I'm still trying to figure out a good schedule for weekly posts (I hope to do bi-weekly posts!) as I'm balancing this with commissions and work. I'm moving to Japan at the beginning of August so my posts may not be frequent nor stable yet. But here is a new segment I thought would be fun to do! I've been watching more and more movies and tv shows in order to help pass the time as I knit. While watching, I've seen different knitted garments make their way on the screen and I often pause the program to take a better look at the design and construction. This week, I'm going to take a look at some of the knitwear from the Hunger Games: Catching Fire. This one is actually important to me.
The chunky cowl - pullover hybrid is what originally inspired my mum to take up knitting at the end of last year. After receiving a fluffy chunky cowl from her as a Christmas present I thought to myself, why not I start a new hobby too?
This is probably my favourite out of the knitted (although this could have been crocheted as well) garments that appeared in the movie. I love the long sleeves and the upside-down v-shape construction at the bottom of the garment. How the colours are integrated together also mimics the v-shape design on the body of the pullover.
These last three that Katniss wears were tricky to find good pictures online (I should probably take screenshots). The first one is a short-sleeved pullover that Katniss sleeps in. I like the ribbed texture on the shoulder.
The second picture makes it difficult to tell what she is wearing exactly, but it looks like a thin cardigan that is worn under a heavier jacket or open pullover. The dark blue with the slight green blended in looks really nice.
As for the last picture, the cowl could very well be either weaved, or knitted using weaving techniques (and there are many ways to knit that look). The forest colours (dark green, blue, maroon) echo Katniss's love for the woods quite well.
Cabled pullovers! Finnick's pullover is full of them. It's interesting how his pullover is clasped or pulled and hooked together (maybe to make it easy to open in order to impress the ladies when needed...).
I like to think that people in District 12 knitted their own clothes, as resources for machine made garments were either hard to get to or too expensive. But that's just me.
What movie or tv show should I take a look at for next month? Leave me a suggestion!