Gauge is not critically important and worsted weight cotton with size 7-8 needles as specified on the yarn band would work fine too (I just happened to find good colors for Ravenclaw in this yarn and I like this yarn).
The dishcloth has two strips of coordinating house color with diamonds much like the design on the covers of the Harry Potter books. In the center are the initials "HP" with the infamous lightening scar found on Harry's forehead.
Harry Potter Dishcloth
Classic Cotton by Tahki Stacy Charles. Two coordinating house colors.
A = Lighter Color
B = Darker Color
Size 6 needles.
With A cast on 42 stitches
Rows 1-3 Knit
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: K3, P36, K3
Row 6: Switch to B and knit across.
Row 7: K3, P7, K1, (P6, K1) 3 times, P7, K3.
Row 8: K9, P1, K1, P1, (K4, P1, K1, P1) 3 times, K9
Row 9: K3, P5, K1, P3, K1, (P2, K1, P3, K1) 3times, P5, K3.
Row 10: K7, P1, (K5, P2) 3 times, K5, P1, K7
Row 11: Repeat row 9
Row 12: Repeat row 8
Row 13: Repeat row 7
Row 14: Knit across
Row 15: Change to A and K3, P36, K3
Row 16: Knit across
Row 17: K3, P36, K3
Row 18: K13, P1, K10, P1, K17
Row 19: K3, P15, K1, P9, K1, P10, K3
Row 20: K12, P2, K8, P1, K19
Row 21: K3, P16, K2, P7, K2, P9, K3
Row 22: K 11, P3, K6, P2, K20
Row 23: K3, P18, K2, P4, K1, P1, K6, P4, K3
Row 24: K6, P2, K2, P4, K4, P2, K22
Row 25: K3, P20, K2, P2, K1, P1, K2, P3, K2, P3, K3
Row 26: K7, P6, K3, P2, K24
Row 27: K3, P22, K2, P2, K2, P8, K3
Row 28: K11, P2, K1, P11, K1, P3, K13
Row 29: K3, p4, K3, P4, K1, P3, K1, P20, K3
Row 30: K22, P2, K3, P1, K5, P1, K8
Row 31: K3, P5, K1, P5, K1, P4, K2, P18, K3
Row 32: K20, P2, K5, P1, K4, P4, K6
Row 33: K3, P3, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K1, P6, K2, P16, K3
Row 34: K18, P2, K6, P3, K4, P1, K1, P1, K6
Row 35: K3, P5, K1, P5, K1, P1, K1, P6, K2, P14, K3
Row 36: K16, P2, K9, P1, K5, P1, K8
Row 37: K3, P4, K3, P4, K1, P11, K1, P12, K3
Row 38: K14, P1, K11, P3, K13
Row 39: K3, P36, K3
Row 40: Knit across
Row 41: Row 39: K3, P36, K3.
Row 42: Switch to B and knit across
Row 43: K3, P7, K1, (P6, K1) 3 times, P7, K3
Row 44: K9, P1, K1, P1, (K4, P1, K1, P1) 3 times, K9
Row 45: K3, P5, K1, P3, K1, (P2, K1, P3, K1) 3times, P5, K3
Row 46: K7, P1, (K5, P2) 3 times, K5, P1, K7
Row 47: Repeat row 45
Row 48: Repeat row 44
Row 49: Repeat row 43
Row 50: Knit across
Row 51: Change to A and K3, P36, K3
Row 52: Knit across.
Row 53: K3, P36, K3
Rows 54-57 Knit across
Pattern by Angela Trun. Not to be sold or re-distributed for monetary gain. Permission for personal use only. 9/29/07 http://angcraftcorner.blogspot.com/