Charmed Knits: Projects for Fans of Harry Potter Paperback – 4 May 2007
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“There is a section on knitting techniques and abbreviations included that will explain all to novice knitters…" (Knit Today, October 2007)
From the Back Cover
Sit and Knit a Spell
You′ll soon be knitting enchanting things you didn′t know were within your powers. Charmed Knits offers dozens of patterns for items that evoke the mystique of Harry Potter?—a Wizard Robe, an Invisibility Shawl, a Quidditch Sweater, Ron′s Ragg Raglan, a Clock Blanket, Harry Christmas Ornaments, and more. Easy–to–follow patterns, color photos of the finished projects, and illustrations of special stitch patterns and design elements make it easy for all knitters—from beginners to those at Mrs.Weasley′s level—to work knitting magic. Charmed Knits whisks you away on a wonderful journey. Along the way, you can pick patterns inspired by the Weasleys, stock up at Diagon Alley, show your house colors, conjure up gifts, or create pieces to help you feel at home in the magical world of Harry Potter.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
The patterns have various degrees of difficulty which are highlighted as first year, OWL or NEWT, and lots of things to knit in your house colours.
There are patterns for jumpers, scarfs, socks, as well as the invincibility cloak (a shawl), owls and even wand cosies!
As a bit of a sock knitter I loved the patterns for quidditch and house socks as well as dobbies sock, harry's sock and socks with broomsticks and snitches!
Its a wonderful book with lots of humour and delight, as well as patterns that are easy to understand :)
The presentation format is very clear and the photos very professional, showing a fair amount of detail. The author provides a list of wools that would be suitable for the different house colours but they can be easily replaced with a preferred brand.
The instructions are easy to follow and I think it would be difficult to get confused by them. The information at the back of the book is clear enough for me (as an English knitter) to "translate" the American terminology into English without difficulty and I fully intend to make as many of the garments included in the book as possible. I think most of my loved ones will be getting something from this book come Christmas!
If you are debating whether to buy this book or not, I would go for it. In my opinion it is well worth the money!
It will also keep you in good favour with any Harry Potter fan in your life, whether its a child or you.
A word of warning about the house scarfs the large size are film acurate length.
There is a large selection of patterns from some well known classics such as the house scarf and the weasly jumper, to more inspired creations such as the beautiful lacework invisibility cloak.
I have tried my hands at a couple of patterns and they seem to work ok, however wool recomendations are out of date and as it is an american book some of the instructions would be slightly differant in England, easy enough to figure out though and one handy feature is telling you the exact length of wool needed for the project, so you dont have to buy more or less wool than needed.
My wife says that the patterns are easy to understand and to date she has knitted jumpers to the patterns in the book without trouble.
If you are a Harry potter fan and you or your partner knits, then this is the book for you.
Highly recommended by my wife and you dare not argue with her.
I was excited to see the designs inspired by harry potter, when I opened the book my heart sank and I realised that I had wasted my money. The designs although simple and functional are unimaginative and to be quite honest I was EMBARRASSED that I had spent money on this product.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book, however took far too long to get here!!! Took over 3 weeks to be delivered!Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Looked good initially only to discover when having good look through it that three pages have been ripped out so three of the patterns are incomplete! Very annoying!Published on 16 Dec. 2013 by wendy reid
My grandson is a great Harry Potter fan and absolutely had to have jumper scarf etc . I was pleased with the book and was soon busy knitting for him and his older brother,Published on 15 Dec. 2013 by Kathy
Bought the book to knit hogwarts jumpers. But it's American and uses american yarns and knitting abbreviations. It's gone to the charity shop!!!!Published on 26 Nov. 2011 by Ms. C. L. Thompson
i found this book very good as a starter book as i am just learning to knit and i love harry potter!!Published on 22 Aug. 2011 by jenny