Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Harry Potter Unity Scarf on Flexible Loom

************* UPDATE October 2009 *******************
Scarf is finally finished! Check it out here.
*************UPDATE February 21, 2009*******************
I'm finally to the last four bands for color! It's been slow going on this, lately. I've been so busy with other things I just haven't had the time to work on it. I really want to get it finished, though. It's going to be a very thick and warm scarf.
*************UPDATE January 16, 2009*******************
I've just reached the halfway point! Yay! BUT, I've decided to scrap the crest on the neck for this time around. I've had to put it on the back burner for a few days and need to get it done before winter is over! :) I'm planning on making a second scarf when finished with this one, so I may try the intarsia stuff on it instead. Wish me luck!
*************UPDATE January 05, 2009*******************
I've now got the bottom four stripes and the thin red, gold, and green stripes are finished. I'm going to be experimenting with the crest on the back of the neck before I continue. The scarf seems to be knitting well. I'm really liking the gauge the loom is producing at 4 stitches per inch. The knit pattern is much more subtle and sturdier feeling than the green Knifty Knitter extra large gauge I used on the Slytherin House Scarf. But, it's not too small that it takes forever to knit.


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Just started a new scarf for my mom. I'm making the Unity Scarf that Neville wears in the Harry Potter movie Goblet of Fire.

I changed a few things like adding a Hogwarts "H" crest on the ends and I think another one at the neck. The crests aren't turning out as hoped, but someone on craftster has suggested a fix, so hopefully that will make it better.

Progress so far:
unity scarf progress 02

hp unity scarf progress 01

Here is my pattern idea:

hp unity scarf pattern

And, the crest:

hogwarts crest

I'm using my new "pick-up stick" loom. It seems to be working wonderfully so far. Here's a link to make the loom (http://knitty-witty.blogspot.com/2008/12/making-easy-knitting-loom.html).

5 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the idea of the flexible knitting loom you have made. I've been trying to get a knitting loom for 2 years, I bought the knifty knitter loom set and was disappointed at the slack knitting. I would love to be able to make socks on a loom. Can you suggest how to do that on your flexible loom. I'm going to go out and try and find some pick up sticks, I'm not sure if you can get them in Australia as I have never seen them before.

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  2. Absolutely incredible what you've done with"pick-up stix"!!! You are now an official "loom engineer" :) I don't know if confessdeny has heard of DALooms that are sold here in the USA. I'm sure they ship abroad. They have sock looms. Also, the KISS loom has sock looms. Hope this helped.

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  3. Thanks, Jolene.

    It's been a while since I've had time to do some loom knitting these days. I'm really hankering to get back to some soon. Especially now that its getting chillier out. Can it be October already!

    Mieljolie

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  4. Hi may i know how you made the crest?

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  5. Sure thing, Annabelle. I gridded out the crest like the close up illustration above. Then, I used purl stitches where the gray squares are. It gives a subtle raised texture. If you have any other questions, I'd be happy to try to answer them.

    Mieljolie

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