Harry Potter Sweater Knit Along

This knit-along will focus on the sweater that the Hogwarts students wear in the movie "Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban. Any other sweater from the movies (with the exception of the Weasley Sweater) can also be a part of this KA!

If you are interested in joining this knit-along, please email hppska at misty dot org with your name and your your url!. Thanks!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Life!

Is anyone still out there? :) I sure hope so, and I hope your knitting is going well. If you've got updates and progress, let us know! If you've hit a roadblock, feel free to share that too!

I've just received my yarn (kyarns.com this time) for my second (and third for a friend) sweater. This time the color match is dead on - charcoal heather from plymouth encore, I highly recommend!

I'll post new pictures of this one as it goes as well! And let me know you guys are still around, respond and say hi!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Finished Quidditch Sweater

Thursday night I stitched down the collar to the inside of the finished sweater, which completed my Ravenclaw book colors Quidditch sweater. Here are a couple of pictures of the finished sweater. It still needs the soak and block to neaten everything up, but I am pleased with it and wanted to posts pics on it. After blocking it I will have someone take pictures of me wearing it and post them.

  

At the cuffs on the sleeves I needed to decrease several stitches, but did not want to break the K2P2 rib pattern from the sleeves. So on a wrong side row I purled the entire row with the decreases then went back to K2P2 rib on smaller needles. It gave me the tighter cuff without having to go to a K1P1 rib for them.

It's turned out to be a pretty comfy oversized sweater. The sleeves are a touch long on me, but I folded up the cuffs and it works out alright. FYI, it is made of Wool of The Andes, Winter Night and Maple Syrup. I still have several balls of yearn left so I plan to make a matching scarf and hat for myself out of it.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Finished - One POA Gryff sweater :)




Yay!

I'm going to do another one if I can find the darker charcoal yarn, but this is as dark as I could find without going totally black. I'm generally happy with it, with a few exceptions:

-I made the body a touch larger, but not the sleeves.
-The neckline isn't as deep as I would have liked.

Other than that - I really am happy with this sweater :) I took the pictures last night (when I clearly looked OH SO LOVELY) because my husband was supposed to go out of town, and I wanted to get them taken right away.

For my very first sweater, I'm pleased. :)

Friday, September 30, 2005

Inch by inch

In the flurry of a family wedding and starting holiday gifts my poor Quidditch sweater has been neglected. However, I took pity on it last night (actually, I just couldn't bear having it glare at me anymore!) and finished the back. Now I have 66 rows to do in the front, pick up the sleeves and knit the neckline. Simple, right? With 1 1/2 months to go before movie-time, I hope to have it done by the first week of November, at the latest.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Progress!

Slightly discouraged by not finishing the sweater in time for the Con, I had turned my attention back to my POA scarf, which is now complete and ready for de-fuzzing :P I've been knitting the sweater again in the mornings and evenings in my carpool with work, and the last sleeve should be finished on the way home!

From here, it's just sweater assembly, and knitting the collar ribbing. Yay!

I think next I'm going to try the qudditch sweater myself. From what I've seen from those doing it, it looks like such a great sweater!!

Friday, September 09, 2005

Sweater Update!

I tried to get my sweater done for D*C, but to no avail. Ah well!

I've now got front, back and one sleeve done, and am working on the second one. I've also decided that I'm going to knit a second one in the darker yarn to be more movie accurate. This will mean getting a new skirt, but meh - the things you do for proper costuming :)

Here's me in my Hogwarts uniform from this weekend, as it was movie accurate without the sweater as well (and way to hot for my scarf, which wasn't done yet either :P)



Here's me and a guy in a Quidditch uniform - I didn't get to ask him if he had knit the sweater himself :)



She did actually knit this sweater - it wasn't ribbed though, and even though it looked great I found that I prefer the ribbed ones that most of our members are working on.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Progress!!

i have been a major picture slacker, so i have no proof of my progress. i will tonight though, i promise!!

thanks to a looong car trip and lots of sitting around chatting with my knitting in my lap, since saturday morning i've cast on and finished the back of the POA/GOF sweater, with a gryffindor 1/2/1 stripe on the bottom, as well as cast on and finished the ribbing + about 2o rows of the front of the sweater. at this rate i very well might be able to finish it for D*C, which i'll be leaving for in 6 days, with another car ride to work on the sweater on! :)

i'm invisioning blocking this thing at the hotel, which will be interesting to say the least. the main sweater color i made a booboo on too that i didn't realize until the back was half done - the color matching i did was way off, and i matched to the COS/SS sweaters :P oh well, i figure i'd like to make another one someday anyways, since these look like great sweaters - i just gift this one to someone else after i've used it for D*C and halloween.

i'm debating wearing my costume to the GOF premiere. my husband gives me terrified looks when i say that. :P hope all your knitting is going swimmingly!!

EDIT: Now, with pictures! :) Click on the thumbnail for the full shot!

here's the finished back -







here's the front wip, as of this morning -