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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 […]


Sock Hop Cardigan Sweater: How To Make A 50’s Style Sweater

By Hobbies House / September 22, 2016

Sock Hop Cardigan Sweater!  It’s what you need if you’re ready to rock around the clock. For Halloween 2016 why not dress like a 1950’s glamour girl or maybe the cutest girl at the sock hop?  The sweater has been a favorite of mine since it was made popular in the 1950s. Take a gray circle skirt with […]


School House Colors: How To Solve The Proportion Problem

By Hobbies House / August 12, 2016

School House Colors add that special touch to an otherwise basic sweater. Our reproduction wizard school knitwear features a simple stripe pattern to represent each of the four school houses. The stripe sequence of “House” colors is added to specific places, depending on the style of sweater you are knitting: The Original “CoS” Style: In […]


Crew Neck Sweater Pattern: Child’s Size 4 Sweater Measurements

By Hobbies House / April 30, 2016

Crew Neck Sweater Pattern – In this post, we’ll review a basic crew neck set-in sleeve knitting pattern for a child’s size 4 sweater. In our recent Sweater Measurements For Children post, we review and list measurements for the entire range of toddler and children’s sizes. “What are the measurements for a Size 4 sweater?” […]


Sweater Design Ease? What Is it?

By Hobbies House / April 21, 2016

Sweater Design Ease –  Wearing ease is just another topic in a long list of frequently asked questions we receive from potential customers.  What exactly is it? Sweater ease is comprised of both wearing and design ease.  They are critical to the design of a sweater and built into the knitting pattern. In knitwear design, design […]


A Duplicate Stitching How To!

By Hobbies House / April 8, 2016

Duplicate Stitching How To – Also referred to as Swiss darning], duplicate stitching has always been a favorite technique of mine. It really is a unique, fun surface embroidery method that allows you to easily embellish a plain sweater.  You can use this technique to finish off a Weasley™ sweater.   Easy Way To Embellish A […]