It is official, "The unofficial Harry Potter Knits", an Interweave specialty magazine is out on newsstands. If the Harry Potter books and movies left you spell bound, then this is for you. It includes 30+ magical projects for you to "cast" on using your very special wands...knitting needles.
Besides projects, read about how Jany Temime, London based French costume designer, designed for the movie-world of muggles and wizards. She bases her designs on culture and individuality. Find out about the quaint towns and locations from the Harry Potter books. Learn about animal and geometric as well as numeric symbols used in clothing, representing power and the significance of protectors and guides from as far back as pre-historic times.
You will want to knit 'Modern Stripes House Scarves' designed by Kim Haesmeyer. Knit it with your child's school colors in mind. You will like the colorwork vest 'Tracery Vest' by Kathleen Sperling. It has the look of cathedral stained glass. There are patterns for socks and sweaters, mitts and cloaks. If your guy likes wearing a hat... "Dumbledore's Smoking Hat' in Fair Isle by Moira Engel is knit in the round.
The projects are photographed on location in Colorado alluding to a bit of magic. The patterns include graphs and line drawings as required to create your own mystical garments. You will be charmed by the magazine from Interweave/F+W Media; $14.99. What a nice treat for a knitters' Halloween goody bag.