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Harry Potter Hogwarts Robes: Best DIY Patterns & Tutorials

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Harry Potter Hogwarts Robes – just in time for Halloween!  Be sure to check out the wonderful selection of DIY robes and pattern tutorials for Harry Potter® and Quidditch® styled robes I collected for this post.

These patterns are offered by Hogwarts© costuming fans who continue to strive for authenticity in style and colors. But…

There’s a NEW Simplicity® ROBE PATTERN RELEASE for children & adults!

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Harry Potter Sweater Vest: The Most Popular Knitting Pattern Sizes

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The Harry Potter Sweater Vest is one of the most requested Harry Potter knitting patterns in our collection of Hogwarts© styled knits.

In fact, soon after we opened Hobbie’s House of Wizard Wear in 2002, the vest quickly became the top “special customizing request” from all wizards who live in warmer climates. It has remained at the top of our knitting pattern collection regarding popularity.

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Sweater Measurements For Children: Knitting For Toddler 2T To A Size 14

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Sweater Measurements For Children – In this post, we’re including sizing and measurement details for a range of other sizes from toddlers to the Child’s size 14.

Gathering toddler sizing information and measurements started with a request several years ago to share our sweater measurements for a child’s 3T then an inquiry about a Child’s 4T.

In a hurry to start knitting? ====> Here are our favorite quick knits for children

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How To Reverse Engineer Knitwear: Easy Designer Sweaters

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Reverse Engineer Knitwear – In this series of tutorials and articles, we are going to explore how to deconstruct and reverse engineer knitwear – any item of knitwear.   A little detective work will have you listing construction details but also sewing or knitting methods used to assemble the original garment.  

Interested in reproducing a sweater? While some assembly details need to be reproduced others do not and should not.  I’m often surprised at how sloppy the finish is on high end knitwear merchandise.

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Harry Potter House Sweaters: Easy To Order In Your Favorite House Color!

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Harry Potter House Sweaters – aka the school sweaters – are available in two styles (COS and POA styles ) and in all House colors.

At Custom Costume Knits, we knit and sell reproduction Harry Potter® styled  house sweaters, vests, cardigans and scarves for “Hogwarts©” school uniforms.

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Unshrink Wool Sweaters: How To Fix Favorite Knits

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Unshrink Wool Sweaters –  Washing and deliberately shrinking wool fabric to create felted projects is one thing but when the DH calls out from the laundry room with a cry for help because he shrunk one of his favorite wool sweaters… you have a completely different problem!

Ever had this happen to you? The following article by Aldo Ciarrocchi provides us with hints and tips for the care for your wool sweaters if you have already shrunk them. Continue reading

Knitting Pattern Diagrams: Easy Blueprints For Quick Personal Patterns

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Knitting Pattern Diagrams – They’re literally the “blueprint” for your pattern and there is no specific trick or method to creating a diagram, adding instructions to it or reading it.  Unless of course, the patterns is drafted for someone else’s use.  We’re talking personal patterns.

At Hobbie’s House and Custom Costume Knits, we create our own diagram for each custom pattern and like to have nearly all the required information visible on the pattern diagram.  In fact, we rarely use written instructions. Every detail is written in our own version of shorthand and displayed within the diagram itself.
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Harry Potter Ravenclaw Costumes: Top Quality Props (June 2017)

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Harry Potter Ravenclaw Costumes 

The first Harry Potter​© styled sweater I knit was a Hufflepuff© school uniform sweater but the second and third were knit in Ravenclaw© colors!

The blue and dove gray of the House of Ravenclaw© ranks as the second most popular requested color combination for our school sweaters and scarves.​

☑️ Wizard Robes!

Needless to say, the robe is the most important part of the costume. Take a few minutes to review our post on the best DIY robe patterns and tutorials. Custom made robes can still be ordered in both a fleece robe for those chilly Hogwarts© corridors.  Might not be totally authentic but it is warm.

Imagine being able to request a detail as small as the Quidditch© robes are more time consuming to make and therefore more expensive.

It is still possible to order custom made robes but you must plan ahead.  We’ve noticed that the turn around time for these custom products is comparable to our custom made sweaters.​

 Blue Heron Harry Potter Ravenclaw House Crest 3 Harry Potter House of RAVENCLAW Crest PATCH Harry Potter House of Ravenclaw Hogwarts Crest Patch 4 3/4

So You Want To Knit A Vest or Sweater…

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Paton​’s© Classic Wool in Worsted or Merino is our favorite yarn for quick knit Hogwarts© styled sweaters, vest and cardigans.

The colors, pictured below, are as follows:

  • Dark Grey Mix
  • Grey Mix
  • Royal Blue.

We picked the Royal Blue over the New Denim because it offers a better contrast against the Dark background.​

Click HERE to review our entire collection of knitting patterns.

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While we love to knit with Paton’s© Classic Wool in Merino or Worsted, this is our favorite 100% acrylic yarn!

The easy care and economical sport weight yarn has a more authentic shade of blue called Solstice and a beautiful shade of silver.

Pick Cobblestone as the main color and you have the ideal COS House colors.

With Ashpalt as the main color, you have the perfect POA shades!

Harry Potter Zipper Pulls: 5 Unique Charm Accessories For Vests Or Cardigans

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Harry Potter Zipper Pulls - As a long time sewing enthusiast, I've replaced my fair share of zippers, zipper pulls and even sewn made-to-measure zippers.  

Anyone remember the time when decorative zipper pulls were the rage?

I still have several large pulls that never made it off the cardboard backing and onto a zipper! 

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Most Popular Freddy Krueger Sweater Colors

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Freddy Krueger Sweater Colors – Our Freddy Krueger sweater pattern is a simple design with wide stripes and a minimum of shaping and finishing.  Quick and easy to knit up, this is one of the most recognizable sweaters at Halloween!

We promise the knitting pattern will not result in nightmares – just a few difficult decisions:

  • Knit the sweater in plain dark red and green shades?
  • Go for a more authentic look in heathery shades of red and green?
  • Allow the sweater to be tattered for the ultimate in authenticity?
  • Or simply forget the knitting and buy a cheap Freddy Krueger sweater!
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