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Sorcerer's Stone/Philosopher's Stone Style Hogwarts Scarves

© Lauren Kent

Supplies

US 6 (4 mm) or US 8 (5 mm) 12-16" (30.5 cm - 40.6 cm) circular needle, size dependent on gauge
Equal amounts of light and dark colored yarn (see Yarn Recommendations for Hogwarts' Scarves)
Size J (6 mm) or K (6.5 mm) crochet hook, for pulling fringe through ends
Circular stitch marker, to mark beginning of each round.
Yarn needle

Gauge

20 sts and 24 rows per 4" (10 cm)

Scarf Measurements

65-70" (165.1 cm - 177.8 cm) long and 7-8" (17.8 cm - 20.3 cm) wide
Each stripe is a little more than 3" (7.6 cm) long.

Instructions

Cast on 70 stitches in the Main Color [MC] (scarlet for Gryffindor, green for Slytherin, blue for Ravenclaw, black for Hufflepuff).

Before joining the ring, slip the marker onto the needle.

Knit in the round for 22 rows.

After the 22 rows, tie the Contrast Color [CC] (gold for Gryffindor, grey for Slytherin & Ravenclaw (film), bronze for Ravenclaw (book), yellow for Hufflepuff) around the dark yarn on the inside of the tube, leaving a 2-inch (5.1 cm) tail of CC; trim the MC to have the same length tail. Now, knit 22 rows in the lighter yarn.

Alternate knitting 22 rows of MC, then 22 rows of CC until you have knitted ten dark and nine light stripes.

Cast off.

Finishing

Weave the yarn tails from cast-on and cast-off into the scarf.

Wash the scarf according to your yarn's instructions; dry it flat on the floor/table on top of towels. Be sure to align all the color changes along one side fold of the scarf (they're less noticable that way).

Block the scarf by stretching it widthwise until the entire thing is the same width.

Fringe

When the scarf is dry, it's time to add the fringe. I've found that the US hardcover of Sorcerer's Stone is a good size to measure fringe with - if you don't have a copy, use a piece of cardboard 7.5 inches wide. Just wrap the yarn around the book widthwise (y'know, the short way), then cut the wound yarn at the edge of the book/cardboard so it forms several individual pieces of yarn.

To make one tassel, take 7 pieces of yarn and fold them in half together. Push the crochet hook through both thicknesses of scarf in the first row of knitting at one end, loop the folded ends of the yarn around the hook, and pull the yarn loops halfway through the scarf. Remove the hook, pass the cut yarn ends through the loop, and tighten the tassel. There are five light and six dark tassels evenly spaced on each end of the scarf; I usually do the middle light tassel first, then the dark end tassels, and eye the rest. Now, put on your scarf and show off!

Final Product

Sorcerer's Stone/Philosopher's Stone Style Hogwarts Scarf

Credit

Lauren Kent's pattern was taken with permission from knit.atypically.net.

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