At Hobbie's House, custom knitting is our business...and has been since 1975, long before we opened the doors to Hobbie's House of Wizard Wear.
Early on, our specialty was custom made sweaters for children, but it soon evolved into knits for the parents as well!
Over the years, the business focus changed several times. It went from knitting to custom sewing and eventually settled on a combination of both... to include group and one-on-one teaching, creation of custom fabrics, knitting of designer samples and sales of knitting equipment.
More than twenty years after our initial meeting, it was at the urging of one of our first local customers that we revived the custom knitting aspect of the business. She wanted a unique garment for her grand-daughter!
Since the appearance of the wizard Harry Potter© in books and movies, our main focus has been on custom sized sweaters in the form of wizard wear, but we've also received many requests for special designs totally unrelated to Hogwarts© and the Wizarding world.
The "Rent®" sweater and scarf combo featured in a popular Broadway show is a perfect example.
Other customers have ordered custom Anime knits, knitwear from movie and book characters, as well as scarves in their own High School, College, University and sports team colors.
They have even combined both styles of the Wizard School sweater.
just received my Blue/Silver color OOTP cardigan and am simply amazed at
level of quality put into my new cardigan. I want to thank you for
keeping me updated on the status of my order and ensuring that I would
receive it in time for the movie and book releases.
I will DEFINITELY pass the word on how great you folks are...Once again, thanks!"
Ryan, Florida, June 2007
Even the Sports Team sweater takes on a totally different look when knit up in the colors of a pro ball team.
Here is another idea! The blue and bronze heathered "book" colors used as trim for the "COS" styled Wizard School sweater. This produces a subdued and classy look. Sweater and trim are in 100% acrylic for total wash and wear...ability.
We hope these custom designs have sparked your imagination. We are working on more special costume "knits". Hobbie's House is not just for wizard wear.
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