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Mama Deb
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Finished object - Ravenclaw scarf

My first major project, done.

I used the atypically.knit Hogwarts scarf pattern.


Ravenclaw scarf on me

I used the Encore wool for the Book Ravenclaw colors - delft blue (#0517) and cognac (#175 - and the pattern recommended size 8 16" circulars. This was my first time using circular needles. It took me four months, including a month off.

I did NOT knit a test swatch (first major project, and, anyway, scarf), so I did not know until I was nearly done that I was getting 4 stitches/inch instead of 5.

Modification - Instead of 19 stripes, ten blue and nine cognac, I knit 9 blue and 8 cognac. This is because I was running out of blue yarn, and I needed enough for fringe. Since I'm short, it's certainly long enough. Also, 374 rounds of stockinette over the course of four months is enough. :)

This is the scarf without me:

Draped Scarf

Close up of the stitches. I knit through the back loop for the whole scarf.

scarf detail

And much thanks to my husband, jonbaker, for the photography.


What a lovely scarf! You're very talented.

It was just going round and round in the same stitch endlessly - quite relaxing.

Nothing fancy at all.

Simple - but beautiful.

Very nice!

Thank you.

Next project - socks.

You're brave. I'm working my way up (or down, as the needle sizes go) to socks.

I figured I've mastered going round in circles. So now I'm going round in circles on eensy needles.

You saw me knitting a sock at ConCertino, which I've since ripped and restarted on smaller needles - but they're bamboo. I really don't like metal needles.

After I master socks - *lace*.

Ooh - very pretty!

Thank you!