I don’t know how I forgot to share this (I do know, I’ve just got a lot on my plate lately). BUT I can share one of my projects in the Harry Potter Knitting Magic book that’s coming out next year!
If you’re familiar with the movies then you know in Goblet of Fire we meet the ladies of Beauxbaton’s Academy of Magic and they wear light blue capelets. Well, I created a knit version! And this was one of the images they decided to share as a sneak peek of the patterns in the book. I was super excited to see one of my projects was one that was going to be shared. I’m even more excited about my second project and all I’ll say is it’s a sweater that I love. So yeah…I’m excited about the book and my first patterns being published. Will I be doing more patterns in the future? I don’t know but this was definitely a great experience.
18 Replies to “Harry Potter Knitting Magic Update”
This is so exciting! I admit that I did not know if you and your work til the Webs Retreat but your inspiring keynote made me an instant fan. A Harry Potter pattern book cemented that!! Did you by chance tackle the Ron Weasley blanket? Been meaning to make that for years! Congrats on the book and I’m excited to check it out!
So pretty! Congratulations!
Congratulations! I love the capelet and want to knit one.
I love the collar on your capelet! That’s such a beautiful touch. Congratulations on your the patterns!
Well done, you! How exciting to have a pattern published. With your creativity, eye for color, and seeming ease in adjusting patterns, it makes total sense you would create patterns of your own which, I just have to say, is so far beyond me that I think of it as knitting alchemy. Harry Potter isn’t the only one practicing some magic 🙂 Congratulations!
YOU knit that?! And you made it all 1 color, wow! That has got to be a first! It is absolutely GOR-GEOUS! Well done! By far my fav of all ur FO’s!! Way to go DWJ!
I’m using my Barnes & Noble gift card for this. 🙂
It is so pretty! I’m eager to see your second pattern too. The book is on my Christmas wish list!
How exciting for you! And it looks beautiful. Can’t wait to see the sweater.
Congratulations on being a published knitwear designer! Your design is lovely.
Beautiful! I love the collar detail and the shaping – very graceful and striking! Congratulations 🙂
So exciting!! I will definitely be getting the book!!! I love all things Harry Potter but to then have them in knitting projects is so much fun!!!
I can NOT wait for this to come out! I am so glad I preordered this book!
Hey, absolutely love the pattern! As I’m rather new to knitting though, I’m having a bit of trouble with the decreasing on the bottom. I think my brain can’t handle the swift shift from crocheting to knitting so I was wondering if you could maybe explain the decreasing to me?
I’m not sure about what decreases you’re referring to and I don’t have tutorials but I often refer people to VeryPink Knits on YouTube. She does lots of technique videos and does close-ups of her hands and makes it all look easy. Here’s one on SSK decreases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg1ykku04is Hopefully that helps.
Hi! I have the same problem as you. I love the pattern and I’m almost finished with the main part, but I’m struggling with the two last rows. I’ve watched videos to learn the SSK decrease, and it seems we need to decrease quite a lot. Which seems weird. I have to mention that I’m using the norwegian version of the book and it is full of mistakes Have you managed to complete the main part?
I did finish it, but I’m afraid it turned out a bit wonky. It’s been a while, so I don’t really remember how I did it, but I think I just kind of freestyles it and went with what was logical. Thing is, I’m really not that good at knitting, so I wouldn’t take my advice:)
I’ve finally managed to understand what I was supposed to do. I had to ask three “knitting experts” and everybody was really confused, but in the end I tried several possible interpretations and found how it was supposed to be. There is one ” * ” that should not be there in the line that describes the first SSK (in the norwegian version of the book). I hope that I will manage to do the collar now. Thanks for your feedback 🙂 !