Monday, July 21, 2008

Gryffindor Scarf: POA (Trapped Bar) Style

I knit a Gryffindor scarf for my lovely partner, rosesanplacebos, in the recent "I Miss Harry Potter Swap".

The scarf, tied with a ribbon for presentation:

Gryffindor House Scarf

I used the atypically.knit pattern to make this scarf, with some modifications, such as making the fringe a bit longer than the pattern calls for. I also used larger needles and cast on fewer stitches to get the width.

The scarf with fringe, and small Gryffindor items:

Gryffindor House Scarf

The little Gryffindor items were "extras" for the swap: crochet flower brooches made by my DD and a knit mug cozy made with the scarf's MC yarn.

I made the scarf's fringe about six inches, the same as the length of the large MC stripe. The atypically.knit pattern calls for a fringe of about four inches, but I think the longer length is a bit more feminine. Rosesanplacebos encouraged me to use creative license on this scarf (and believe me, before making an item of this scale, I ask a ton of questions!), so this is what I did with the fringe. If I were making this scarf for a guy, I would probably use the fringe length from the pattern.

The scarf, laid out:

Gryffindor House Scarf

It's about 8.5 feet long and about 8 inches wide.

Because it is knit in the round, the scarf is a long tube. Here are some shots of the edge of the scarf (the scarf is folded in half, then rolled up).

The scarf, rolled up:

Gryffindor House Scarf Gryffindor House Scarf

Gryffindor House Scarf

Rosesanplacebos posted a lovely action shot here in the swap gallery!

Craft Info:

Made for: rosesanplacebos
Swap: "I Miss Harry Potter Swap"
Date: Mid June - Early July, 2008
Pattern: atypically.knit pattern, with modifications: larger needles (size 10), co 72 stitches, made fringe about 6" long (same as length of large MC stripe)
Needles: size 10 bamboo 16" circular
Yarn: Utopia worsted-weight acrylic, Pomegranate (MC) and Maize (CC)
Dimensions: About 8.5 feet long, 8 inches wide

Other posts about this scarf:

My post at Craftster:

Rosesanplacebos's posts at Craftster:


Samsara said...

That's a really nice scarf! I'd wear that, and as someone who had to wear a school uniform everyday whilst at school (as most kids have to in Britain) I rarely feel the urge to wear school stuff as an adult *lol*
Thanks for the comment on my blog, I don't think I've seen hat film, so I'll have to search it out! :-)

tasket basket said...

Thanks samsara! That's a great compliment! :D

It's a fun movie: it's a comedy! I enjoyed looking at all the comments on that post to see the crafty film recs.

Anonymous said...

I just love this scarf. The original pattern link that you posted is no longer available. Would you mind posting the pattern up so that I could also knit the scarf?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I used the same method (knitting in the round) to knit a scarf like this, i found that the tube would not lay straight properly. The "edge" would travel so that you there was a slight diagonal slant to it, if it was more pronounced it would have been a spiral all the way around. Did you come across this problem? If so, how did you fix it?

ChelseaStama said...

I know this is quite an old post, but I LOVE your version of the scarf! Would you mind posting the pattern since it is no longer available on the website listed? Thank you!! :)