Saturday, March 8, 2014

Win Karla Repperger's Huntress Cowl Kit

Are you a fan of author Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series?  Have you read all the books and seen both movies?  And are you looking forward to buying the just released Catching Fire DVD?  Than this is the perfect Blog Giveaway for you!
Huntress Cowl
In the opening scene of the 2nd movie Catching Fire we are reintroduced to the  main character Katniss Everdeen.  The setting is early morning in the forbidden forest she and Gale hunt in to ensure the survival of their families, we watch as she sits and reflects upon her life. 
  
This is where our talented new knitwear designer Karla Repperger enters the scene.  She too is a fan of the series and it was this exact scene and our beloved Katniss that inspired her to create the Huntress Cowl.

Repperger and I have teamed up, we're not fighting the evil forces and President Snow from the Capitol, but we're bringing you this awesome giveaway!   The Huntress Cowl and two skeins of Cascade Magnum in Midnight Heather to knit it in.
 
 
Meet Karla Repperger: Repperger is a crafting enthusiast from St. Louis, Missouri, where she lives with her husband and their four "fur-children". She works as a Systems Analyst for Edward Jones Investments, but dabbles in a variety of hobbies while at home.  Her main focus is making lampworked glass beads, however, she also enjoys sewing, knitting, graphic design, homemade lotion bars and baking.

Some other interesting facts about Karla include: she's 1/2 Venezuelan, a self-proclaimed nerd who loves science fiction and anything Star Trek, has a soft spot for animals, possesses a degree in Atmospheric Sciences, enjoys developing web applications, loves ice cream and the color yellow.


The Huntress Cowl is knit flat, in pieces, and seamed using large “coils” to create the shape around the neck. The bulk of the piece is knit using the Herringbone stitch on varying sized needles to create the variegated stitches like in the original cowl. The “coils” are constructed using a simple crochet stitch around a core of your choice.

It is sized to "fit most” as it’s not fitted and stretches easily.  The modeled is sized for an 8 with a 34” bust which usually works out to be a medium.  If you wish to size up, you can easily add stitches in multiples of two for width, and knit additional rows for length.

Enter this Giveaway: The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win. Make sure to leave a comment(s) under this blog post telling what you did to enter. And please make sure to leave your name and check this blog, Facebook, Twitter and my Ravelry group on March 15th to see if you have won.

The Winner will be announced Saturday March 15th.  
 
1. Tell us what you like about the Huntress Cowl and who you would knit it for. 
2. Blog about this giveaway on your blog & link it, leave a comment under this blogpost with a link back to your blogpost.
3. Join my Ravelry group, Sandrasingh.com and introduce yourself in the "Welcome tell us about yourself..." thread.
4. Announce this giveaway in your Ravelry group, or in a Ravelry group that allows you to announce blog giveaways.
5. Friend me a Facebook: Sandra Singh and write a comment on my Wall about this giveaway.
6. Announce & link this giveaway on your Facebook Wall.
7. "Like" my Facebook Page, Sandrasingh.com
8. Follow me on Twitter: Sandrasinghcom
9. Announce this giveaway with a link on your Twitter page.
10. Follow this blog.
11. Sign up for my Newsletter on my Home Page.
12. Pin and link this giveaway ton your Pinerest page.

44 comments:

Lauren said...

I am a huge fan of the Hunger Games! I love how innovative the design is and to be completely honest, I would make this cowl for myself!

Ann said...

Loved the books and now the cowl!!!

Susie Rose said...

Something a bit different.

Anonymous said...

Now that is a cool pattern! I'd love to see how it is put together and it looks actually handy. I'd make it for myself but might give it to my bibliophile niece...or make a second.
Kathie Brownlee, ItsSewNice

kristen said...

cool cowl! I just finished watching it. I cant wait for the third movie. I think it will be the best. kmb34me on Rav

Anonymous said...

It's very trendy and I'd knit it for a friend.

needles123 on Ravelry

Rebecca N said...

I love the cowl because it's just so different from anything I've seen in real life! I would make it for my roommate who's obsessed with the Hunger Games.

Sue Higgins said...

I'd like to knit this, because it so intriguing. I would give it to my daughter

Serenknity said...

What a great cowl. My daughter and I love the Hunger Games and we would have to share the cowl.

Sanja T said...

I would love this cowl kit. I have the pattern in mind for myself. I am a huge fan of the books and movies.

Kristen said...

I would knit it for me!
I also follow your blog and like you on facebook.

My Rav ID is globalite.

Cole said...

