Knitted Bookmarks

Harry Potter Mini-Scarf BookmarksHarry Potter Mini-Scarf Bookmarks
My friend Steph is a primary school teacher and a few months ago she was admiring the Harry Potter scarves I’d knitted. Since I had lots of the yarn left over, I told her I’d knit a mini-scarf to use as a bookmark for each kid in her class. They’re extremely simple and you can finish several in one night. I used a normal DK (8-ply) yarn and a slightly smaller needles size than recommended. (This makes for a bulkier bookmark.) Cast on 8 stitches in red, knit six rows, and switch to yellow. Knit six more rows and switch again, each time carrying the unused color up the side. When you’ve got thirteen stripes, cast off and weave in the ends. Add three tassels on each end, made from one strand of each color. Voila! And I even managed to get them done before the next movie comes out. 🙂

(Special thanks to Amy, who helped out by knitting some up from her own stash.)

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  1. I made my first little bookmark and it is so cute (if anything Slytherin can be cute). 😉

    Thanks for the great idea! It’s too warm for scarves here now, but not too warm for bookmarks; just in time for #5!

  2. That’s fantastic! Post a piccie so we can see how it turned out. 🙂

  3. 5K, Villa Maria Prim

    September 11, 2003 — 11:32 pm

    Dear Kris,

    Thank you so much for the Gryffindor scarves. They were an excellent surprise. Already three quarters of the class have been awarded them, and some people are begging for another one.
    These treats are very handy and we like them a lot.

  4. I’m so glad you liked them, kids! Maybe I’ll do another lot of Slytherins. I should have some green and grey wool left over from another project soon. 🙂

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