From the editors of the popular special issue Jane Austen Knits comes a brand new literary inspired magazine that will take you into a magical world of knitting. Enter a world filled with transformative knits, empowering mythology, and classic garments in this collection of 30+ knitting patterns inspired by the beloved characters, stories, and worlds of J.K. Rowling’s popular novels.
The knitting patterns in this issue are broken up according to their magical subject matter. Take your favorite classes and learn new techniques such as lace knitting, colorwork knitting, and cable knitting in:
- History of Magic—House scarves with modern stripes, a sweater fit for a sorcerer, socks that will knock you off your broom, and two vests: one harnessing the power of the sun, the other contrasting the pillars of civilization with the immensity of the heavens.
- Care of Magical Creatures—Woolen socks and a colorwork hat and to keep you warm as you pace the study; mitts and socks that keep the damp at bay while you repot challenging shrubberies; a sweater of gigantic proportions; a scarf that hints at the wild of the woods; and a hair bow that is the perfect accessory for any ambitious bureaucrat with a sadistic desire for power.
- Transfiguration—You’ll want a hooded cloak and laced mitts when you set out on a trek to the Albanian forest; when sneaking around the castle for a late night snack, whimsical socks will help you tread lightly; make a tower of hats for the hardworking elves in your life; Even when you’re invisible, a little bit of lace can be comforting; and if you think the mermaid’s song is hard to resist, try resisting knitting the mermaid’s shawl.
- Charms—When dark wizards seem to lurk in every corridor, don an owl cardigan with keen eyes to watch your back; Pull on your mitts—not only can they keep your hands warm while your fingers remain nimble, they also provide a handy place to stash your wand; sometimes the only way to quell the power of a nasty name is to knit it up and wear it proudly—in the form of a becoming cardigan; When battling dark wizards, a pair of mittens with all the spells spelled out on the palms of your hands can be really . . . um . . . handy.
- Defense Against the Dark Arts—Make a colorwork vest that hints at your hidden powers; knit an intricate cablework sweater for a complex character—or maybe even yourself; sometimes shifting your appearance can be as simple as taking off a lacy layer; Old manors that have been in families for generations can be drafty—a pair of warm socks, an elegant wrapper, and a lacy cloak will keep off the chill.
A Magazine for All Knitters