Knitting Patterns For Children
by The Webmaster
(The Knit Shop @ Hobbie's House)
Wizard Wear knitting patterns for children!
Or for any other time as these are simple patterns which can be adapted to any color combination.
Designing knitting patterns for children – that is how we started in the custom business back in 1975.
By nothing more than word of mouth, our handcrafted knitwear became the envy of neighbors with young children. They included a zip-front cabled jacket with a hood, a cherry red saddle shoulder turtleneck, monogrammed raglans and many more unique, custom knit garments.
What started as a wardrobe for a special little mademoiselle soon became a thriving cottage industry and eventually a full fledged business.
Although the interest in knit garments for little people gradually decreased, layette items remained popular with the grandmothers. Layettes certainly do not have to be all pastels, buttons and bows, and traditional.
Why not Wizard School sweaters, vests, and cardigans...
As we all know, wizards develop their magic skills at a very early age!
By popular demand, Hobbie's collection of knitting patterns includes a mini school sweater size 18 months or 24 lbs.. We have also included a child's wizard school vest in the same size, ideal for layering.
We designed these knitting patterns for children to be "generic" in nature and knit with economical yarns, available at retail stores such as Joann or Michael's Craft stores and easily customized by knitters of all skill levels. However, they are easy enough for beginners with knowledge of basic knitting techniques.
It's worth a visit to explore Knit and Crochet at Joann.com.
By the way...be sure to check their free knitting patterns. You will find the link in the "Also from Joann.com" category - half way down the navigation bar on that page.
Hobbie's entire collection of knitting patterns, including the knitting patterns for children, can now be found on a single website page, with patterns listed in categories.
Access to the patterns page is free with a subscription to our Wizard Wear Express Newsletter and includes the following:
- Knitting patterns in standard sizes, specifically designed as "Wizard Wear".
- Designs can be adapted to other purposes, such as for school uniforms.
- Patterns include a listing of required materials with approximate amount needed to complete the project.
- Detailed list of yarn colors in authentic looking wizarding colors to reproduce the sweaters as accurately as possible
- Instructions include "shorthand" version of increases and decreases.
Come to think of it...it may just be the perfect time to add a line of children's knits which are not at all related to costuming. Always did love that tiny turtleneck with the saddle shoulders.
What do you think?