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Unshrink Wool Sweaters: How To Fix Favorite Knits

By Hobbies House / July 12, 2017

Un-shrink 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 […]


Knitting Pattern Diagrams: Easy Blueprints For Quick Personal Patterns

By Hobbies House / July 10, 2017

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 […]


Harry Potter Ravenclaw Costumes: Top Quality Props

By Hobbies House / June 15, 2017

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.


Most Popular Freddy Krueger Sweater Colors

By Hobbies House / May 26, 2017

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! The stitch is plain stockinette with the only patterning required being a change in colors […]


Sweater Care Instructions: Quality Acrylics Become Heirloom Treasures

By Hobbies House / January 27, 2017

Sweater Care instructions – These directions for sweater care have allowed us to keep sample sweaters knit more than twenty years ago in excellent, hand-me-down condition.  Knit with premium quality acrylic fibers. these sweaters are now heirlooms. Don’t throw that sweater, vest or scarf into the [popup_product]laundry tub[/popup_product] with the rest of the laundry!  Follow these […]


Harry Potter Quidditch Sweater: Ultimate Sports Gear In Team Colors

By Hobbies House / December 9, 2016

Harry Potter Quidditch Sweater  – Team sports are in! The Prisoner of Azkaban® style Team sweater aka a Harry Potter Quidditch sweater is a favorite of Wizarding fans near and far.    Out of the entire collection of Hogwarts© styled reproduction sweaters, it’s also my favorite.  In maroon and old gold. The colors are darker and […]

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