CampKitschyKnits

Cowichan Sweaters Mary Maxim Sweaters

3312 Sales

CampKitschyKnits

Cowichan Sweaters Mary Maxim Sweaters

3312 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(427)

Announcement   ♥♥ WELCOME TO CAMP KITSCHY KNITS ♥♥
Shop for *NEW* Cowichan sweaters and jumpers knit from vintage patterns like Mary Maxim. We use vintage knitting patterns to knit Big Lebowski style sweaters. They are also called curling sweaters, graphic sweaters, and jumpers. You will find wool sweaters, wool leg warmers, felted wool slippers & boots, wool scarves, wool peacoats, & more at Camp Kitschy Knits!

♥♥ HOLIDAY ORDERS ♥♥

~ CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS~
We are STILL delivering Christmas stockings to US customers in time for Christmas. Thank you and merry Christmas!

~MADE TO ORDER SWEATERS~
We are out of time to deliver made to order sweaters (listed as made 2 order in the size selection) in time for Christmas. It is a better option to shop our in stock sweaters if you would like to give a sweater for Christmas. If you are unsure of what we have in stock send a convo with the size you would like to order and what style and we will have a look - and possibly offer similar alternatives if we have them. We have some of our most popular sweaters in stock ready to ship : )

♥ QUALITY MATTERS ♥
I believe that a quality product begins with quality materials, and ends with quality craftsmanship. Everything item in the Camp Kitschy Knits collection has been hand knitted using the finest quality wool yarns. These wool yarns are nearly identical to the yarns called for in the vintage knitting patterns so you know you are getting the same product - without the rips, tears, pulls, and sweat stains you find in vintage sweaters.

The 100% wool yarn is soft and warm and creates a fabric that is thick but not too bulky. My yarn is excellent for colorwork, cables, and textured stitches called for in our vintage knitting patterns. It is a great every-day wool that will keep you warm and cozy all year and last for many seasons.

♥♥♥ LET'S STAY IN TOUCH! ♥♥♥
Join me on facebook and keep up on the latest happenings and postings! This is where I post sales and new item information so join me and stay in touch!

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 5, 2016

♥♥ WELCOME TO CAMP KITSCHY KNITS ♥♥
Shop for *NEW* Cowichan sweaters and jumpers knit from vintage patterns like Mary Maxim. We use vintage knitting patterns to knit Big Lebowski style sweaters. They are also called curling sweaters, graphic sweaters, and jumpers. You will find wool sweaters, wool leg warmers, felted wool slippers & boots, wool scarves, wool peacoats, & more at Camp Kitschy Knits!

♥♥ HOLIDAY ORDERS ♥♥

~ CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS~
We are STILL delivering Christmas stockings to US customers in time for Christmas. Thank you and merry Christmas!

~MADE TO ORDER SWEATERS~
We are out of time to deliver made to order sweaters (listed as made 2 order in the size selection) in time for Christmas. It is a better option to shop our in stock sweaters if you would like to give a sweater for Christmas. If you are unsure of what we have in stock send a convo with the size you would like to order and what style and we will have a look - and possibly offer similar alternatives if we have them. We have some of our most popular sweaters in stock ready to ship : )

♥ QUALITY MATTERS ♥
I believe that a quality product begins with quality materials, and ends with quality craftsmanship. Everything item in the Camp Kitschy Knits collection has been hand knitted using the finest quality wool yarns. These wool yarns are nearly identical to the yarns called for in the vintage knitting patterns so you know you are getting the same product - without the rips, tears, pulls, and sweat stains you find in vintage sweaters.

The 100% wool yarn is soft and warm and creates a fabric that is thick but not too bulky. My yarn is excellent for colorwork, cables, and textured stitches called for in our vintage knitting patterns. It is a great every-day wool that will keep you warm and cozy all year and last for many seasons.

♥♥♥ LET'S STAY IN TOUCH! ♥♥♥
Join me on facebook and keep up on the latest happenings and postings! This is where I post sales and new item information so join me and stay in touch!

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(427)
Tracy Jannicelli

Tracy Jannicelli on May 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These sweaters are Fabulous!!!!!!! I went back and forth with the camp counselor many times on exactly what I wanted and she was terrific. I would definitely order from this wonderful camp.

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Updates

It's practically fall and our needles are full here at Camp Kitschy Knits. We are working day and night to get ready for sweater weather. It's still fairly warm but we know the wuss of change will be blowing any day now.

