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Sit and Knit a Spell
You'll soon be knitting enchanting things you didn't know were within your powers. Charmed Knits offers dozens of patterns for items that evoke the mystique of Harry Potter?—a Wizard Robe, an Invisibility Shawl, a Quidditch Sweater, Ron's Ragg Raglan, a Clock Blanket, Harry Christmas Ornaments, and more. Easy-to-follow patterns, color photos of the finished projects, and illustrations of special stitch patterns and design elements make it easy for all knitters—from beginners to those at Mrs.Weasley's level—to work knitting magic. Charmed Knits whisks you away on a wonderful journey. Along the way, you can pick patterns inspired by the Weasleys, stock up at Diagon Alley, show your house colors, conjure up gifts, or create pieces to help you feel at home in the magical world of Harry Potter.
The Harry Potter phenomenon and the popularity of knitting a magical combination
An online search combining Harry Potter and knitting yields over a million results. This unique book features 30 patterns that celebrate popular Harry Potter characters and places. Knitters can create initial sweaters for Harry, Ron, Fred, and George; sweaters, scarves, mittens, hats, and socks in the house colors of Hogwarts; themed items such as cloaks, robes, stuffed toys, and a blanket; and more. A bonus craft project lets readers " magically" hold a work in progress. Easy-to-follow patterns and color photos showing the finished projects inspire both beginners and experienced knitters.
Alison Hansel (Boston, MA) is a popular online knitting blogger (The Blue Blog at alison.knitsmiths.us). An avid Harry Potter fan, she s designed Potter-inspired patterns and hosted several popular Weasley knit-alongs. She has published patterns in the popular online knitting magazines MagKnits and Knitty.com. Jean Lampe (Bend, OR), Technical Editor, is a freelance author, teacher, designer, and spinner. A frequently published author, she writes a regular column for Cast On, the official magazine of the Knitting Guild of America.
About the Author
Alison Hansel is an avid Harry Potter fan and a popular knitting blogger whose daily missives can be read on the blue blog at alison.knitsmiths.us. The online go-to gal for Harry Potter tribute knitting, she has published patterns in the popular online knitting magazines MagKnits and Knitty.
Table of Contents
A trip to the Burrow to meet the Weasleys.
The Weasley Sweater.
Mrs. Weasley’s Bag of Stitch Witchery.
Molly’s Amazing Technicolor Housecoat.
Everything the young wizard needs (to knit) from your favorite spots on Diagon Alley.
Student Wizard Cap.
Head-to-toe designs in school colors.
Hip House Scarf.
The Magic of Giving.
Share the joy of knitting for others with Mrs. Weasley, Hermione, and even Dobby!
Hermione’s Magic Knitting Bag.
Harry Christmas Ornaments.
Phoenix Tears Scarf.
Home at Hogwarts.
Casual clothing for life at Hogwarts.
Harry’s Red Cable Sweater.
Hermione’s Cable and Bobble Hat.
Hermione’s Cable and Bobble Mittens.
Ron’s Animal Crackers Hat.
Ron’s Ragg Raglan.
Special Knitting Techniques.