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Easy Harry Potter Scarf

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Be the envy of your fanclub with this remarkable scarf. I can not take all of the credit for this for me bestest pal Jake or SIRJAKEOFCAMELOT taught me how to do this. He taught me how to do a scarf and I thought out the whole Harry Potter connection...THANK YOU JAKE!!!
 
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Step 2: Straws

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get an even amout of straws depending on how thick you want your scarf. I did eight you might want to do anly six. It is important that you only use an even number of straws. cut off the bendy part if they have it.

Step 3: Start your engines

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Measure out how long you want your scarf to be by wrapping a piece of yarn around you about how long you want it to be, then add about four more inches on to it and cut. line up the newly cut piece of yarn with eight more, or six more or however many straws thick your scarf is.

Step 4: String it throught

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take your piece of yarn and string it through your straws. Tape it on the other end like in the picture

Step 5: Time to start weaving

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this helps if you have a basic knowledge of how to weave. If you don't it goes like this. UNDER OVER UNDER OVER UNDER OVER BAAAAACK the same thing. Take a new piece of yarn (still not cut)and tie it to one of the end straws. then go over under back. Youll see if you look in the picture.

Step 6: How to make sections

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to make sections of different colors is easy. just weave on the straws and kinda scruntch it together. Make the section about five inches long. But since i am MUCH to lazy to do that I just used my wallet as a ruler. Then just tie off the first tie on another piece and start over! JUST LIKE PIE! (when it gets to long for the straws just push it onto the yarn)
hboyajian1 year ago
This was tough at first...the easiest way to get the yarn through the straw is to put a small amt in and then suck on the straw until the yarn comes to the end!
globogym1 year ago
Do you think that this technique could be applied to a pair of socks? I can't knit for my life but I really like this whole weaving thing. Any help would be great!
hammer98764 years ago
Finally got around to uploading a photo. Thanks for the instructions!
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What house scarf is that ? Or is it just a homeade one ? xx
Gee. I didn't know I was completely limited to the colors of the houses from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Bandersnatch House! Colors teal, purple and vermillion.
just wanted to ask... when you pushed the yarn off onto the straws, did it seem to "unravel" a bit?
'cause that's what mine did, and i'm not sure how to fix it D:
im going to go buy green and silver yarn for a ravenclaw one now :)
Actully, Ravenclaw is BLUE and silver ! Sorry i'm a bit of a Harry Potter fan xxx.
I just wanted to say, Slytherin is green and silver not Ravenclaw :)
Agh, wht was I thinking? Of course. I feel stupid now. Well, I gt my slytherin scarf done (with grey and green :D) and am workIng on a ravenclaw one for
My BFF now :)
lorincs122 years ago
i love harry potter
webdog364 years ago
This is AWESOME! I'm going to make a Ravenclaw one!
I know! Ravenclaw is awesome.
HMice mudge982 years ago
GOOOO RAVENCLAW!!!!!! xD (We are the smartest!)
AGREED! It will match my Ravenclaw robe nicely. That and my radish earrings and butterbeer cork necklace. =D
Luna lovegood fan? :) one of my favs 2!
LOL!that stotally crazy!amazing sarf!
glien2 years ago
thanks for the great instructable!!! here is my (amazing) RAVENCLAW SCARF!!!!
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"UNDER OVER UNDER OVER UNDER OVER BAAAACK" XD best explanation yet xDDD
Nagini10253 years ago
I dont get what to do when the scarf gets too long for the straws...
just slide the part you wove onto the yarn. it will slide right on!!!
kiwi168772 years ago
I got really confused............ so i knitted it instead.
star_empyre2 years ago
i'm trying to make this scarf, and am using slightly larger McDonald's straws, so when i push the yarn off the straws, they seem to unravel a bit?
... is that supposed to happen?

if not, could you tell me how to make it properly? XD
JujubeanO2 years ago
It's essentially a basic weave...
I had weaving kit when I was younger and I made scarves with it all the time... sad I donated it ....
emychan3 years ago
Wait. I might sound stupid but, do you weave toward the taped side or away from it?
tamalf3 years ago
THIS IS AWESOME!!! Im totally making a gryffindor one right now. i took a break to type this...lol LOVE IT!!! Great Job!
globogym3 years ago
could you possibly make this on a larger scale like a sweater?
asiabreen3 years ago
I already know how to knit, but i must say, this looks really fun. And you did a good job of explaining things. Slytherin scarf, here I come. :)
Nagini10253 years ago
I kind of think so, it seems like you would.
mudge983 years ago
OH MY GOSH! SO MUCH EASIER THEN KNITTING! Although it is the summer, ravenclaw scarf, here i come!
tksanders33 years ago
while weaving mine i ran into the problem of the straws bending and crushing just from repitition. then they end up all flimsy like when you chew on your drinking straw. Just in case anyone else ends up with this problem you can fix it by pulling the broken straw out of the knitted part and removing the tape. then replacing the straw and tape. then pull the individual strand of yarn from the other end to tighten it up a little. then continue weaving. you'll be able to even the straws up next time you advance them.
klemci4 years ago
nicely done instr. its so much easier than learning to knit.
I wonder if the scarf becomes uneven after a while or if its streched to much?
driesyo4 years ago
my moter made 1 when i was 7 i wanted 1
p.s. nice 1
Partex4 years ago
 How do you change sections?  I didn't get that part of this instructable but otherwise it was really awesome.
hawkfrost644 years ago
oh. my.GRYFFINDOR! this is awesome! 
very cool
i like how it doesnt look knitted can you say hufflepuff?
Neat! You've essentially made a scarf out of a makeshift loom. I did some loom work in art school, and it was fun; but I never had the idea to make a scarf--you could do all kinds of experimental tapestry work with this technique.
Ceris4 years ago
It looks really cool, but I still think it would be easier to just learn how to knit :P. I know that seems like an imense task to some people but really, if I can do it, anyone can.
I think you mean add 7 more, or 5 more. Because if you include the original, you'll end up with an odd number, not an even.
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