Friday, December 7, 2012

He's a good man, I swear

He just wanted a Slytherin scarf. I can't explain it. Everyone knows Slytherins are a bunch of jerks. I mean aside from Voldemort, the entire Malfoy family, Bellatrix Lestrange, etc. there's the likes of Pansy Parkinson who constantly torments Hermione and Marcus Flint who cheats at quidditch.

Even knowing all that, Ryan still asked for a Slytherin scarf. Maybe he just knows he looks good in green. I don't think it's because he hates mudbloods.


The backstory: In For Yarn's Sake we have a shop sample of a Gryffindor scarf. Ryan came to take me to lunch one day and saw the scarf. He really liked it and asked if I could make one. (Incidentally, it's a stockinette tube. Yes darling, I can make that.) I told him I'd be happy to make him one. He asked for Slytherin colors. Who am I to say no. 

His good side

I didn't follow a pattern for this because, um, it's just stripes. I cast on enough stitches to go around a 16" needle (50) and worked my first green stipe until it was as long as I wanted. That turned out to be 17 rows. Then I did 2 rows silver, 2 rows green, 2 rows silver. Repeat forever, ending with a big green block. Flatten the tube into a big long rectangle. Add fringe. Ta-Da! 

His other good side

The yarn I used was Cascade 128. A 100% superwash merino that knits up nicely to a bulky gauge. I used size 10 needles and got a fabric that drapes but is still dense enough to keep the cold out. The colors I used were silver and army green. It took 3 full balls of the green (I used up every last scrap making the fringe) and just over half a ball of the silver. 


Ryan gave me some nice model poses for a while.


And a silly pose or too.


But eventually he tired of sitting in the cold listening to me direct him on how to sit and how to wear his scarf, and the shoot deteriorated. 


Ah, true love. 


  1. Sometimes we can't control who we are attracted to ;)

  2. I might be a Ravenclaw on Pottermore, in my heart I'm a slytherin. Why? I'm ginger. Gingers look good in green.

    It's a lovely scarf!

  3. Heehee, that's pretty darn cute! Who cares if it is Slytherin? The colors do look great on him and he is sure to wear it often. How nice you are to knit him a scarf!

  4. :-) I don't like too many wips. But there should be the time to knit my husband a scarf. Have a nice weekend. Regula from winter wonderland.

  5. The scarf seems to suit him,the color that is. :-D He seems to be a very grateful recipient.

  6. what a goober.

    cute scarf :)

    pam xo