I've been admiring this pattern for a while. I love how chunky it is! I'd keep it for myself.

SherryG. said...

Love the style and the roominess. I would make it for myself.

sherryglover1 on RAV

mysticmoon said...

Love the cowl's unique shape. Will make a great gift for a friend.

JKH51 said...

I love the Hunger Games. Like the style of the cowl. Great gift for a friend!



JKnits51 on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I just watched this movie tonight and instantly feel in love with the cowl. As soon as the movie was over I started to search for info on the cowl and that's how I found this contest. If I could I would make this cowl for myself and my sister.

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Sylvie said...

Beautiful cowl, so unique, so different! I would definately knit it for my daughter!

I added your great blog to my Inoreader!
Sylviemom on Rav

Diane said...

love the hunger games and the cowl looks like something that would keep you warm in the spring but not be too hot

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I think this is a very unique cowl and works well with the movie. I think this would be perfect for a teenage girl.

Anonymous said...

I've already knit one version of a Katniss cowl for a niece; I'd knit this one for her sister or one of her friends who likes THG as much as she does.

pjcoldren@tm.net

MaineDruid said...

I admire this design for its texture and asymmetry. Since I'm not a knitter, I'd interpret it in crochet. Would I give it away? Hmmm...

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

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Roxanne Stevens said...

Well, I already follow your blog, on your email list, like your FB page and am a member of your Ravelry group. So I can comment and pin. I've never read the hunger game books, but they are on my list. This would make for an interesting knitting challange. I'm just trying to figure out the construction. It's kind of cool actually.

Pam said...

I like that this is unique and wearable. I would knit it for my daughter. PamonMars on ravelry

Pam said...

I joined the ravelry group and introduced myself. PamonMars on ravelry

Morandia said...

I would knit this for a friend of mine. She is a huge hunger games fan and would love it. It looks so warm!

niblet007 said...

It's a very unique design and looks very warm and snugly.

Anonymous said...

Love this, and just watched the Frist Hunger Games and now waiting to see the 2nd one. Would work this up for myself for late spring & early fall days
I-hook on Raverly

sparky136 said...

I like the asymmetrical shape

Victoria Martin said...

I like the assymmetrical shape and am intrigued by the coils. I'd make this for a friend who has fallen in love with it.

Linda said...

I'd knit this cowl for my niece. I know she'd love it.
Lmecoll on Ravelry

Victoria Martin said...

entries:
1. Commented on this post
2. Joined Ravelry group, & introduced myself in the "Welcome tell us about yourself..." thread.
3. Friended on Facebook& wrote a comment on my Wall about this giveaway.
4. Announced & linked this giveaway on your Facebook Wall.
5. "Like" my Facebook Page, Sandrasingh.com
6. Follow me on Twitter: Sandrasinghcom
7. Announced this giveaway with a link on your Twitter page.
8. Followed this blog.
9. Pinned & linked this post on Pinterest

Note: the link by your #11, sign up fr your newsletter isnt working for me & I can't see a newsletter sign-up option on the home page?

C n D Laity Lombardi said...

I would knit that for my sis, who's not only a fan of the books, but a teacher and would suit that, so I'm pretty sure her 'street cred' would go up with her kids too.

Sumac said...

Just watched Catching Fire last nite. Love the cowl and the coils. I would knit this for myself.

sam v said...

My daughter is a crazy Katness fan. I would knit this for her. She is 13 so that would help my coolness factor go up considerably!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I am member of your Ravelry Group.

Britney said...

What I love the most about this cowl design is that it looks like it would feel like armor when you’re wearing it. I’d made it for myself, I seldom do selfish knitting but this would be the one for sure.

The one ravelry group I’m in is how I heard about this giveaway, so I can’t really repost what’s already posted there. i’m @bapsi

followed and retweeted your giveaway post on twitter as @ilbapsi!
and..
subscribed to your blog via feedly

Sandy Luers said...

I love the asymmetrical look of this cowl!

I would make this for my sister. She is one of my best friends and the reason I read the Hunger Games!

Sandy Luers said...

PS- I commented. Followed you on Facebook and followed you on Twitter!

moonglow225 said...

Love The Hunger Games....have wanted to find a pattern for Katniss' cowl. I would definitely knit this for my daughter!

moonglow225 on Ravelry

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I would knit it for my nephew's wife. She likes big and chunky knitwear.

Drae said...

I like that the cowl is asymetrical and could be worn a couple of different ways

k. said...

I like the herringbone look of the cowl. I think I'd make it for my niece.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I follow your blog.