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Wizard Scarf #1

Striped knit Gryffindor scarf


4 inches wide, 5.5 - 6ft long


160gms each Worsted Weight Patons Classic Wool in the following colours.

Colours described in the Harry Potter books: Rich Red (colour 0207) and Old Gold (0204)
Colours as seen in the Harry Potter movie: Burgundy (0208) and Maize (0203)
1 set 4.5mm dpns, 2 circulars or straight knitting needles (if you choose to knit flat and seam).


20sts to 4 inches over st st


The pattern is written as if you are knitting in the round, but this scarf can be knit flat and seamed if you desire.

Using the red/burgundy colour, cast on 40sts and knit in the round for 3 inches (work st st if you are knitting your scarf flat)

Tip: If you use a provisional cast on you can graft the end closed for a neater finish.

Change to maize/old gold and work for another three inches.

Tip: When changing colours, tie your yarns in a firm knot. Because the scarf is a tube you won't need to darn the loose threads in if you don't want to. If you prefer to darn the loose threads in, turn your scarf inside out before you graft the ends together and do it then.

Continue working stripes in this way until work measures 5.5 - 6ft, depending on the height of your little wizard. Make sure you end with a rust/burgundy coloured stripe.

Don't cast off, graft the end closed.


At each end, make 5x4 inch long tassels in the following colour sequence
maize/old gold
maize/old gold

Pattern copyright 2001 Sarah Bradberry. You may make as many scarves as you wish for yourself, or as gifts, but you may not sell scarves knit from this pattern under any circumstances. You also may not give this pattern away with a yarn purchase, use it to promote a brand of yarn, or include it in kits for sale (even if you say the pattern is free).

This pattern is intended as a gift to knitters, and not for the purpose of making profit. You may not sell scarves made from this pattern. You may not give this pattern away in a retail outlet, wholesale situation, or as a representative of any yarn company (even if you give it away for free). Images are from the online Harry Potter Collection for Webmasters at Used with permission.

Photo of finished scarf is copyright Sarah Bradberry May 26th 2004.