Harry Potter: Knitting Magic (including a design by ME!)

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I’ve been waiting so long to share this wonderful project with you, and I’m delighted that I finally can, because the book is officially out today!

Harry Potter: Knitting Magic – The Official Guide to Creating Original Knits Inspired by the Harry Potter Films

Featuring more than 25 projects, the 192-page book includes patterns for clothing, home projects, and keepsakes pulled straight from the movies – and even includes a few iconic costume pieces as seen on-screen.

There are projects designed with the movies’ actual costumes in mind, like the House Scarves:

…and the Beauxbatons students’ capelet:

…as well as projects inspired BY the movies like this gorgeous sweater based on Hermione’s time-turner:

…and this adorable hanger featuring the Sorting Hat and the animals that represent each House:

Even the staging and photography of the book is incredible- I mean COME ON-

This entire Umbrage scene is perfect!!

The book also includes fun facts, original costume sketches, film stills, and other behind-the-scenes treasures.

The book has already gotten really good press reviews (Martha Stewart, The Nerdist, Mental Floss, House Beautiful, Apartment Therapy, among others) and I’m seriously honored that I got to be a part of it, and thrilled to finally present my pattern: The Order of the Phoenix Lace-Knit Throw Blanket.

It’s a circular blanket knit from the center out in alternating strands of a beautiful orange/red hand-dyed yarn that reminded me so much of Dumbledore’s cherished phoenix Fawkes.

The center of the blanket features flames to represent the phoenix’ fire, and is separated from the next section by a jagged dividing line that is actually Harry’s lightning bolt scar.

The middle section proudly proclaims the title of the fifth HP book (and blanket inspiration) in an eyelet font.

Anyone who’s knit my Lullaby blanket pattern can attest that while it might seem daunting, the text charts are really easy to follow and work up pretty fast.

Finally the border section features Fawkes’ feathers, elongating in rows until finally ending in individual feather tips.

I loved every aspect of designing, swatching and knitting this blanket, and I truly hope you enjoy it too.

You can click HERE to get your own copy.

Author: Jennifer Lori

Punny dork who makes stuff.

4 thoughts on “Harry Potter: Knitting Magic (including a design by ME!)

  1. Hi there!!! I just started the Order of the Phoenix throw and I think I found a mistake in the pattern. My stitches are not adding up. I sent it to a few people that know more about knitting than me and they came up with the same number that I did. Holding you can help. It could be that I’m completely wrong. Round 13: K6 yo K1 8x = 64 all good. Round 15: k1 yo k2tog yo m2 yo ssk k2 8 times = 80. Pattern says 88. Odd rows after that continue to not add up. What am I doing wrong? Thank you!!! Really excited to finish.

    Alyson

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  2. Hi Alyson! First of all, thank you so much for knitting my pattern! I love seeing the finished ones. 😀 As for your question- for round 15 I think you might be miscounting the m2 as 2 sts. It actually creates 3 where there once was 1 by doing (k1, yo, k1) all in the same stitch. So the resulting count for each individual repeat is: k1 (=1 st) yo (=1 st) k2tog (=1 st) yo (=1 st) m2 (=3 sts) yo (=1 st) ssk (=1 st) k2 (=2 sts) for a total of 11 sts. 11 sts * 8 reps = 88 sts. Hope this helps! Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions!

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  3. That was it!!! Thank you! I’ll post on Ravelry when I finish. It might take me a year…I’m still a bit new, but I wanted something a bit more challenging. Thanks again!!

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  4. You’re very welcome!!!

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