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xdragonladyx:
crochetcrochet
crochetcrochet
crochet crochet!
Thu, Jul. 7th, 2011 05:44 pm
Luna Lovegood Scarf

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.

Blocking Stages

Now for finished pictures


crochet scarf Photobucket

..and just for reference, here's a screen shot of the orginal scarf

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diseased_inside
diseased_inside
diseased_inside
Thu, Jul. 7th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)

Very pretty. I love it.


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xdragonladyx
xdragonladyx
Not Your Everyday, Run of the Mill Erinn
Thu, Jul. 7th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)

Thank you. :)


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1000_egrets
1000_egrets
highfield
Thu, Jul. 7th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)

Very nice. If Luna had the choice, I'd bet she would pick your scarf to wear.

;)


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xdragonladyx
xdragonladyx
Not Your Everyday, Run of the Mill Erinn
Thu, Jul. 7th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)

That's sweet of you to say. I'd be tickled to death if something I made was bought for a movie prop, especially a movie as big as Harry Potter.


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elmey
elmey
And it started out to be such a beautiful day.
Fri, Jul. 8th, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)

That's beautiful--I particularly like the colors of yours.


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xdragonladyx
xdragonladyx
Not Your Everyday, Run of the Mill Erinn
Mon, Jul. 11th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)

Thank you. I liked the soft colors too. I didn't realize it when I picked up the yarn though that it was self striping. Thankfully it do anything too strange to the finished product.


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citabriag
citabriag
citabriag
Fri, Jul. 8th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)

That looks great!! I kept flipping from the screen shot to the post, yours looks really good. My girl is a big fan of Luna. Do let us know whne you post the pattern, or if you need a pattern tester.


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xdragonladyx
xdragonladyx
Not Your Everyday, Run of the Mill Erinn
Mon, Jul. 11th, 2011 10:03 pm (UTC)

Thank you! I will definitely post a request for pattern testers after I get a chance to work out some kinks.


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rachelk121
rachelk121
rachel
Fri, Jul. 8th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)

i love my luna scarf, used sequin yarn for it... thanks for reminding me i need to get it out for thursday!

great job!


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xdragonladyx
xdragonladyx
Not Your Everyday, Run of the Mill Erinn
Mon, Jul. 11th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)

I'm tempted to wear mine to the theater too, if only we weren't having 100+ temps here.


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rachelk121
rachelk121
rachel
Mon, Jul. 11th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)

same here, but mine is very lightweight so i don't know :)


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xdragonladyx
xdragonladyx
Not Your Everyday, Run of the Mill Erinn
Mon, Jul. 11th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)

That is exactly the pattern I was referring to in my commentary. It's not a bad pattern per se, I was actually going to make it at first, but I hate how you have to cut the yarn half way through and then pick back up on the opposite side. I really don't like the ends of the scarf, they just cut off and have no panache. Seriously, with doily like lace on the sides the ends need to have attention as well. Plus when I started studying the screen shot of Luna wearing the scarf in question, I realized that there were actually two different cluster arrangements on her scarf and the pattern you posted a link to only has one that is repeated through out.


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sumofcitadels
sumofcitadels
Pamela Lynne
Fri, Jul. 8th, 2011 07:48 am (UTC)

Random: Just made my default icon a lUna icon TODAY, also finished a Ravenclaw craft minutes ago. I guess it's just a Ravenclaw kind of day :)

Also, this is amazing. It looks beautiful, and I would love to make it once you have the pattern written out :)


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xdragonladyx
xdragonladyx
Not Your Everyday, Run of the Mill Erinn
Mon, Jul. 11th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)

Thank you very much. I will definitely post about it when I have it up for people to use.


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rogue_dreams
rogue_dreams
rogue_dreams
Fri, Jul. 8th, 2011 08:24 am (UTC)

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the soft colours they complement the pattern really well.


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xdragonladyx
xdragonladyx
Not Your Everyday, Run of the Mill Erinn
Mon, Jul. 11th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)

Thank you. I was very glad to find yarn a color that was in the same vein as the pale gray Luna wears in the movie.


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jadedone2many
jadedone2many
Jade
Fri, Jul. 8th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)

It's beautiful! :)


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xdragonladyx
xdragonladyx
Not Your Everyday, Run of the Mill Erinn
Mon, Jul. 11th, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC)

Thank you! :)


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ishte
ishte
Kandilokai ach Ishte
Sun, Jul. 10th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)

Very nice. You can certainly see the difference that blocking makes too!


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xdragonladyx
xdragonladyx
Not Your Everyday, Run of the Mill Erinn
Mon, Jul. 11th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)

Thank you. I'm always amazed what a difference blocking makes too, it's that finishing touch that really does the trick.


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beatlebabe
beatlebabe
Jessica
Thu, Jul. 14th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)

I made one too and didn't like that you were supposed to cut the yarn. I just keep going around. Blocking made mine *so* much better. (I had 100% acrylic and didn't realize how much nicer blocking made it! So much softer too!)

Love the beads on yours!


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