Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pattern Round-Up: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Did you see the red carpet photos and interviews from the HP7b London premiere?  Fantastico!

Yes, we live to enrich your lives.  I've decided that occasionally (sometimes, but not limited to, coinciding with the occasional Knitwear at the Movies posts) I will do a themed Pattern Round-Up of my faves, according to my whims and preferences... because I can!

Pattern Round-Up: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
relevant links to the KM post with pictures are helpfully provided in the pattern title heading

Screen Grab: Hermione's Cable & Eyelet Hat
This free pattern [Rav link], designed by Jackie Lauseng, is knit in the round with a worsted weight wool on size US5 needles.

Screen Grab: Hermione Hearts Ron
Another free Hermione hat pattern [Rav link], this one designed by Christy Aylesworth.  AND it's been translated into Spanish!

Screen Grab: Neville's Dinner Party Vest
Freshisle Fibers has gone cahrazy with the HP6 patterns!  Five dollars can get you the pattern [Rav link] for Neville's beautiful Fair Isle vest, featured in Slughorn's dinner party scene:
image (c) Freshisle Fibers

Screen Grab: Ron's Tuque
A tuque is a stocking cap, especially one that's pointy; Freshisle Fibers has thoughtfully provided a free pattern [Rav link] and taught me a new word in the process.

Screen Grab:  Hermione's Scarf
Hermione's free Fair Isle scarf, brought to you by Freshisle Fibers [Rav link]...

Inspiration: Hermione's Mittens
...and these free matching mittens [Rav link], also designed by Freshisle Fibers!

Inspiration: Half-Blood Prince
Designer Angela Tennant was very clever in naming her HP6-inspired socks Half-Blood Prince [Rav link]: super easy for searching!  The pattern has six (-ahem- sixth book) crowns and Slytherin cable-snakes to illustrate the muggle/magic duality of the titular Prince; only $5.
NOTE: The kit mentioned on Ravelry, which is sold here (Etsy store currently on vacation), has accompanying yarn House of Awesome AwesomeSock in a colorway called -- wait for it -- Half Blood Prince.  AND scene.

Inspiration: HP Fingerless Mitts
More inspiration -- and free at that -- from designer Lisa Mitchell...  these fingerless mitts [Rav link] incorporate simple stripes in house colors (but, of course, the sample is Slytherin).

Inspiration: Wee Slytherin
It's a tiny wee sock [Rav link]!  With an I-cord snake!  For free!  Thanks to designer Dawn Brand!

Screen Grab: pygmy puffs
"...a number of round balls of fluff in shades of pink and purple, all rolling around the bottom of a cage and emitting high-pitched squeaks."  ~ HP6, p121
I found two great pygmy puff patterns: one knit [Rav link] designed by Erin at Molly's Needles, one crochet [Rav link] designed by Brenna Eaves, both free!

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