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toribird
« on: January 22, 2011 10:50:38 AM »

My first post in this board, weee!

My life has been filled with Harry Potter as of late.  Last semester, my house's special dinner theme was Yule Ball, then my family went to Florida and we visited Harry Potter world in Universal.  They told me where we were going about a month prior and my immediate reaction was "need Slytherin scarf.  Must show off house pride."  

I looked at some of the scarves available online, but nothing was quite what I wanted, so I decided to knit it myself.  Originally, I was going to do a braid in Slytherin colors, so it would be a bit more subtle and I could wear it without outing myself as a Harry Potter nerd.  I couldn't figure out how to do exactly what I wanted though, so I thought a bit more about a different design.  I settled on something inspired by soccer scarves.

Here's a pic of it being worn:


And here's a pic of my sisters and I being dorks in the airport in front of a large advertisement:


Oh, technical details:
It's double knit (first time!).  Took me a couple rows to figure out that I needed to twist the yarn on the sides and I felt like a right idiot when I realized.  I forgot in a couple spots...but, hey, secret pocket!  
I knitted it up on very large needles, I think they're size 15, because I don't have the patience to make a scarf on normal needle sizes.  
I got the letter chart from knittingpatterncent ral.com, I don't remember which chart exactly but I believe it was titled "Alphabet chart."
I made up the pattern for the snake myself, using my elementary school experience making beaded lizards and snakes (anyone else do those?  I remember thinking I was the bomb because I was able to make dragonflies too, haha).  
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011 11:41:56 AM »

THIS ROCKS!!!
It looks like something you could buy at like, an Hogwarts school shop (Do they have school; shops at Hogwarts? Who knows...)
Very well done!!! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011 02:12:43 PM »

As a fellow Slytherin I love this and applaud your ingenuity. Cheesy
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kimosabe001
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011 08:00:41 PM »

i love double knitting! you did such a great job!

Do you have a pattern? I would love to try it out. Maybe on the other houses as well!
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toribird
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011 02:44:33 AM »

i love double knitting! you did such a great job!

Do you have a pattern? I would love to try it out. Maybe on the other houses as well!

I don't have a pattern, but here's a basic rundown of what I did. 
Holding both colors of yarn together, cast on 20 stitches on size 15 needles.  Double knit solid color for something like 6 rows, then knit a row of the other color, a row of the original color, an alternating row, a row of the original color, and another row of the other color.  Knit in the original color for 3 rows, then start on letters.  Here's the chart I used for the letters: http://littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk/photos/alphabet/
I don't have a chart for the snake, I pretty much just made it up as I went along.  Repeat the stripe sequence at the end of the scarf. 
I hope that helps a bit, feel free to message me if this isn't coherent enough...can't think too well this close to 3 am!
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sarach
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011 04:37:00 PM »

Isn't Florida a bit too warm for a knitted scarf?  Wink Either way, it looks great!
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toribird
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011 10:33:38 PM »

Isn't Florida a bit too warm for a knitted scarf?  Wink Either way, it looks great!

Oh, but I had to show off my house pride!  There were people in scarves AND robes, so I'm not the only crazy one Grin
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SweetzieBat
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011 07:38:11 PM »

EPIC LOVE and fuzzy feelings! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2011 07:16:30 AM »

I like your take on the house scarf...props!  Cheesy
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l_diva
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2011 08:16:02 PM »

i love Harry Potter and I love this scarf!!!!
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