Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Knits in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I've been collecting pictures of knits (and crocheted pieces) in the newest Harry Potter movie. I thought perhaps these photos would be helpful to others, so I'm listing them here. If you have links to add or find knits I've missed, please leave a comment and I will add them! I've skipped a couple of the super tiny stitches, plain knit cardigans and such. They're obviously machine knit and I don't feel there's enough really spectacular or unique about them to include them in the list.

Hermione's Hat & Fair Isle Scarf (my attempts at patterns: hat and scarf): 1, 2, 3, 4,

Ron's Brown Striped Hat and Fair Isle Sweater: 1,

Quidditch Sweaters: 1, 2, 3,

Luna's Furry Sweater: 1,

Neville's Fair Isle Vest & Hermione's Fair Isle Cardigan: 1,

Hermione's Gray Tailored Cardigan: 1,

Ron's Striped Cardigan: 1, (There's got to be a better pic out there than this!)

I'm also fairly certain that Lupin, Tonks, and Mr. and Mrs. Weasley were wearing some nice knits as well, but I couldn't find any decent screen shots. Perhaps when the DVD comes out, it will be easier to grab those images.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Hermione's Fair Isle Scarf

Months ago I promised that I was working on the pattern for Hermione's Fair Isle Scarf to go with her Cable & Eyelet Hat. It's high time I deliver, huh? After seeing the movie, it appears that there may be a couple more patterns in the scarf before it repeats, but I don't have a photo to go from. If anyone does, please send it to me so I can work up a better chart!!

Here's a bit of the sample. In the move, my camera batter charger was lost, but I will update with a better picture soon!

And the chart. The pattern is a 12 stitch repeat. If you do this in a tube, you'll need to cast on a multiple of 12. In my sample, I cast on 84 on US6 16" circular needles and joined in the round. I used all Paton's Classic worsted weight yarns except for the green which is Nature Spun in Grecian Olive. Instead of using movie-appropriate colors, I just used what I had on hand, so feel free to use whatever you like! Click on the chart for a larger view.

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