Cast on . . . a spell!

The magic of the Harry Potter saga touches everyone who's ventured into its world. I locked my keys in my car a couple of weeks ago, and oh, how I wished for a wand and the power of the Alohomora charm!

The designers of the projects in The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits identify with certain charms, too. Here are a few of their designs, along with their desired spells:

     Mermaid's Song by Susanna IC

This shawl is inspired by the mysterious world of mermaids so vividly imagined in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Susanna says, "I am sure that an Invisibility Cloak could come in handy, but I would really like all of Mrs. Weasley's housework charms. It would be great to have all the chores taken care of, but not the magic knitting. I prefer to do my own knitting.

Tonk's Togs by Laura Lynch

Nymphadora Tonks's ability to change her appearance at will inspired this sweater that can be styled for a quiet evening in, an afternoon of shopping, or a night on the town.

Laura says, "I would love to be able to call up a Room of Requirement . . . there would always be a place for my
stash or a lovely sunny studio whenever I needed a quiet
place to work."

Time Turner Mitts
by Serri Slkowski

Hermione applies her knitting skills in her attempts to liberate the Hogwarts house-elves in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but before she embarked on charity knitting, she may have tried her hand at a few functional garments for herself, such as these mitts.

Sherri says, "I think my preference would be for Felix Felicis. Everyone needs a bit of good luck, and I would love to be able to share it!"

Tracery Vest by Kathleen Sperling

This garment was inspired by Gothic-style stained-glass windows, such as might be found in the Great Hall at Hogwarts.

Kathleen says,
"As the mother of children in cloth diapers, being able to clean clothes with Scourgify or Tergeo would be unspeakably fabulous."

Get your copy of The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits today; I promise you'll find it charming!


P.S. What charm do you wish you had at the ready? Leave a comment and let us know!

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