Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Knitwear

The weather is getting colder and all I have rolling around in my head is wearing cozy, big fluffy knits. Unfortunately, I have not made much progress when it comes to my projects. But yesterday a girlfriend and I went to watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and I felt a new surge of inspiration and desire to bust out my knitting needles and knit myself some cozy knitwear.

As soon as I made it home I got to work to find movie stills and hunt down patterns. I almost feel like I need to watch the movie once more to catch the other knitwear that I missed. But until that time here are three piece's that Katniss Everdeen, character played by Jennifer Lawrence wore in the movie:
Cowl designed by Maria Dora
Sweater designed by Alice Lemoine
Top by unknown designer
The Costume Designer for the movie was Trish Summerville , the knitted Cowl shown above is by Maria Dora. I have not had any luck finding patterns for the second and third photo or even a better photo of the third photo. I am sure eventually patterns will show up for them so for now all I can do is dream about them.

I do think the second sweater shown above is a  Le Moine Tricote piece. Here is a photo of the sweater:
Alice Lemoine for Le Moine Tricote
I am a huge fan of Alice Lemoine's knitwear. I have been a fan of hers since her days with Rick Owens so is no wonder that I fell head over heels for this sweater. But at the same time it makes me sad because there is no chance that I can afford it. I mean seriously, check out Barney's and get ready for sticker shock.

Now on a happier note I did find a few patterns on Ravelry for the Cowl that Katniss wears in the movie which was designed by Maria Dora.
Katniss Cowl by Katharina Schnorr
Katniss Cowl by Anaid Designs
The Katniss Cowl by Lollyknits
My favorite of the three patterns shown above is the one by Katharina Schnorr*. While I am not a fan of the color choice for it, I think this one is the most wearable piece. It covers more of the body and the neck is smaller so you are getting real protection from the cold. Another added bonus is the it is a free Ravelry download.

If you do not like any of the Cowls shown above, you will be happy to know that Maria Dora the designer of the Cowl is planning on releasing a pattern for the Cowl. I do not know if it will be exactly the same Cowl or one inspired by the original, but either way I am sure it will be amazing.

It is amazing how I view movies now compared to how I viewed movies before I became a knitter. While I have always been interested in the costuming in movies, now whenever I see knitwear that I like in the movies I start to envision how I can make it and work it into my wardrobe. Now all I am hoping for is to see more patterns inspired by the movie to pop up.

Have you seen the movie? What do you think of the Knitwear? Which is your favorite piece?

Until next time, Happy Knitting!!

~Knitting Chica

*You can click on any of the pattern photos and it will take you to the designer page on Ravelry.

7 comments:

  1. Hello! I saw the movie last weekend, and I loved it! AND all of the knitwear! I loved the soft dress (nightgown?) on the third picture above... Found myself thinking of how to find the patterns!

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  2. The sweater that caught my eye in Catching Fire was the Le Moine Tricote! ***Drool*** Let us know if you ever find the pattern. The Barney's price is a bit much for my budget too;-)

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  3. Hi Valerie, there is someone on Ravelry working on a pattern for the sweater. I have been stalking the person's project page and as soon as she is done I will make sure to share. :-)

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    1. Any news about that? I'm trying to make the sweater but it's HARD, a pattern would be nice :p

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  4. you can find the patterns for the cowl for free here:
    http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternFinder.fcgi?search=Search&store=/stores/eyarn&resultPageTemplate=ResultPage.html&resultItemTemplate=ResultItem.txt&noResultPageTemplate=NoResultPage.html&case=no&primaryServer=http://www.lionbrand.com&minPrice=0&noBoolean=1&searchText=district+12&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&sT=1

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  5. I think the 2nd sweater could be designed using this pattern from Domiknitrix as guidance:
    http://www.domiknitrix.com/knittingpatterns/elfinbride_gothlet_knittingpattern.cfm

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  6. Does anyone know where I could get a crocheted version of the sweater?

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