Hagrid, Harry’s very large friend, is one of my favorite characters in the series. He’s got a heart of gold and anyone who loves animals that much has to be a good soul. I wanted to design a nice warm sweater that Hagrid could wear outside, taking care of the grounds, or puttering about with his animal friends, something with some interesting details, but not overly technically difficult. I love the scene from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone when Hagrid is working on his canary-yellow circus-tent-like sweater on the train during Harry’s first encounter with the magical world.
This sweater features a simple, easy-to-remember Buckbeak cable panel, flanked by twisted-stitches in a “follow the Spiders” pattern, which is also found on the ribbing. The rest of the sweater is worked in
a very quick-to-knit Norbert(a) the Dragon scale pattern with a staggered slip stitch texture. This is a great first-time cable/textured stitch pattern, which requires minimal shaping to work.