Special Feature: Thanksgiving Game Plan


Make your own team colors scarf

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Thursday, November, 15 By Julie Kirkwood
Staff writer

Jeannie Dabbs of Beverly designed a knitting pattern for a Harry Potter scarf that she's been sharing with knitters at Abbott Yarn Shoppe in Beverly, where she works.

With Thanksgiving football games coming up, though, she said this scarf can easily be adapted from Harry Potter's gold and maroon Gryffindor colors to the colors of your local team. For example, if Dabbs were to make a team scarf this year she might choose red and white because she's rooting for Newburyport High, where her nephew plays.

The pattern makes a warm, dense scarf about 5 inches wide with fringe at the ends.


2 100-gram skeins of Encore by Plymouth Yarns or any worsted weight yarn, one skein in each of the team's colors
Size 10 1/2 knitting needles
A crochet hook


Cast on 36 stitches with one color.

Row 1: Slip the first stitch. (K1, P1) until last stitch. Knit the last stitch. Repeat this row until scarf measures about 4 1/2 inches.

Change colors: Drop the first color at the end of a row, leaving a tail to weave in later. Pick up the second color for the next row. Continue in pattern for about 4 1/2 inches, then switch to the first color.

Continue in this pattern until you've made nine or more color changes or until scarf reaches desired length. Bind off stitches. Weave in loose ends.

Fringe: Cut 10-inch lengths of yarn, about 40 of each color. Sort them into bunches of four. Insert a crochet hook through the edge of scarf, hook the center of one bundle of yarn and pull it through, forming a loop. Pull the yarn tails through the loop and tighten. Attach about nine bundles along each short edge of the scarf, alternating colors.

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