Announcement Spencers for young ones, vests for women and cardigans for men. All handmade from 100 % alpaca wool or 100% Merino wool.
Spencers for young ones, vests for women and cardigans for men. All handmade from 100 % alpaca wool or 100% Merino wool.
Rivers on Mar 25, 20165 out of 5 stars
Very cute, soft, and luxurious. I love the colorwork pattern. So gorgeous and ornate! This sweater vest is extremely well made, and my little one looks very cosy in it. Definitely will keep them warm when they need a little extra layer around their chest and tummy! The seller shipped very quickly and answered all my questions promptly
maaikegplanet on Feb 6, 20165 out of 5 stars
The dress is absolutely wonderful!! So beautiful made, perfect fit for my daughter and the wool is incredible soft! Together with Mette we made the design (wit cats on the front and black cats on the back) and adjusted sizes. The communication was super friendly and quick. My daughter is in love with the dress and wants to wear it all the time. And I love to see her in it.
Ama on Jan 22, 20165 out of 5 stars
I'm completely over the moon. Simply everything about the vest is perfect: the vibrant colours, the soft yarn, the fabulous design. I was worried it might be a problem to order a larger size, but Mette adjusted the design perfect to size. Did I already say it was perfect? Probably, yes. But that's the only word I can think of when wearing my Takkenbosvest. Thanks Mette! ~ Ama
Simone on Jan 5, 20165 out of 5 stars
Beautiful design and dito fit cardigan. It's wonderfully warm and Mette did a great job taking all my requests into consideration AND fulfilling them :-) A must have for everybody who loves beautiful knit wear.
rousseau on May 7, 20155 out of 5 stars
Soo nice little west, perfect! I couldn't be happier with the communication with Mette, and the little sweater west is both warm and pretty! Thank you!
sharita on Apr 28, 20155 out of 5 stars
So pretty and well made. This vest is eye-catching with great color pop, and the pattern is mesmerizing. I am very impressed, and know it will be a favorite for many, many years. THANK YOU!
Saskia on Apr 1, 20155 out of 5 stars
The softest wool ever! Love the design!
sharita on Mar 27, 20155 out of 5 stars
LOVE at first sight!!!! And when the sweater arrived (quite quickly, too, from Amsterdam) its magnificence is quite delightful. The yarn is truly soft and very beautiful colors. The true shine comes from the design by Mette, which is super fun and unique, and stands out among other sweaters. Its style is classic, while the pattern is playful - a great combination! Highest praise and gratitude for a wonderful transaction.
Sandra on Jan 1, 20165 out of 5 stars
I ordered a spencer from Mette with tractors for our two-year-old son. Green and white and our son is overjoyed with it. He wants to put it on every day and would prefer to sleep in it :) The spencer is wonderfully soft and warm and of a beautiful quality.
For myself I ordered (with a lot of good consultation with Mette about motif and colors) a sweater with zipper and classic striped pattern. I found it difficult to choose because I found everything so beautiful, but I am very happy with this choice! The color and the motif are beautiful classic / retro. The sweater is blissful and looks very nice. I constantly get compliments about it from colleagues and friends :) And it is wonderfully warm, the heating can go down more than a degree. Yet it is also not sweltering when it is a bit warmer, delicious stuff that alpaca wool.
knitwear, super soft yarn
Made by Mette is a small knitting company.
I’m knitting on a Brother KH 890 knitting machine from 1986. I’m using 100% alpaca from Peru and 100% merino from Australia for my knitwear. Both are very very soft. And both have a very strong quality. The colours are bright and carefully selected. From every colour combination is only one design in stock, a so called limited edition.
At the present I’m making vests/ cardigans for children. Recently I also knit a men’s cardigan, with zipper and high collar. It's already a popular item in my shop. Also I started to make a womens collection.
Up till short I knitted by hand. But because the demand for my children vests grew bigger and bigger I decided to buy myself a knitting machine. I took lessons and in the meanwhile I’m pretty much at ease in this new technique.
This small knitting company is not my full time occupation. I’m a funeral director in Amsterdam. Between the hectic activities I knit, with pleasure.
Nice that you take an interest in this little store.
Let me know if there is a question.
mette van der sijs
designer, inventor, maker
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for: