Give your basic sweater a magical upgrade by adding in this “Mischief Managed” pattern ! I guarantee you’ll get requests from all your fellow Potter fans to make them one too! I certainly did!
Give in to the PotterMania, that’s still going strong after 20 years ! All you need for this mischievous sweater is a basic sweater pattern – any pullover sweater pattern of your choice, knit topdown or from the bottom up, knit in the round or flat, doesn’t matter. What is important though, is that it has to be knit in stockinette stitch. Well… let’s get into it, shall we….
- Sweater knit in stockinette stitch
- Yarn in a contrast colour
- Tapestry needle
- Tape measure
- Pattern at the bottom of the page. Or you can download it here
Well, now that we have everything, let’s get started.
- Measure 6″ from the TOP of the sweater and mark the center of the front of the sweater with a piece of scrap yarn. This is the point from which the length of the pattern will start. Bear in mind that this measurement is for a teenager’s sweater size. If yours is larger/smaller, adjust the length at which the pattern should start accordingly, to ensure that the pattern lies in the center of the chest.
- Count 31 stitches to the left of the center stitch and mark it with some yarn. This is the point from which the width of the pattern will start.
- Following the pattern, just as would for a cross-stitch embroidery, do the duplicate stitch. A duplicate stitch is basically a stitch that covers the legs of a knit stitch. Here is a video by Planet Purl that demonstrates the duplicate stitch.
That’s it! Have a wonderful magical day wearing your Harry Potter sweater! Don’t forget to post a picture of this in the project on ravelry!
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Mischief managed! ⚡️