Thursday, 24 December 2009

Knit a Gryffindor scarf for a cat

If your cat is a Harry Potter fan, what better gift to give than a cat scarf knitted in Hogwarts house colours. Here is Slinky wearing his Gryffindor scarf with pride. Could also be good for football-loving cats, maybe knitted up in West Ham or Arsenal colours.

You'll need 2 x 4 or 5 mm knitting needles and scraps of double knitting wool in dark red and gold. Cast on 6 stitches (or 8 if you want a wider scarf). Starting with red, work 6 rows in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl). Change to yellow and work 6 more rows of stocking stich, carrying the red yarn up by twisting it once with the yellow yarn - this will save you having to sew in all the loose ends for each stripe.

Once the scarf is the right length for your cat, cast off and add a couple of inches of fringe.

Health and Safety Officer note: make sure your cat only wears his scarf while you are supervising him so he doesn't get it tangled in anything. Do not let him wear it outside - other cats may not understand and laugh and point.


  1. Are you sure that cat hasn't been attacked by a knitted coral snake? They are both common and dangerous - lying in wait for their prey behind stacks of miaow-mix in Budgens.

    Anonymous Talbot

  2. Ah, no, the knitted coral snake does not have a fringe at either end. Unless it made a couple of fringes and attached them to itself as a disguise. Now I'm worried. Will be checking behind the Miaow Mix next time I'm in Budgens for sure. Thanks for the warning.

  3. Boy that cat sure looks warm and cozy. Now you just have to knit him some gloves...

  4. Gloves... and a cape... and a little pointy hat...