Thursday, 23 June 2011


Any ideas what Pottermore is going to be all about? And, more importantly, will there be new knitting opportunities?

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Harry and Draco knitting patterns

You can now buy the knitting patterns for Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter in my Etsy shop - the patterns for both dolls are included in one 8-page suitably gothic-themed pattern. Put down that wand, pick up your needles, and get knitting, Slytherins!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Harry Potter knitted doll

Yes, OK, I know that I am going to be barred from the common room for a few days for knitting a Gryffindor. But if it makes you feel any better, he has gone off to a new home with Draco and will probably be bullied mercilessly.

Harry Potter was a custom order for one of my wonderful Etsy customers but I am currently working on the pattern so you can knit him and Draco for yourselves.

His glasses are made out of twisted fuse wire and he's wearing a school jumper and robes with Gryffindor house colour trims. Just like the real Harry, it's impossible to make his hair stay neatly down, thanks to a sprinkling of short, thick, mohair chunky wool sprinkled in among the double knitting yarn...

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Draco Malfoy doll

The only time I ever did a personality quiz on Facebook ("Which Harry Potter character are you?") it told me that I was like Draco Malfoy (which is what happens when you do personality quizzes on Monday morning before having your coffee). So when I was asked by one of my Etsy customers to knit her a Draco, I was delighted.

Draco is a little bit smaller than the adult dolls, about 11 inches tall, and he's got a slighter build. I based him on Prisoner of Azkaban-era Draco, where he's only just started to get into his evil stride and still has that slightly innocent air of superior swagger. In the photo above he's waiting for Harry to walk past so he can trip him up or shout "Woooo-oooo Dementor" at him.

Here's Draco walking around outside Hogwarts, looking for some first years to pick on.

Draco was a custom order from my Etsy shop, but I will be selling the pattern soon.

Oh - and just to warn you - I have also knitted a non-Slytherin character doll and will reveal all soon. Hope there isn't a riot in the common room.