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Because my winter wardrobe needed a little magic :)
I wanted to make a scarf from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and so my project began...
This was actually my very first knitting project. I'm so happy it turned out great! ^__^

I got the pattern from the site below, but since I'm a noob at this, I made a couple changes to make it easier for me :) I used straight needles instead of circular ones and I stitched the sides together because it was knitted flat, obviously.
Also, this took me about 3 weeks to do. Some of you experienced knitters won't take as much time as me!

My scarf is 75 in x 4 1/2 in. And the thing of yarn I bought for each color was 364 yards and it was acrylic. I bought it at Walmart. I suggest buying Caron Simply Soft yarn instead of the Red Heart brand I used because it's kinda itchy and rough :/

K - knit
P - purl
st(s) - stitch(es)
in - inch/es

Posted by sherilyn. from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States • Published See sherilyn.'s 2 projects »

  • Step 1

    Cast on 50 sts using the navy yarn.

  • Step 2

    We'll be doing the stockinette st.
    First start with the k st then p st. Alternate for 20 rows.
    (K P K P K P K P K P K P K P K P K P K P)

  • Step 3

    Once you've done those 20 rows, cut about 6 in of the navy yarn to create a tail. You are going to start the gray stripes.
    You should start with a k st. If you're not, you probably haven't done enough stiches or may have done too many.
    Alternate k and p rows. Do 4 rows. Your last row should be purled.
    (K P K P)

  • Step 4

    Time to change colors again. Cut 6 in from the gray.
    Alternate k and p starting with the k st.
    Do 3 rows.
    (K P K)

  • Step 5

    Gray again! Start with the p st. Again alternate for 4 rows!
    (P K P K)

  • Step 6

    Cut 6 in for the tail. And now for navy. Start with a p st and alternate for 25 rows. Your last row should be p sts.

  • Step 7

    Do steps 2-6 ten times (or until you're happy with the length).

    !!!BUT for the tenth time you do step 6, DO ONLY 20 ROWS.
    (If you need more clarification, look at the pattern on the site.)

  • Step 8

    Once you're done with the 20th row (which should be k sts), bind off.

  • How to knit or crochet a stripy scarf. Harry Potter Ravenclaw Scarf - Step 9
    Step 9

    Throughout this project, the sides will have curled. Fold the scarf in half, hotdog style, right sides together (I think that would mean wrong sides out if I didn't get it confused). Pin the sides together, all the way down.

  • How to knit or crochet a stripy scarf. Harry Potter Ravenclaw Scarf - Step 10
    Step 10

    Start with the short side and with the navy yarn, sew a whip stitch from the beginning of the short side to the end of the long side.

  • How to knit or crochet a stripy scarf. Harry Potter Ravenclaw Scarf - Step 11
    Step 11

    Turn it inside out. The right side should be on the outside. Sew the last edge with a running stitch.

  • How to knit or crochet a stripy scarf. Harry Potter Ravenclaw Scarf - Step 12
    Step 12

    You're done!

    I'm soo sorry if this was confusing to anyone. This is my first tutorial and I did it after I finished the scarf because I didn't know if I would mess up in the process.

    If you need clarification, just leave a comment or look at the website.

    Good luck!! ^__^

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marcia c.
marcia c.
pauline · 14 projects
Dang, I wasn't reading. Sorry, ignore these stupid comments. Thanks for this by the way Happy
pauline · 14 projects
Hi Happy I learned how to knit just this morning and wanted to make this for a friend. May I ask, are straight needles okay to use with this one? Or is it that necessary to use circular ones?
jennygoesmeow. · Rochdale, England, GB · 4 projects
making this asap! cant wait for pottermore now!

(id better be in Ravenclaw haha<3)
sherilyn. · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 2 projects
Thanks everyone!! Happy
Amanda, thanks for correcting me! I didn't even notice that until now. I guess I dun goofed.
DollBox · Tacoma, Washington, US · 1 project
Step number 2 is a bit confusing, it should be 20 rows not 20 stitches. K,P,K,P x20 alternating. After I looked at the website I was able to clarify your pattern.

Your scarf came out really good btw! :3 I'm making a Gryffindor one atm.
Jo Anne  A.
Jo Anne A. · Layton, Utah, US · 11 projects
I'm a beginner in knitting! This is a great beginners knit project! ^.^
Thanks for this awesome tutorial.
Andy · Prague, Hlavní město Praha, CZ · 7 projects
this is so awsome
Triceratops · Richmond, Virginia, US · 15 projects
oh my god!!! i LOVE it!! I took three seperate tests and i think you know which house i'm in Hint hint

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