it, love it, love it!

  72. I would use Lion Brand Thick and Quick to make it extra chunky and a one of a kind for my daughter. She’s an original!

  73. I would probably use a chunky grey color, I am in love with the color of yours. I would make it for myself! I’ve been obsessed with it since the movie came out, but have zero design skills to come up with it myself. I would so love to make this!

  74. I would probably use Wool ease thick and quick or a red heart chunky style yarn. I would make it for my grandaughter.

  75. It’s gorgeous… i’d be happy to win it…

  76. I would make it using Lion Brand Homespun in the color Clouds for something different. It would be for my friend Danielle.

  77. I love this! I would use any soft grey chunky yarn for myself!

  78. I love this too, the soft gray yarn looks good as is and I would make it for myself, I never make anything for myself.

  79. I do believe I would use some wool-ease T&Q, or perhaps Serenity chunky :) both would make a lovely, squishy cowl. I’m pretty sure that regardless of who I intend to make this for, one of my nieces would steal it immediately! :)

  80. I would use Loops and Threads cozy wool and make one for each of my nieces, who I’m sure would kiss my feet in gratitude. :)

  81. Not sure what yarn id use i usually decide when i go yarn shopping i match my yarn to a pattern and person im making it for

  82. I would be making this for my adu?t daughter, who is a huge fan of first the books,then the movies. I would be using extra bulky yarn by Lionbrand.

  83. I would use the stonewash as well. But in a charcoal gray color. Love this pattern!! I would make it for my best friend :-)

  84. I would use whatever yarn I could get in a goldenrod color, given it is my sisters favorite color and I would be making it for her

  85. I would probably make one of these for me and one for my niece using a similar yarn to what you did. :)

  86. It looks very cosy and elegant. I would like to use aran yarn and make one for myself first.:).

  87. My 10 year old daughter (& die hard Katniss fan) would love this, and I would use Lion brand thick and quick! It’s absolutely stunning!

  88. Oh this is lovely! Such a brilliant version! I would use some yarn that I inherited from my grandmother when she passed away, it was a while ago and this would be to finally use the yarn, havent been sure what to make with it yet.
    Also, loving that name Alexi, just like mine ;-)

    • I forgot to say, I would first make one for myself, it would be lovely to be reminded of my grandmother everytime I used it. Sho was the one who first tought me to knit and crochet when I was only 5! That was when she visited us in Germany, when we lived there… I used to bring it to school in a little bag. The other kids used to think it was sweets, it was one of those little sweetbags u used to get a kids parties in the 80s! :-) I remember once some older boys coming up to me taking my bag and wanting to help themselves to sweets (I was terribly shy) The look on their face when they pulled out my little knitting project! haha!
      Anyway, little sidetracked… after that I would see if anyone of my friends and family would like one knitted for them!
      Thank you again for the chance to win, been keeping my eye out for a pattern since the movie, and this one is deffinately my favorite pattern for it that Ive seen!

  89. Ik zou hem maken van stonewashed Xl kleur 843. Het is een heel leuk patroon. Ik zou hem gaan maken voor de dochter van mijn collega, ze heeft na de film het vaak over deze colsjaal gehad en hoe mooi ze zoiets vond. Het patroon winnen lukt maar eentje maar kan ik hem ook vinden als kooppatroon ergens?

  90. Perfect for my daughter in lionbrand’s heartland.

  91. I’d love to make this for my youngest sister since she’s the only one I know who lives anywhere cold. I’d use the stonewash xl yarn. I love the colors they offer!

  92. I would use a homemade handspun yarn that I bought, and Been holding on to dearly for the right project. This looks AMAZING/ sophisticated but yet modern and HIP – im so excited. But, As much i love it- i would make it for a friend who Was recently diagnosed with cancer- a little cheer to her life. Thank you for the opportunity. Blessings to all.

  93. Ooh, I have never crocheted a garment for me before – fear of sludgy old-lady ponchos- but this has made me want to try! If I was lucky enough to win I would crochet myself my very first funky cowl and use Scheepjes Stonewash like you. It may not be original but it works!

  94. I LOVE the textures in this cowl! I am not a Hunger Games fan but my brother’s girlfriend is, and she is whom I would make this for. I would probably use My favourite yarn Vinnis Colours in the Bambi, which is a cotton and bamboo blend. I’d have to use it double or tripple stranded but that’s ok ;)

  95. What an interesting design!

  96. Geweldig. Ik denk dat ik ook stonewashed zou nemen, heerlijk om mee te haken.

  97. What a beautiful cowl. The design speaks coziness and warmth. I have two daughters and two daughters-in-law that would love it. But I think I would like to make myself this cowl first

  98. Absolutely stunning! I love this. I am allergic to wool so I’m not sure what I would use, but I’m sure I would find something similar to yours! And I would make it for my daughter. She would look great in it! Thank you so much for a chance to win this!

  99. I would make it for my Mother, because it looks to keep you warm
    Mama gets colder as she gets older. I would make it with Red heart yarn and the color would be green, my Mama’s favorite color

  100. I would make this using Patons Classic Wool Yarn, in the color “Natural Mix” because I love the muted tones, which would compliment nearly all other colors you wear. Another choice of wool I would use would be Cascade Venezia Worsted Yarn in the color “Pure Diamond.” I love this brand of wool because it is a silk blend and not ‘itchy.’

    I would make this for my daughter, because where she lives, the winters are Long and cold.

  101. I love this! I’d make it in Drops Eskimo yarn, probably plum coloured!

  102. Hi!!!! What a great project!!!! I really love the wool that you used but we don’t have it here in Quebec, Canada

  103. I would make it in a Lionbrand wool in a neutral color that would go with different color coats.

  104. If I was lucky enough to win, I’d be selfish ffor a change and make it for myself. Wool wise I’d like to try something I’ve not used before like a hand died yarn. I’d like it to be made from British wool.

  105. What a stunning cowl it’s turned out perfect gorgeous colour too a fabtastic design. If I was lucky enough to winit would be pointless to make for myself as im bed ridden so don’t have any need for one but I’d have lots of theraputic hours and enjoyment making the first one for my 10yr old daughter. This would keep her nice and cosy on her way to and from dance class and school she’d be a very stylish 10yr old all her friends will be asking for one as they do already so it would be a well used pattern it’d make both my two youger sisters one too so it’s a good job it doesn’t take long or I’d be making them all year lol…..I’d use either wendy pampas or drops Eskimo or some of the chunkys I have in my stash. I love thr colour you’ve chosen I’ve got quite a few balls in that colour. Merry Christmas xoxo

  106. I think I would have to make it three times, once for each of my daughters and once for me! Not sure of the yarn though… but I think likely a Lion Brand since that’s what’s most accessible for me :)

  107. Lionbrand Thick and Quick in a cozy grey

  108. Allereerst de beste wensen voor iedereen! Misschien heb ik em gemist, maar was het patroon al verloot?