Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pattern: Quidditch Scarf

Now you can create your very own knit Quidditch Scarf to wear and support your favorite Quidditch team (or sport of any other sort, for that matter) in Hogwarts style! This reversible ribbed scarf is simple to knit. With a long, skinny design, this scarf can easily be made wider, longer, shorter, and can be worn long or wrapped around the neck.

This scarf pattern was primarily inspired to mimic the clean lines and blunt color changes of the Quidditch sweaters worn by the Gryffindor Quidditch team in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (below is an image of Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley modeling the sweater for us).

In order to knit a scarf to fulfill your own personal team pride, you need to know the appropriate colors of each of the houses. Hogwarts House Colors are as follows:
  • Gryffindor -- Red and gold
  • Hufflepuff -- Yellow and black
  • Ravenclaw -- Blue and bronze (blue and gray in the films)
  • Slytherin -- Green and silver

Pattern: Quidditch Scarf

US 10 (6.0 mm) needles
Two skeins worsted weight wool, one dark color, one light color [recommended: Cascade Yarns 220 Wool]
Yarn needle for sewing in ends

Cast on 24 stitches in Main Color [MC]
Row 1: Knit 2, Purl 2
Repeat Row 1 for 23 more rows (24 rows total).

After initial 24 rows, switch to the Contrast Color [CC]
Repeat Row 1 for another 24 rows.
Continue alternating 24 rows of MC and 24 rows of CC until scarf reaches desired length.
End in MC.
Cast off.

Using yarn needle, sew yarn tails from cast-on, cast-off, and color changes.


  1. Taylor's going as the Gryffindor lion for Halloween. :-D His scarf isn't as nice as yours, though. For some reason, the manufacturer decided to toss in black stripes. Weird!

  2. Cuteness! But odd, but people will still recognize the colors as those of Gryffinor. Esme thought about going as Luna Lovegood with the lion hat, which would be AWESOME! She has not decided what she wants to be yet though. Be sure to post pictures of Taylor!

  3. Esme would be perfect as Luna!

  4. This scarf is just plain cool. I have my Gryffindor yarn all ready to cast on!