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« on: April 16, 2008 05:03:18 PM »



I made a house scarf for my swap partner, ShardaeDobby, in the "Because We Miss Harry Potter" Swap. Her favorite house is Ravenclaw, and she prefers book colors. I used the atypically.knit pattern and knit it in the round on bamboo needles.

Ravenclaw House Scarf:



After twenty-one times twenty-two rows, one color and then the next, (and enduring well-intentioned compliments like "Oh, I could never do that! I would want to change colors all the time!") I was ready to either pull my hair out, or knit something fun and quick! LOL

I designed the wrist warmer's color fade as a sanity saver while knitting the scarf. They were an add-on to the swap, but I had to make them.

Ravenclaw Color Fade Wrist Warmers:



The wrist warmers were knit flat on circular needles and then seamed up, leaving a hole for the thumb. Using circular needles allowed changing colors each row as needed.  (Just slide to the other side and purl or knit as needed: no color-change line on the right side.  I read about this technique somewhere . . .)

Ravenclaw House Scarf and Color Fade Wrist Warmers:



I noticed only after sending the swap package that the scarf is backwards in this photo: that's the back of the fringe knots. The top photo shows the front.

DD made the crochet flower brooch in the top photo. It's made of wool yarn and felted. The center is a vintage wood and metal button. She also very kindly modeled the items for photos before I sent out the swap package.

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Swap: "Because We Miss Harry Potter" Swap
Swap Partner: ShardaeDobby

Ravenclaw House Scarf

Date made: March 1-25 2008
Pattern: atypically.knit Hogwarts scarf pattern
Yarn: Lion Brand "Vanna's Choice" acrylic
Colors: Colonial Blue, Honey
Needles: Size 10 bamboo circular needles

Ravenclaw Color Fade Wrist Warmers

Date made: March 25-31 2008
Yarn: Lion Brand "Vanna's Choice" acrylic
Colors: Colonial Blue, Honey
Needles: Size 10 bamboo circular needles (knit flat)

Ravenclaw House Colors Flower Brooch

Made by: DD
Date made: March 2008
Yarn: Worsted weight wool
Color: Blue
Hook: G
Other Materials: Wood and metal vintage button, brooch clasp



The whole package:


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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008 05:16:23 PM »

Gorgeous! Ravenclaw's my house too Wink
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008 05:52:27 PM »

I saw the images in the New Projects and went - "It's a Ravenclaw scarf!"  That's my house, too!  And of course, book colors over movie colors! Well done.  Hmm... thinking how I could do those with crochet...  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008 06:03:59 PM »

i love the colour effect of the wrist warmers Smiley great job on everything!
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008 06:15:59 PM »

Lovely work!  I especially love those wrist warmers.

<-- another Ravenclaw, though I prefer the movie colors Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008 08:15:24 PM »

i like the wrist warmers.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008 08:15:49 PM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2008 11:19:50 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone!  I'm so glad the wrist warmers turned out well -- it's fun to have a unique item in house colors (not "just" a scarf).

Calliel, Sassenach_Mel, TheCraftyCat: I'm a Ravenclaw, too! (book colors  Wink )  So this project was really fun to make for my Ravenclaw swap partner!  Now the Ravenclaws in my RL are angling for their scarfs!  This was my first HP scarf, and now that they've seen it . . . lol.

Sassenach_Mel: I would love to see your crochet house scarf, if you make it.  There are some really cute ones out there.   Wink
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