Buckbeak Pullover by Dana Williams-Johnson

Buckbeak Pullover

by Dana Williams-Johnson
Knitting
January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1680 - 4480 yards (1536 - 4097 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL) Shown in size S. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bust: 31¼ (34¾, 38¼, 41¾, 45¼, 48¾, 55¾, 59¼, 62½, 66) in. / 79.5 (88.5, 97, 106, 115, 124, 141.5, 150.5, 158.5, 167.5) cm, Front Length: 23 (24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 28½, 29, 29½
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Half horse, half eagle, Hippogriffs are proud animals who demand respect. Film designers took great care in bringing this fan-favorite, mythology-inspired creature to life on-screen. They consulted veterinarians and physiologists, examining the mechanics of how birds fly and how horses gallop to make sure the Hippogriff’s movements were as lifelike as possible. It was important to get the body proportions correct so that the animal could feasibly carry multiple humans on its back, as Buckbeak does in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Buckbeak’s wingspan is twenty-eight feet!

Worked from the top down with minimal finishing beginning with a ribbed collar, German short rows are used to gently raise up the back of this pullover inspired by Hagrid’s beloved Hippogriff Buckbeak. A band of stranded colorwork feathers emphasizes the neck area, while easy increases build out the yoke and body. Once the sleeves are separated, the feather motif is continued on. Waist and sleeve shaping create a flattering flared shape reminiscent of the creature’s stunning wingspan.

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL)
Shown in size S.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31¼ (34¾, 38¼, 41¾, 45¼, 48¾, 55¾, 59¼, 62½, 66) in. / 79.5 (88.5, 97, 106, 115, 124, 141.5, 150.5, 158.5, 167.5) cm
Front Length: 23 (24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 28½, 29, 29½, 30) in. / 58.5 (61, 63.5, 66, 68.5, 71, 72.5, 73.5, 75, 76) cm, including 1½ in. / 4 cm tall collar

YARN
Miss Babs Yowza (100% superwash merino wool; 560 yd. / 512 m per 8 oz. / 227 g hank)
Color A: Lycan (dark gray), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) hank(s)
Color B: Fleur de Sel (medium gray), 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) hank(s)
Color C: White Peppercorn (light gray), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) hank(s)

ERRATA
Page 116
YOKE Section under SHAPE YOKE
Inc rnd 2: Knit and inc 6 (7, 15, 10, 25, 19, 34, 29, 43, 39) sts evenly spaced—100 (100, 120, 120, 140, 140, 160, 160, 180, 180) sts.
On the sleeve charts, the second 2XL should be for the XL chart.