FAB UP YOUR LIFE
Knit your own Hogwarts house scarf
Wool in the colors of your chosen house (Gyffindor red and gold, Slytherin green and silver, Ravenclaw blue and bronze, Hufflepuff yellow and black). You’ll need about 2 skeins or balls in each color, depending on how large the skeins are. Choose the softest, natural fibers you can afford.
US size 6 knitting needles (Your chosen yarn may specify different needle sizes. You can stay with this size or use the suggested size, instead.)
Measuring tape or ruler
What you’ll do:
Cast on 34 stitches in the house’s main color (red, green, blue or yellow). Use the video below if you don’t know how…
Knit about four inches, measuring with your tape or rule. You can use whatever stitch is easiest for you. Beginners might find it easier to do this project in garter stitch. See the video below for a tutorial.
Ready for a new stripe? Switch colors by knotting on the new color yarn to the old at the end of a row. Cut off the old color, but leave a long tail. Continue knitting with the new color for about four inches.
When you scarf is as long as you’d like it to be, it’s time to bind off…
Now for the finishing touches! Using your yarn needle, weave in the cut-off ends of yarn between your stripes.
While your scarf probably won’t be finished before you see the movie, it’ll give ya a piece of the magic to work on in the meantime and a reminder of the series you love whenever you wrap it ‘round your neck.