Monika Evans

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eBook : 7 patterns

Clearly, I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. As a lover of books, yarn, and the world of HP, I can’t imagine a better place to visit, sit and knit than the library at Hogwarts! The Hogwarts Library Collection is made up of the patterns I dream of knitting there, surrounded by the wonderful (and sometimes scary!) books in the Hogwarts library’s stacks.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
After brewing – uh, knitting – myself some Felix Felicis as part of my Hogwarts Library Collection, I really got a taste for potions. And as I was thinking of more types to make, it was getting close to Valentine’s Day… So how about some Amortentia? It’s a very powerful love potion, and even if you don’t need any, this sparkly and frothy shawle...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Crochet: Clutch, Tote
In my experience, I find that you can never have too many bags, especially ones that are “Bigger on the Inside”! And why limit your Doctor Who fandom to a T-shirt? So I made the TARDIS Tote, a nice and sturdy crocheted bag to carry around your projects, books, or maybe to do a bit of incognito time travel!
Knitting: Scarf
I love many of the creatures in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ by Newt Scamander, but the Phoenix is one of my all-time favorites: Not only are they the most beautiful and loyal pets (if you are actually able to tame one), but their tail feathers make for some really powerful wand cores, as Harry can probably tell you.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Even if you aren’t a half-blood prince, Potions lessons come in handy. Where else will you learn to bottle fame, brew glory, and stopper death? You’ll need your copy of“Advanced Potion Making” by Libatius Borage. Got your cauldron ready? We are about to brew some liquid luck!
Knitting: Cowl
If you haven’t read “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” by Newt Scamander, you should definitely check out a copy from Madam Pince, the librarian: The fifth design in The Hogwarts Library Collection is a cowl inspired by the Bowtruckle, one of the wonderful creatures described in the book, which also happens to be one of Newt’s favorite m...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Even if you aren’t arachnophobic like Ron, you have to admit, Hagrid’s eight-legged friend, Aragog, and his family of huge spider-like creatures are pretty intimidating! But Acromantula the pattern is much less frightening - so get your “Monster Book of Monsters” ready, and don’t forget to stroke the spine first: It’s time for the fourth patter...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Dragonhide is the first magical pattern in The Hogwarts Library Collection, a set of 7 accessory designs inspired by books you can find in the Hogwarts library’s stacks. Although the copies of “Dragon Species of Great Britain and Ireland” and “Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit” are likely both checked out and in Hagrid’s hut…
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Three Brothers is one of my favorite stories in “The Tales of Beedle the Bard”. Most wizards thought it was just another fable, but it plays a major role in the magical world, not to mention that it really teaches a valuable lesson.
Knitting: Cowl
In case you didn’t pay attention in Herbology class, you can read all about the Venomous Tentacula plant in “One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi” by Phyllida Spore. They are actually quite affectionate plants – up until they start strangling you. Of course, I’m sure you’ll be perfectly safe wearing this cowl, even with all its little creepy te...
Knitting: Cowl
The Reno Balloon Races are always one of the year’s most exciting festivals for everyone in the area! So when I heard about a limited edition color in honor of one of its most beautiful events, the Dawn Patrol, I just had to make something that reminded me of a classic hot air balloon glowing in the dark - with the fun psychedelic neon colors i...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I loved the book ‘Voyager’ and was so happy to see it translated on screen! So I created a lightweight crochet shawl that Claire or the other travelers might like to wear on a breezy evening on deck, even in warmer climates like Jamaica. The design is based on an image of a Scottish Thistle to remind them of home, even while their adventures ta...
Crochet: Cowl
Leafy Galore is an oh-so-scrumptious crocheted cowl with lots of – you guessed it! – leafy texture.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Quick ‘N Swirly is a fun shawlette to use up one (or more) of those pretty fingering skeins we all buy on impulse and then aren’t sure what to do with – the design is more about showcasing the yarn than having overly complex patterning, and it looks good from both sides. The shawlette has a diagonal slant and a fun curve and to it, and you can ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Once a nerd, always a nerd… After having so much fun with the Police Box MKAL, I just had to create another accessory to match and keep your head warm in style!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“April Showers bring May Flowers.” And fun ideas for a pretty shawl! But that is a bit long for a pattern title – so when I talked about it with a friend, she came up with “Maypril Shlowers”… She was joking, but I thought the title perfectly suits my inner nerd. So here you go!
