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July 19, 2018

1st and 3rd Year Hogwarts Scarves (Ravenclaw)

Posted in: Hand Crafts

I will start posting the knitting patterns I write so Ravelry has an outside link. 

picture of two human torsos modeling two different scarves made in the style of the Harry Potter moviesHogwarts (Ravenclaw) Scarves (Change the house colors as necessary)

These are heavy winter scarfs, not light weather scarves. They are knit flat so they can easily be wrapped and knotted. This is a good pattern for beginners to intermediate knitters.

Check your gauge. You want to make 7×7 inch squares for each section. Use smaller needles than what your yarn calls for to get a nice, thick, bouncy knit. Gauge for me turned out to be 4 sts and 7 rows for 1 sq. inch of the 1st year scarf and 5 sts and 8 rows for 1 sq. inch of the 3rd year scarf. The actual numbers aren’t too important. Just make sure you have a tight and firm knit.

This is not a tube. It is knit flat.

Size is up to you. I suggest a length that will allow the wearer to knot the scarf at least once. The flat knit is very good for knotting.

You will need: needles, scissors, crochet hook or a wide-mouth sewing needle to weave in ends. Optional: stitch & row counters.

In this pattern, I’ve listed enough yarn for both scarves. My guess is you would need 2-3 skeins in MC and 2 skeins in CC for the 1st year scarf, and 3-4 skeins of MC and 1 skein of CC for the 3rd year scarf]:

This pattern is inspired by many patterns across the internet, but Dovile’s Knitting and Crochet Hogwarts Scarves was very helpful. 

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Yarn
[this is enough yarn for both scarves. My guess is you would need 2-3 skeins in MC and 2 skeins in CC for the 1st year scarf, and 3-4 skeins of MC and 1 skein of CC for the 3rd year scarf]:

Main Color:

Plymouth Encore Worsted

Denim Blue (a medium to dark blue) color 0517, dye lot 56569

75% Acrylic 25% Wool

100 grams = ~ 200 yards

6 Skeins

Complementary Color:

Plymouth Encore Worsted

Quarry (a heather gray) color 0466, dye lot 57138

75% Acrylic 25% Wool

100 grams = ~ 200 yards

3 Skeins

Find blues and grays that are similar if you can’t find this yarn.

Needles:

US 5 (3.75 mm) [The yarn suggests a US 8 for the gauge of 5 sts = 1” and 20 sts = 4” but a smaller needle gives a much tighter and bouncier knit, more like what the movie scarves look like].

Patterns

1st Year Scarf (large blocks)

Cast on 66 stitches in MC. [Use any amount of stitches, but use an even number of stitches]

Do not join. This scarf is not a tube. It is flat knitting.

  1. Knit 1 Purl 1 to the end of the row. Knit the last stitch. Turn.

  2. Slip the first stitch off purl-wise. [This ensures a nice smooth edge to the finished product.]

  3. Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for 55 rows. Trim yarn, leaving a tail to weave in later.

  4. Change to CC. [I usually knit the first stitch instead of slipping it purl-wise. This helps with the color transition line to seem smooth and not jogged on the end.]

  5. Repeat Rows 1&2 for 55 rows.

  6. Change to MC.

  7. Continue in pattern. Knit 7 blue sections and 6 gray sections. This will have your scarf ending and beginning with a blue section, making 13 squares of alternating colors. [You can alter the length to your liking, but always end your scarf with a section knit in the Main Color.]

  8. Bind off in pattern.

  9. [Optional] Add tassels to both ends of scarf. Make 9 tassels in MC only or make 5 tassels in MC and 4 in CC to alternate across the row. Attach tassels to scarf, evenly spaced. Make sure the MC is the first and last tassel in the row.

Notes: The sections of the first year scarf are supposed to be squares. Check your gauge. However wide your scarf is, then that’s how long the square should be. Try for a 7×7 inch square for each color section.

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3rd Year Scarf (mostly blue with pairs of thin gray stripes)

Cast on 66 stitches in MC. [Use any amount of stitches, but always use an even number of stitches]

Do not join. This scarf is not a tube. It is flat knitting.

  1. Knit 1 Purl 1 to the end of the row. Knit the last stitch.

  2. Turn. Slip the first stitch off purl-wise. [This ensures a nice smooth edge to the finished product.]

  3. Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for 45 rows.

  4. Change to CC. [I usually knit the first stitch instead of slipping it purl-wise. This helps with the color transition line to seem smooth and not jogged on the end.]

  5. Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for 4 rows.

  6. Change to MC.

  7. Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for 7 rows.

  8. Change to CC.

  9. Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for 4 rows.

  10. Change to MC. (Total of 56 rows per section)

  11. Repeat Rows 1-10 12 times. (Total of 672 rows [you’ll add another 45 for the last section])

  12. In MC, repeat rows 1 & 2 for 45 rows.

  13. Bind off in pattern.

  14. [Optional] Add tassels to both ends of scarf. Make 9 tassels in MC only or make 5 tassels in MC and 4 in CC to alternate across the row. Attach tassels to scarf, evenly spaced. Make sure the MC is the first and last tassel in the row.

Notes: You still want to work in a square shape. My 3rd year scarf here is a little long in the MC sections, but each section is still basically a 7.5×7.5 inch square. You can experiment with the amount of rows you need to make a square shape for each section.


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