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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 […]


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 […]