Some time ago I noticed the pattern for Luna Lovegood's scarf from the movie of Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix
. It was a pretty scarf so I put it in my queue. When I desided to actually make it and I looked at the pattern I realized that it has you cut the yarn half way through before working on the other side of the scarf. I didn't like that. So I studied the picture, made my own pattern up (completely different, mine you, from the pattern I first looked at) and started working. I just finished my second version with a thinner yarn, this time a sock yarn called Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Weight
. I think I finally have the right weight yarn, and I might even be happy with the pattern. I'll need to make it again and test my written directions before I post it for others to use. Today I got around to blocking it. It always amazes me how much better things look after being blocked.
First off is a before, during after of the Luna scarf. The yarn I was using had animal and man made fibers in it so I treated it like acrylic and steam blocked it. We'll see how long that lasts. With normal acrylic there's no need to block later on, the plastic gets slightly melted into shape, but with natural fibers they can usually like wet blocking to learn a new shape.
Now for finished pictures
..and just for reference, here's a screen shot of the orginal scarf