I’ve always wanted a Harry Potter “Weasley” sweater, but the official ones sold online from theme parks & studio tours are pretty expensive. I started knitting one, but the price of decent quality yarn and the amount of time it takes to knit made me super impatient… I’m already in the holiday spirit now! So here’s a way to make a Weasley sweater in one day for about $5.
You just need a few yards of basic cheap yarn, one of those giant yarn needles you can find for around $1 at any craft store, and a sweater. A lot of Goodwill stores in the states around me have $1.50 sales on Tuesdays, while other thrift stores have dollar bag sales where big sweaters end up being about a quarter each. I grabbed a plain blue men’s sweater and went with the oversized fit! So obviously the price of this project might vary depending on where you get your sweater if you don’t have an old one sitting around.
Basically all you do is just stitch a letter onto a pre-existing sweater! I made this process up as I went, but turns out it’s actually a real thing called “the duplicate stitch” (knitters around the world are probably rolling their eyes right now). So I’d recommend googling the duplicate stitch because any video or article will explain it far better than I ever could. But here’s the end result!