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« on: November 23, 2003 08:16:17 PM »

Helooo I'm a new member.  I've been knitting a few Harry Potter Gryffindor looking scarves for some of my friends and I thought I'd post a picture of one.  
 I can post some pictures of just the scarf alone if anyone's interested.

Anyway I used circular needles and knitted with a stockinette stitch. I casted on about 70 stitches I think.  The yellow yarn I used is Caron Brand (the 1 pounder skein) in Sunflower and the scarlet yarn I used is Red Heart Brand. I can't remember what the color is called, but just use a deep reddish color.  Because this scarf is in stockinette stitch it is knitted in the round so that the edges don't curl and you get a nice smooth surface on both sides.  Also the scarf is extra thick and warm.  The downside is that it takes twice as long to knit this scarf as it would a regular scarf.
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2003 01:43:58 PM »

oh i absolutly love harry potter! i tried to do the exact same thing last year - but found that yellow yarn doesnt suit my complection  Tongue! hee hee hee. so insted, i used black redheart yarn and this really cool thick and thin yarn that was a combination of deep red and blood red. a couple of days ago, i realized how crappy it had turned out, so i unravled it and started again. your's looks great - i'll post mine if i finish it in a timely manner. wow i thought i was the only one to make harry potter crafts!  Smiley Cheesy Grin

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2003 10:47:26 PM »

That's awesome! I thought about doing a Ravenclaw scarf once, but I get so impatient, I'd never finish it (I do better with small projects). There used to be a site with a pattern for a knit toy snitch, but I don't remember it now...

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2003 11:38:51 PM »

Fabulous scarf! Smiley  Your pattern idea is great! What size needles did you use?
 i tried the Redheart pattern, but didn't get far. It curled at the edges, and looked weird when i added a garter border.
I'd like to make one for myself and for a nephew or two. Though whether they'll be done by Christmas....

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2003 03:04:02 PM »

I used size 8 circular needles that were 16" (measure from tip to tip)
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2004 01:34:26 PM »

My mom made me one and it turned out awesome! she did mine on the machine though. Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2005 08:38:44 PM »

Ive knitted Harry Potter scarves too!
I found a pattern online for in the round, I think I found the link to the patteron on a Harry Potter fan web site(possibly Muggle Net, but cannot remember as this was at least more than a yearago). I knitted a Gryffindor scarf first, then I just recently finished a Ravenclaw scarf, complete with initial's of my favorit Ravenclaw character in bottom right corner.

I don't have the website adress on this computer, so I'll try to get it off my dads.
But basicly, I cast on 70 stitches on a 12-16'' circular needle, starting with the dark house colour(red Gryiffindor, green Slytherin, blue Ravenclaw, black hufflepuff). Make sure you mark where you start with a sfety pin or something. Then knit 20 rows, switch colour, 20 rows, switch colour, excetera. Once you have knitted 11 dark and 10 light stripes, your almost done! Wash the scarf, let dry flat(on floor on towles, or a big table, I just used my washer and dryer as a table Smiley), then add fringe! The pattern suggests using the American hard cover of Sorcere's Stone to measure the fringe width wise, about 7 peices of wool per fringe, 5 light and six dark; but when I finished my Ravenclaw I couldnt get that book from the library so I used another book. Whatever suits you Smiley. Then use a crochet hook to pull through, knot and done!(if you want to embroyder initials do it after washing but before fringing. Yah...... OH! it calls for about 2 100g balls of wool(worsted), but when I bought a 250g ball of wool for my first scarf I only had to buy a bit more of red for tassles. I think thats all... hmm I hope if anyone dares to try it they get it! messege me if you dont... Happy knitting!

p.s. I am planning on using left-over wool from my ravenclaw scarfe to make a little cellphone holder/case. I'll post pic's of that too If I can get around to making it!

Edit: At last, pictures!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2005 08:49:07 PM »

I cant see the pic! Sad I really want to...

Has anyone attempted the scarves of the 3rd movie, with the trapped bar pattern? I want that!
Work on that one next, I suppose. (example here: http://www.mugglenet.com/viewer/?image_location=gof/bts1.jpg)


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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2005 08:50:15 PM »

Here's the website in question:


I have decided to knit a Hogwarts house scarf for my sister this year.  She is a fifth grade teacher, so a lot of her students are into Harry Potter as well.  She really identifies with Hufflepuff House because she is loyal, hardworking and passionate about fairness.  I bought some small dpns and superwash sock yarn to make an extra-fine gauge, so it should take quite a while to make.  We'll see how it turns out.

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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2005 03:41:59 PM »

Oooh, I've made them! Well, three. A Slytherin one, a Gryffindor one, and a Ravenclaw one. I did the last one on 40" size 13 needles with Lion Brand Jiffy. Some purists may say that it's not legit because it was knit on sz 13s, but I like it. The other ones took too darn long.

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