I’ve been wanting to make myself a Hufflepuff scarf for quite some time – years, probably. I finally pushed it to the top of my to-make list and now it’s done!
I knew that I wanted my scarf to be primarily black, as that goes with my general style and wardrobe. I like the way it turned out: the gold stripes are a nice accent, but it’s not too overwhelmingly bright.
As you’ll notice, I didn’t make my scarf as long as those in the movie (14 sets of trapped bars) or even in the pattern (10 sets of trapped bars). I went with nine sets of trapped bars, since that seemed to be a good length for me while maintaining easy wear without too much likelihood of tripping over it or having it flapping around too much. As it is, the scarf is quite wide so it doesn’t need to be doubled up to provide a good warm layer. The 1×1 rib makes it nice and stretchy as well, and I think it’ll be nice and warm.
I also made the fringe a bit longer than recommended because I thought it would look nice. The original movie scarves have quite a short fringe that is just in the color of the main scarf body, but I chose to alternate colors for a little extra flair.
I’m quite pleased with how it turned out! It took quite awhile to knit (compared to my usual, anyway) because the 1×1 rib is a slow-growing stitch pattern. I’m excited to start wearing it!