We are delighted to have a knitalong to create Hedwig – a beautiful knitted toy.
The pattern can be found in Knitting Magic: The Official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Book. We will be sure to have a yarn/eye kit to knit Hedwig here at the shop – but we ask that you take advantage of the pricing on Amazon for the book.
Worked predominately in the round, short rows add shaping to Hedwig’s chest area, while stitches are picked up and knit to create the legs and head. The tops of the wings are worked in stockinette stitch and the bottom is ribbed with a row of scallops made diagonally across the bottom edges. Her wings and tail feathers extend beyond the body to provide balance, while the legs support her weight. All pieces are stuffed at the end, and 14mm safety eyes and an embroidered beak add detail to this cuddly replica of Harry’s devoted friend.
Who is Hedwig? She was given to Harry Potter by Hagrid as a birthday present in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Hedwig is a large snowy owl with spotted wings. Owls are common companions for wizards, with the bonus of being excellent messengers.
More information on the cost of the kit coming soon!