Posted by: kunderthedesk | July 15, 2009

The Golden Snitch Pattern

photo copyright to Raynor Gellatly of the Knitted Toy Box

photo copyright to Raynor Gellatly of the Knitted Toy Box

Happy Wednesday and happy Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince release day!  As mentioned on Monday, this week is dedicated to small Harry Potter themed projects that are knit-under-the-desk-able. On Monday I suggested a Gryffindor bookscarf, and today’s KUTD-able pattern suggestion is The Golden Snitch knitted plush by Raynor Gellatly of the Knitted Toy Box.

All you’ll need for this pattern are scraps of gold and white DK weight or worsted weight yarn, and US size 1 needles. That being said, gauge is not terribly important since it’s a plush toy, however, be sure that whatever yarn and needle size you do use allows you to knit tightly so that you won’t see the stuffing peek through.  Speaking of stuffing, you’ll also need a small amount of Polyfil or Fiberfil.  According to the designer, “This Golden Snitch is quick to knit up, but you’ll have to be really fast to catch it once it’s done!” Not only would this be a cute gift for a child, but adult fans would be able to turn it into a keychain or zipper pull or maybe even hang it from the rearview mirror of their car. It would also be fun to have on-hand to pass the time with back and forth in line at the theatre. You’ll be the talk of the lineup, and many jealous moviegoers will wish they had their own Golden Snitch, too.

Like I said, it was really hard to choose today’s HP themed project, because there are just so many great little patterns out there!  In fact, The Leaky Cauldron, a dedicatd site to all things Potter, has a list of Harry Potter knitting projects for you to browse.  The list contains things as small as HP scarf earrings or a Harry Potter dishcloth, to larger projects such as full-on Weasley sweaters and bags. I especially love the Gryffindor, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff socks!

Enjoy today’s pattern and enjoy the movie! See you next week :)

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