Dr. John Watson’s Scarf Pattern

I made this to see Game of Shadows at the theatre, but the movie had been out for at least a month so there weren’t very many people there to notice and nobody commented. 😦 I suppose they were too dumbstruck at the scarf’s awesomeness. Anyways, here’s the pattern I made up for it.


The scarf seems to use worsted weight in three colours, a heather brown,  light grey, and sky blue. I used the following:

1 skein Lion Brand’s Fishermen’s Choice in Natural brown

1 skein Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! in Medium Blue

1 skein Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! in Light Gray

Hobby Lobby sure comes up with imaginative names for colours, don’t they?


US size 7, or whatever you think will get the most accurate gauge.


Step 1: Cast on 40 stitches in brown using your favourite method.

Step 2: Slip one stitch knit-wise, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1 until end of row (single stitch ribbing)

Step 3: Repeat step 2 until you have 10 rows

Step 4: Switch to light grey and continue for 2 rows

Step 5: Change to blue and continue for 6 rows

Step 6: Switch back to light grey for 2 rows

Step 7: Change back to brown and knit 14 rows

Step 8: Repeat steps 4 through 7 until your desired length. I’m pretty sure that the original has 14 stripe repeats.

Step 9: When you are finished with the last stripe repeat, switch to brown and continue the ribbing pattern for 10 rows.

Step 10: Cast off

Then you have the tedious process of weaving in ends. Because this scarf is knitted in ribbing, the technique is a little different. Here’s a lovely how-to video for it. And you don’t need to weave in the end you have at the ends of your scarf. They can be left with the fringe.

After you finish that, it’s time to add the fringe. For each tassel I used four strands of one color, and each strand was about 8 inches long. This gets a little more than halved when put on the scarf. From what I can see of the order, it goes like this: Brown, blue, grey. Add the fringe on about every second to third row to keep it fanning out too much. If you don’t know how to add fringe, here’s a video.

Happy knitting!


Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban Gryffindor Scarf

Here’s the pattern for the Harry Potter scarf that I made (and designed).


3 skeins of red yarn (I used Caron Simply soft Autumn Red), 1 skein of yellow yarn (I used Caron Simply soft Sunshine)

US size 7 (or smaller, depending on how large you want your scarf to be) circular knitting needles

Place marker

crochet hook (for fringe)


Cast on 100 sts in red yarn and put on place marker. Join on the round. Knit in stockinette for 30 rows, then change to yellow yarn and knit 4 rows, switch to red and knit 4 rows, go back to yellow and knit 4 rows. Repeat 30 red rows and stripes until your desired length. Block if desired, then add fringe. I made mine 3 inches long. Et Voila! You have your very own Gryffindor scarf ready for the next Harry Potter movie premier! You can change the colors to match whatever House you like. Here’s my scarf.

Just a note, 100 stitches make a very wide scarf. Mine ended up being 10 1/2 inches wide, so if you want a thinner scarf, cast on about 60 to 75.