2014 Geek-A-Long: Slytherin

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I wish I were a Gryffindor, or a Ravenclaw.  Those are the socially acceptable houses for a girl such as me, but the sorting hat doesn’t lie.  My name is Megan-Anne, and I am a Slytherin.

Megan-Anne’s Sorting

The In Depth Results:
Slytherin – 18
Gryffindor – 9
Ravenclaw – 7
Hufflepuff – 3

You’ll probably recognize these results from week 7 of the Geek-A-Long when we debuted our first Harry Potter square, Gryffindor. If you haven’t got yourself sorted yet, take the quiz and share your results in the comments section!

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I turned 30 yesterday, and to celebrate we are knitting up my Potter house.  I’m spending my birthday in the Pocono mountains, and it’s delightful here. :)  I’m a little sad that we are done with all the Harry Potter squares now, but I’m glad we are going out with greatness. So get yourself a slice of cake, grab your needles, and I’ll see y’all next week!

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© Megan-Anne of Lattes & Llamas, 2014

Needles: Size US6

YarnCascade 220 in 2 sharply contrasting colors.

Gauge: 10 sts over 13 rows = 2″ x 2″ square. Final square is 45 sts by 57 rows.  Please note that in the written pattern I instruct you to knit the rows above and below the active color chart.  These rows are shown on the chart as solid color rows above and below the design.

Download PDF of the color chart Slytherin. Cast on 45 sts for each side of knitting (with two strands held together CO 45, for a total of 90 sts on needle).

Work 2 rows of double-sided knitting (knit the facing sts and purl the back sts across).  You may choose to work the opposite color for the first stitch of each row (I do this), which will keep the edges closed. Alternately, you may choose to knit them without doing this and seam the sides when putting the blanket together. There is no “right” way to do this. It is really just what you are more comfortable with.

Follow color chart over next 53 rows in double-sided knitting.

Work 2 rows of double-sided knitting. BO.

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Don’t forget to tweet or instagram your finished squares at me, @Doctor_Llama, with the hashtag geekalong, so we can all oooh and ah together. We even have a fancy new GAL Participation Button you can put on your blog or your Geek-A-Long posts. You can grab the html out of the side bar or find it here.

If you’re having trouble with double-sided knitting, we have a how-to video here and you can find moral support in the Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry here. We’re even raffling off some sweet prizes for our members at the end of the year! You can learn more about it in the group or on the GAL Benefactors page.

~ Megan-Anne
“We Slytherins are brave, yes, but not stupid. For instance, given the choice, we will always choose to save our own necks.”

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