District 12 Cowl Wrap – inspired by the cowl seen in Catching Fire (free patterns in knit & crochet)

District 12 Cowl Wrap – inspired by the cowl seen in Catching Fire (free patterns in knit & crochet)

Earlier this month I received a message from Ilana Rabinowitz, VP of Marketing at Lion Brand, wondering if I would meet with her about a role in the marketing department. After freelancing for many years, the idea of transitioning into a full-time role with one brand really appealed to me – plus it’s Lion Brand! I love the storefront window displays at their NYC studio, their open attitude towards innovation, and the company culture appeared to be a good fit for me.

Well, week three as Lion Brand’s digital communications manager approaches and so far so good! The latest Weekly Stitch newsletter hit inboxes yesterday and this weekend I’m getting good and rested for all the Black Friday initiatives coming up this week.

I don’t think much will change with KnitHacker. I’ll still be posting the best fibre hacks I find, and when they’re connected to Lion Brand, I’ll be sure to be transparent about that, and the fact that I am an employee.

On that note, below are a couple of Lion Brand patterns I want to spotlight today. The design department just released patterns for their Hunger Games-inspired “District 12 Cowl Wrap,” in both knit and crochet:


Enjoy and may the odds be ever in your favour!

About The Author


Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more.

Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.


  1. Congratulations on your gig with Lion Brand!! They are an awesome company. Yep, those store windows would’ve sealed the deal with me too 🙂 Love this project too!

    • Thank you Allison! xoxo

  2. Congratulations.. I’m very happy for you. I’ve always wanted to meet you… now if I get to NY and lion Brands store, there may be hope. Again, thank you for all the smiles and joy you bring to me and others. You have been a wonderful part of my hip replacement surgery as I have confined for the last couple of months.. getting out some now and looking forward to following your career. God bless.

    • Thanks for the kind words Irene. I’m sending you best wishes for a speedy recovery and please do connect if/when you’re in NY next.

  3. Congratulations on your wonderful new job! Thank you for the heads up on the cowl, I noticed it in the movie and of course wanted the pattern. I already get the Lions Brand newsletter, looking forward to this weeks issue.


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