Small amount of 4ply/sock yarn in the two colours of the relevant house as follows:
Gryffindor - Red and Gold
Hufflepuff - Yellow and Black
Ravenclaw ’ Blue and Bronze
Slytherin ’ Green and Silver
US/0 (2.00 mm) needles
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Make 18 sts in each of the two colours for the bookscarf (36 sts total), alternating the colours with every stitch.
Any two-colour cast-on will do.
Slip the first stitch knit-wise, then alternate knit then purl stitches as when working a (k1,p1) rib, but work all the knit stitches with one colour and all the purl stitches with the other until the last stitch.
Always take both yarns back before working a knit stitch, and bring both yarns forward before working a purl stitch.
Purl the last stitch with both colours held together.
Second and subsequent rows
Slip the first, double-stranded, stitch knit-wise.
Working a knit stitch first again alternate knit and purl stitches, but working the stitches in whichever colour is required as follows:
On the right side work all knit stitches in the colour shown on the chart, following each knit stitch with a purl stitch in the other colour (i.e. not the colour that was used for the knit
On wrong sides work all the knit stitches in the opposite colour to that shown on the chart following each knit stitch with a purl stitch in the other colour (i.e. not the colour that was used for the knit stitch).
Purl the last stitch with both strands held together.
Any cast off will do.
Author's Note: I like to separate the stitches so the stitches from each side are on different needles, and then graft the two sets of stitches together with Kitchener stitch.
Ease yarn from the first and last main stitches in the row into the double-stranded edge stitches.
After this weave in all yarn ends and block.
Ann Kingstone's tutorial was taken with permission from Ravelry.