Friday, January 17, 2014

So I'm making a weird thing, pt. 2 - Katniss Cowl Progress

Just a quick progress post!

First, the original for reference:





And where I'm at:





May or may not be bigger than hers, but oh well, making this up as I go along. Next up is the body, those braids will follow the long one draped around the front. I can see why the original took Maria Dora and an assistant a couple weeks to do, this is pretty labor intensive. So far I've used 3.5 skeins of yarn. A lot of people have said it's impractical, but when I tried it on to pin up the long braid I got quite warm, I'll have to try it out during the next polar vortex XD

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  1. This is coming along quite nicely! It looks like you're just doing a regular herringbone/fishtail braid for braids - is that correct?
    How many strands did you have to use for the first braid? It's giant!!

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    1. Yep! That first one is 30 strands (or rather 15 strands looped into the piece, then folded in half.) That one ate a whole skein of yarn by itself!

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  2. 30 strands?! No wonder it took an entire skein of yarn!

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