I have managed to locate my camera lead and can finally unveil this project from about 6 months ago! When my friends and I first booked our trip to the Harry Potter Studios, one of them remarked that I should knit us all some scarves to wear (even though we were going on the August Bank Holiday). Although she was half-joking, I can't resist a challenge...
(After all that, the only photo I have of both of them is rubbish!)
As there are four of us, I would have liked to have done one for each house but no-one wanted to be Slytherin or Hufflepuff so we we ended up with two Gryffindors and two Ravenclaws. I decided to go with the film-version of the Ravenclaw scarf in blue and grey rather than the book version of blue and bronze, simply because I couldn't find a decent colour match for the bronze.
As always, I was pushed for time with this project, so instead of attempting to knit them I went with something I'm more familiar with - crochet. Specifically, the double-crochet-in-between-the-stitches stitch which I'd found so quick and easy to work on my Heidi Blanket (copied from here).
I kept the pattern simple with large blocky stripes rather than the twin thin bands of colour as seen in the films - again for ease and speed. Sadly I ran out of yarn and didn't have the time to order more, so I could only pop a couple of tassles on each corner.
Nevertheless my scarves were a big hit with the girls and the tour guides alike - barely anyone else was dressed up for their visit but we like to rise to the occasion!
Here we are at Hogwarts