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The Weasley Sweater

Knitting
May 2007
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 - 2010 yards (366 - 1838 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Weasley sweaters for everyone!  Just like the sweaters Mrs. Weasley made for her kids and Harry for Christmas in the first movie, this simple oversized sweater is knit in a tweedy yarn with an initial on the front.  The sweater is a basic, drop-shoulder style, with sleeves knit down from the body of the sweater so there’s minimal seaming.  And because it’s knit at such a comfortable gauge and oversized, this project is great for a beginner charming up a sweater for the first time.  The initial can even be worked into the front with duplicate stitch! The soft and rather luxurious tweedy cashmere blend balances the intentional homeliness of the sweater: It may have the look of Weasley clothes, but it feels divine!  And don’t worry about it being perfect - Molly wouldn’t.

This pattern is available excerpted at Canadian Living.com in an article titled “Knit a Harry Potter sweater”. Also available on Alison’s blog.