WWW: The Longbottom Fair Isle, Potter Craft, 3500 Sq Ft of Sock Yarn

Spoiler alert: A sweater for saving the world?

There’s been much excited discussion in the knitting community about the rather wonderful Fair Isle cardigan worn by the character of Neville Longbottom in the latest and last Harry Potter movie.

It’ll be interesting to see who comes out with the first pattern adaptation…

On the topic of Harry Potter, a few sites have posted some Potter knitting patterns, to help (ahem) keep the magic alive.

FreshIsle Fibers from Manitoulin Island, Canada – some excellent shadow-knitted socks and mitts!
Lion Brand Yarns – the obligatory scarves, and a rather cute wand craft project.
The Leaky Cauldron fan site has a huge list of all sorts of patterns and projects.
And a run down of some broader Potter-related crafting projects on the Guardian.

Imagine those shelves fully stocked...

After 6 years as an online-only store, the Simply Socks Yarn Company is opening a 3500 square foot store in Indiana. They are renovating a 1948 Post Office building, and there’s some amazing pictures of the renovation on the blog.

Let me say that again, so it really sinks in: 3500 sq ft dedicated to sock yarn. They’re entirely supportive of non-sock uses of sock yarn, by the way…

We wish Allison and her team all the best for the store opening, and look forward to visiting! Road-trip, anyone?

Tiny! Adorable! Carroty!

On the Craft Magazine blog, an interview with Anna Hrachovec of Mochimochiland fame. Anna talks about her “Tiny Thingsproject – a two-year long challenge to design and knit a new “tiny thing” every week.

From skunks to firecrackers to asparagus to holiday decorations, Anna has produced over 100 truly wonderful little things.

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9 thoughts on “WWW: The Longbottom Fair Isle, Potter Craft, 3500 Sq Ft of Sock Yarn

  1. Ajaychasse

    Did you know that someone already has a charting for the fairisle on rav? or they did, but in checking now, it looks like it was taken down. 🙁

  2. Inara

    I’m just so happy to know I’m not the only one who walked out of the movie going ‘Damn, I need to make Neville’s cardigan’.

  3. Seanna Lea

    I want that cardigan. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but if my hubby can have a Hufflepuff sweater for this movie then I can have a glorious fairisle cardigan for after the movie.

  4. Jeanie

    Mochimochiland is terribly addictive. I find knitting those tiny things can become a slightly obsessive way to spend ones time….It’s like eating peanuts, or m&ms or whatever one can’t stop munching on!

  5. yvette

    Meanwhile, all the young women bloggers, aka my daughter’s set, have awarded Neville the MOST TRIUMPHANT EMERGENCE FROM PUBERTY award. Ha ha! How true!

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