Hi! I’m a Harry Potter fan and really want to knit a sweater with a Hufflepuff sign. I was searching for patterns, but could not find anything.
Something like this?
You may have to take the design and adapt it to a plain sweater similar to this.
The same design would work on other sizes or sweaters for other than adult.
Here is a pintrest list of fan made knitting charts for Hufflepuff house crest in many sizes and styles.
I’m in Ravenclaw, btw.
Thank you so much for the help. I really pleased with your replies.
I actually was looking for something more detailed. Something similar to this picture.
Knitting is made up of pixels, so getting more detail means going bigger in the motif (more pixels) and smaller on the yarn (smaller pixels).
Have you done intarsia or Swiss darning before? It might be a good idea to practise on something simpler before embarking a complex motif.
Another option would be to embroider the motif on a sweater. Embroidery can give you more detail because it isn’t limited to little rectangles like knitting is. But that’s a whole other skill to learn!
Oh! maybe you’re right! What I was doing before was cross-stitching and crocheting. I haven’t done intarsia or Swiss darning. I just was thinking maybe this would not be that hard to learn for me. I can not embroid it because I don’t have the machine.
The best way I guess is to crochet the sweater with the design above.
It would be hand embroidery, not machine.
You could knit the main shapes with intarsia, and use embroidery to add the fine lines and curvy details.
I can’t seem to find a good tutorial to point you to, but as you’ve already done hand sewing, I’m sure you can work out how to embroider on knitting as well. Sometimes people use stabiliser, which you probably already know about from cross stitch.
I should have mentioned that Swiss darning is also called duplicate stitch. It lets you add small areas or even single stitches of colour. It is used when intarsia or stranding would be too hard. For example, if you wanted one black stitch isolated in the middle of a patch of white, you would knit the white patch in intarsia and add the black stitch afterwards by sewing a single duplicate stitch.