After 3 years of waiting, this Harry Potter nerd is FINALLY seeing “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” this summer. To celebrate, I’ve knit up my own house scarf inspired by the ones worn by the cast during the play. Not having seen the scarves up close, my version is based on official PR photos. I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I’m going to enjoy seeing the play.
This pattern should be great for any newer knitter looking to start working in the round and playing with colors. The only stitch you need to know is the knit stitch.
Since this scarf is working with stripes in the round, check out these tutorials on how to make “jogless” stripes. It’s a good skill to learn if you want a clean stripe pattern in the round, but don’t feel pressured too. It’s not needed at all to make this pattern.
If you aren’t comfortable knitting in the round, you could also knit this scarf flat. But be careful! You’ll need to change anywhere you knit 1 round of C2, to two rounds so as to not be joining colors on the WS.
Feel free to tinker with this pattern to get your favorite fit, but as written this produces a scarf 8.25” wide 75.5” long (before tassels and unblocked)
10 rows by 8 stitch = 2x2 square in st st using 6mm needles, unblocked
What you need
6mm circular needles or DPNS
1 stitch marker
2 skeins of Heartland Yarn in primary house color (Color 1)
1 skein of Heartland Yarn in secondary house color (Color 2)
1 skein of Heartland Yarn in “Mount Rainier” (Color 3)
1 tapestry needle for weaving in ends
These colors aren’t perfect, but at $6.49 for 250 yards of yarn, you can’t beat it. Plus, you can always substitute the yarn of your choice for better color matching and fudge the pattern.
Slytherin: “Kings Canyon” for C1 and “Great Smoky Mountains” for C2.
Hufflepuff: “ Yellowstone” for C1 and “Black Canyon” for C2
Ravenclaw: “Bryce Canyon” for c1 and “Lake Clark” for C2.
Gryffindor: “Redwood” for C1 and “Bryce Canyon” for C2.
Cast on your scarf
With C2, cast on 64 stitches. Join in the round, leaving a stitch marker to note the beginning of the round.
Row 1-2: Knit all in C2
Row 3-4: Join C1, knit all stitches
Row 5: In C2, knit all stitches
Row 6-10: Join C3, knit all stitch
Repeat Rows 2-10 TWO times (18 rows added in stripe pattern), then knit 2 rows of C2.
Main Body of Scarf
This section is the bulk of your scarf. You’ll be working a BIG section of your main house color (C1) with little stripes of your secondary color (C2) and the contrasting grey (C3).
Row 1-20: in C1 knit all
Row 21-22: knit all in C2
Row 23-27: knit all in c3
Row 28: Knit all in c2
Row 29-30: Knit all in C1
Row 31: knit all in C2
Row 32-36: knit all in C3
Row 37-38: knit all in C2
Repeat Rows 1-38 of main body 9 times, or as desired for you’re preferred length
Ending your scarf:
In this section, you’ll mirror the 3 stripe repeat of the other end of your scarf.
Row 1-5: Knit all in C3
Row 6: Knit all in C2
Row 7-8: Knit all in C1
Row 9: Knit all in C2
Repeat Rows 1-9 TWO times (for 18 rows total)
Knit 1 more row in C2
Bind off all stitches
Turn your tube inside out and weave in those ends.
Once all your ends are woven in, seam both ends of the tube closed.
In C1, cut 108 10” stands. Create 18 tassels by bundling these into sets of 6. Attach 9 tassels to each end of the scarf. (You’ll need more or less tassels if you changed the width of the scarf). Need help on this step? Watch this video for easy instructions on tassel making.