About

Everything is better with a sweater!

Camp Kitschy Knits began with a simple idea, to share my love of sweaters and other knits made from vintage knitting patterns with the world. It has grown from an idea (and an expensive ebay habit) into a fun and challenging adventure where I have learned that I am not the only lover of those fun and quirky sweaters! Hooray!

My love of sweaters goes way back. I rocked my "Hey Diddle Cat and the Fiddle" sweater through most of middle school. It was the 80's and it was perfectly acceptable (at least to me) to wear an oversized sweater with a big black cat jumping over the moon. Man did I love that sweater! Sadly the 80's gave way to the 90's and the big graphic sweater trend moved on....

Fast forward to the mid-2000's and I found myself working in product development for a big company designing and producing crystal giftware....yawn. While I loved designing and making products, I longed to work for myself and use my skills to create a socially responsible products that I loved. I developed my business plan during my commute to and from work. Finally in 2004 I took the plunge! I flew to Ecuador and began working with a group of professional knitters. I worked with them for several weeks to design our collection.

We will celebrate our tenth year of working together in 2014. That is a tremendous milestone for us. Along the way we have forged a friendship and a commitment that is second to none. I travel to Ecuador 3-4 times a year so we can work together. I also spend most mornings and some evenings on the phone with my knitters. My job isn't a whole lot different than it was working for the crystal company - except the yawn factor... I haven't had a boring day of work since 2004! There is no time for yawning when you are the Camp Director!

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  • Meredith

    Owner, Camp Director

    Hi! I'm Meredith, the Camp Director at Camp Kitschy Knits. Welcome and thanks for your interest! As the Camp Director I have many roles, I am in charge of all design, production, shipping, cooking, and cleaning here at Camp Kitschy Knits!

Manufacturers
  • A woman's knitting cooperative

    Ecuador

    Camp Kitschy Knits products are hand knit by a cooperative of professional knitters. These women reside in a remote area in the Andes Mountains where the poverty rate is high and job opportunities are scarce.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 27, 2015
I believe that a quality product begins with quality materials, and ends with quality craftsmanship.

Everything item in the Camp Kitschy Knits collection has been hand knitted using the finest quality wool yarns.

The 100% wool yarn is soft and warm and creates a fabric that is thick but not too bulky. I have a huge palate of colors to work with and choose colors that would closely resemble the colors the knitters would have used in the past. It is a great every-day wool that will keep you warm and cozy all year and last for many seasons.

Everything for sale at Camp Kitschy Knits has been knitted the old fashion way; by hand, on needles. There is something so magical about beginning with a ball of yarn and ending with a sweater (or a hat, or mittens, or whatever!). Stitch by stitch, it is an amazingly zen experience requiring both patience and skill.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PAYPAL ~ We accept PayPal; which includes Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and e-Checks (payments made directly from your bank account).

e-Checks take around 5 business days to clear. Once we receive notification that the check has cleared we will process your order.

credit / debit card payments arrive in real time.
Shipping
We typically ship orders twice a week and will send yours as quickly as possible. If you find yourself in a "sweater emergency" and need your item super fast please send me a convo with your order and we will try to help you out!
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to be completely happy with your purchase from Camp Kitschy Knits.

We will happily accept qualified* returns or exchanges of IN STOCK item within 14 days of receipt.

Sorry but made-to-order/custom made items are not able to be returned or exchanged.

Please keep in mind that our knit products are created by hand, on needles. We spend several weeks knitting each one of our garments. If you find a problem with our knitting that effects the use of your item please give us the opportunity to correct it for you (before leaving feedback). We can typically repair an item with just a few stitches and return it to you promptly. Requests for repairs must be made within 7 days of receipt. If you require a repair after 7 days of receiving the item we may be able to repair your item for a small fee. You should contact us with details of the repair (pictures really help) so we can discuss your options.

*In stock items must be returned in unused, unwashed condition with all of the original tags and packaging intact.

Once placed, all orders are non cancelable.

We will process the refund or exchange if your in stock item within 7 days of receipt of your return. All credits will be placed on the credit card from the original purchase, less the cost of shipping.

If you return an item that qualified for free shipping you will receive a refund less our standard shipping rate for your item(s).

The consumer is responsible for all shipping, tax and duty expenses related to the return or exchange.

If the address provided is determined by the post office to be undeliverable you will be responsible for all postage.