Storing Wool Sweaters – We don’t all buy cedar chests or are lucky enough to inherit them (as I did) so what’s the best way to store wool sweaters? What are most effective methods to prevent costly damage? Let’s learn how to correctly store wool sweaters and protect them from moths and other pests by […]
Harry Potter Knitting Patterns – Looking for a knitting pattern inspired by the “Harry Potter© and Hogwarts” uniforms? The pattern collection has grown to include knitting instructions for everyone from the littlest wizards to children and adults, up to plus sizes. For those fans who prefer the DIY approach and who want to knit their […]
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 laundry tub with the rest of the laundry! Follow these […]
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. The colors are darker and richer and there is a narrow band of contrast color trim at the bottom of the sweater body and sleeves.
Harry Potter Gryffindor Scarves can now be personalized with styled initials. The original Chamber of Secrets® styled scarf is as popular as ever. A customer placed a special request for initials. We thought we’d share the results!
Harry Potter Ravenclaw Sweater – Recently, the fit of ready-made pullover sweaters purchased online has become the subject of customer inquiries with questions such as “why don’t the sweaters fit corretly?”. We can’t answer that question because we have no clue as to the sizing measurements these companies use in the manufacture of their knitwear. But… we […]
Let’s Knit A sock hop cardigan sweater! 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 a cinch belt, […]
What is wearing ease? Recently, I came across a question about cardigan measurements submitted on Yahoo Answers more than 5 years ago but what struck me was the diversity of answers to this sizing related query.
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. We continue to collect […]