Knitting: Cowl
To celebrate the newest season of Doctor Who, this cowl was originally the “Police Box MKAL”.
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves
Lots of cowls are vertical, but I like to see the pattern of what I’m wearing without having to crane my neck or pull it away from me and into my field of vision first. So here’s a cowl with a smaller radius at the top than the bottom, which scrunches nicely and spreads out on the chest and shoulders a little – problem solved! And while we’re a...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Belles and Bobbles is a sweet one-skein project, inspired by the release of the new movie version of “Beauty and the Beast” – but if you have extra yarn, you can make it bigger! With lots of lace and bobbles, the shawlette can totally be chic enough for a festive outfit (one of my samples has sparkles…. extra fancy!) as well as be worn for a tr...
Crochet: Throw
Do you have a whole stack of worsted weight yarn in in your stash, have joined a monthly yarn club, or are a Tosh Limited Edition Color fan? Here’s a fun and useful project to use up 12 skeins in different colors: Worked in log cabin-style squares, each row of squares incorporates 3 colors in different sequences, using the same amount of each p...
Knitting: Cowl
Is it a green and red cowl? Or a red and green snood? No matter which, you’ll be in Cheermeister mood!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I was so excited about the release of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in movie form and the prospect of new wizarding adventures, I wanted to create something that Newt Scamander might enjoy wearing, showing off his interest in magical creatures. ‘Scamander’ therefore features wriggly things (which could be creeks full of newts in hon...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series is one of my beloved go-tos for its nerd-appeal and tongue-in-cheek humor. I love how Ford always seems to wiggle out of tight spots with the help of his trusty Hitchhiker’s Guide and his towel.
Crochet: Cowl
I love multi-functional garments. As the name implies, the Twice As Fun Cowl can be two things: a pretty and lightweight cowl, or a hoodie!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is the full pattern for the Highland Travels shawl, formerly the Dragonfly MCAL! We have all been waiting for the next season of our favorite Scottish TV series to start, so we could go along with Claire and Jamie on their newest adventures… What better excuse to make something fun that is reminiscent of the fun things they wear in the show?
Crochet: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
Yoda says: “Do, or do not – there is no try.” Well, with this pattern you can actually try the mitts version on first, and then decide if you Do want to add finger coverings to turn them into mittens, or if you Do Not.
Crochet: Neck / Torso - Other
The Vikings 2016 Binge MCAL is officially over, but you can still make yourself a multipurpose shoulder cozy, that is like literally getting a hug from Ragnar himself!
Knitting: Headband
I grew up in the ‘80s, and am happy to see how some of the fun ‘in’ things from that era are making a comeback, such as the Brat Pack movies – my favorites are ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Weird Science’ - and certain clothing styles and colors (neon, anyone?). One of my favorite ‘80s accessories is the headband – keeps your ears and forehead warm...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I am a big fan of nature documentaries, and especially enjoy ones that deal with the secrets of the deep – Jacques Cousteau’s expeditions and his love for the ocean have always fascinated me.
Knitting: Cape
Have you always wanted to pay homage to your favorite superhero, but without wearing spandex? Or do you know someone who is a superhero, but is really missing a cape? Well, here you go! :-)
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
For bad hair days or whenever you want to cover your head with something pretty but not super warm, this lacy cap will do the trick!
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Being a big fan of Disney movies always helps me think of fun and unusual items to make – the shape for this hat was inspired by the costume Boo wears in the movie Monsters, Inc., but the colors came from Finding Nemo.
Crochet: Hats - Other
This fun hat is based on one that I once bought at a renaissance faire in Texas. It had two purple and two orange points with bells on them, but was made of velvet. So when I moved to a colder climate, I wanted a warmer version – and this one has the added benefit of being reflective in the dark!