harry potter uniform sweater

in the style of the movies, the Hogwarts uniform sweater.


(as you can see, the sweater differs in the films - in the pre-Azkaban ones, there is a strip of house colours on the collar as well as cuffs, and they MC grey is lighter. directions have been provided for both.)

MATERIALS

  • DK weight yarn (acrylic/wool blend would be good) - approx 700 yds dark grey (MC) and a little of your chosen house colours (CC1, CC2):
    Gryffindor - CC1 = gold; CC2 = red
    Ravenclaw - CC1 = blue; CC2 - bronze*
  • Hufflepuff - CC1 = yellow; CC2 - black*
  • Slytherin - CC1 = green; CC2 - light grey
    *i haven't yet found photos which show these to be right but they seem a reasonable guess.
  • 4mm (US 6) needles
  • 3.75mm circular needle

    SIZES

  • 36(38,40)" bust

    GAUGE

  • 22 sts x 30 rows = 4" in stocking stitch

    BACK
    CO 100(106,112) sts. work in K1 P1 rib for 2"
    switch to st st. work 2 rows in CC1, 4 in CC2, 2 in CC1
    switch to MC and work in st st for 13(13.5,14)".
    ARMHOLES
    CO 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows
    next row: k3, ssk, to to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3
    rep this every RS row until 8 sts in total dec each side. **
    work even until armhole meas 8"
    SHAPE SHOULDER & NECK
    BO 6(7,8) sts, k20(22,24), k2tog, k1. place rem sts on holder.
    next row: purl
    next row: BO 6(7,8), k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
    rep these two rows until 8 sts rem.
    BO, rejoin yarn and shape other side to match, using ssk to dec instead of k2tog.

    FRONT
    work as for back to **
    NECK
    k37(40,43), k2tog, k3. pleace rem sts on holder.
    next row: purl
    next row (dec row): k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 rep these rows until 10 sts dec, then rep the dec row every other RS row until 6 more sts dec. work even for 9 rows.
    BO 6 (7,8) sts at beg of next row and every other RS row until 8 sts rem. BO.
    rejoin yarn and shape other side to match, using ssk to dec instead of k2tog.

    SLEEVES
    CO 48(50,52) sts. work in k1 p1 rib for for 2"
    switch to st st. OLD STYLE ONLY - work 2 rows in CC1, 4 in CC2, 2 in CC1
    switch to MC and work in st st, inc 1 at each end of next & every 8th row 12 times, ending on a WS row
    SHAPE HEAD
    BO 4(4,5) sts at beg of next 2 rows
    next row: k1, ssk, ssk, work to last 5 sts, k2tog, k2tog, k1
    next row: purl
    rep these two rows once more
    dec 1 at each end of every RS row until 24(26,26) sts rem. BO

    NECKBAND
    using 3.75mm needle with MC, with RS facing starting at the tip of the V, pick up sts evenly around the neckline.
    work in k1 p1 rib for 1 rnd
    next rnd (dec rnd): work 1, ssk, rib to last 3 sts, k2tog, work 1
    working dec rnd every other rnd as est, OLD STYLE - work 2 rnds in CC1, 4 in CC2, 2 in CC1, 2 in MC. NEW STYLE - work in MC for 10 rnds.
    BO in rib.

    MAKING UP
    weave in yarn ends
    if using wool or wool blend, block each piece into shape.
    join shoulder seams with backstitch, sew sleeves into place with mattress stitch, seam arms and body with mattress stitch.

    pattenr by katie @ ohmystars.net/craft