Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Golden Compass (Lyra's Hood)

Have you seen the movie that came out last holiday season, The Golden Compass? It's based on the trilogy by Phillip Pullman, His Dark Materials. Anyway, the movie contains some gorgeous knitwear, and I decided to write a pattern to reconstruct Lyra's hood, the that she appears in most frequently. And, for you, my friends, I decided to share it!

Lyra's Hood
Yarn: Bernat Camoflauge Desert Sand 2 skeins
Needles: size 11
Notions: tapestry needle, crochet hook
Gauge: 3 sts per inch
Size: Adult

Holding 2 strands together, CO 60
Knit in St St for 10 inches.
Sew seam up the back.
Cut 12 1-yard lengths of yarn and thread 6 through each front corner. Braid each set of strands for approximately 18 inches. Tie off braid and cut ends evenly. Weave in any loose ends.


The Litter Box House said...

Very cool! I just wish you had photos of the back too. And what about a photo of you or someone else wearing it. Yeah I'm a greedy one...

Anonymous said...

Is the gauge with the two strands held together or of just one strand?


Stephanie said...

The gauge is with two strands held together.

Gillian said...

I literally just watched the film and went straight to Ravelry to find the pattern - thank you so much!!!