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Charmed Knits Book Review
A Hufflepuff Scarf from the Book
Knitting Along with Mrs. Weasley
Knitters can't watch the Harry Potter movies without admiring the Hogwarts house scarves, uniform sweaters, and other knitted clothing worn by the young wizards. We also identify with Mrs. Weasley, who knits Christmas sweaters for her large family every year. Alison Hansel has given knitters a delightful gift in this book, Charmed Knits. Some of the patterns are her own, others were gathered from Potter fans far and wide.
The projects include socks, sweaters, hats, a wizard robe and hat, and much more. There is even a blanket based on Mrs. Weasley's clock. Every pattern is ranked for difficulty: First Year, Ordinary Wizarding Level, or Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test.
The photo at right (by the author) is a tubular scarf in Hufflepuff house colors.
Whew! Finished Mrs. Weasley's Amazing Sleeves - Crocheted Sleeves on a Knit Sweater
When I saw these sleeves on Mrs. Weasley in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" my first thought was, "I want to crochet that!" I was so happy to find the pattern in this great book. My youngest daughter wanted this sweater, so I adjusted a bit to keep the amazing ruffled sleeves from getting too long. It is fun to use so many colors with reckless abandon!
I took this photo myself, with great relief that the project turned out so well.
More Charmed Knits - as I knit my way through the bookClick thumbnail to view full-size
Enjoy the Books and the Movies
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Links for More Harry Potter Crafts - Free Patterns to Knit
- the blue blog patterns: weasley sweater
alison's knitting weblog, free knitting pattern
- Smashwords; Four-House Unity Cowl
This knitted cowl design in seed stitch includes the main colors from the four houses at Hogwarts, from the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. The pattern makes a cowl with one short seam, although one could also continue knitting in pattern for sev
- Sorcerer's Stone/Philosopher's Stone Style Hogwarts Scarves - The Leaky Cauldron
- Revelations of a Delusional Knitter: Harry Potter Dishcloth
- Harry Potter Scarves to Knit
Patterns and yarn in House Colors for knitted scarves inspired by the Harry Potter movies. Images of scarves included.
- Ravelry: Broomstick Bookmark pattern by Kristina Gill
Requires Ravelry login to get free pattern