Quidditch sweater/ Puffs- betcha can't make just one
I also decided to work the sleeves from the top down. That will do two things: 1) I won't have to set them into place (yay!) and 2) I can more easily line up my black stripe with the body so they will be even. This means that the only seaming to take place will be the shoulders. Yay for that!
I've also been playing with the Pygmy Puff pattern, and as mentioned earlier, I have it the way I want. Since it's a bit changed from what I've given out, I thought I'd just post it here. Feel free to skip this. :)
I make mine out of Plush yarn, but anything that is soft, brushes up a bit and you have lying around will work.
Using US4 (3.5mm) needles, cast on 9 stitches.
Row 1: Knit 6. Turn.
Row 2: Purl 3. Turn.
Row 3: Knit 5. Turn.
Row 4: Purl 7. Turn.
Row 5: Knit to end.
Row 6: Purl to end.
Repeat rows 1-6 five more times. Bind off all stitches, leaving a long tail. Sew "top" together (I use a running stitch and draw it closed like you would the top of a hat), then seam down the back. Turn the piece so the purl side is out. Stuff firmly with polyfill and close the "bottom". Weave yarn ends into piece. Apply a face with beads or scraps of yarn and brush to bring up a halo (a cat's slicker brush works great).
That's all there is to it! I should warn you that they are addictive and once you start you may want a whole bunch of them. Oh, for authenticity's sake, the colors mentioned in the book were shades of purple and pink. But feel free to use your favorite colors.