KnittyVet

Naturally Garden Dyed Yarn and Knits - Knit the Rainbow

Shoreview, Minnesota · 814 Sales

KnittyVet

Naturally Garden Dyed Yarn and Knits - Knit the Rainbow

Shoreview, Minnesota 814 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(246)

Announcement   Now available - Gorgeous yarns hand dyed with natural, plant derived colors from my garden! Each skein is a unique work of art that I am so proud to bring to the shop.

Hand knit accessories for sparkling lifestyles - be unique, be bright, be cozy! Find cup cozies & coffee accessories, kid's toys, fingerless gloves, hats, bags, purses and gifts. I use natural materials like wool, cotton and other renewable fibers. Custom items are my specialty. All items come from a smoke free, pet friendly home.

Join the KnittyVet team at:
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Twitter @knittyvet

Have fun! - Kendra

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 11, 2017

Now available - Gorgeous yarns hand dyed with natural, plant derived colors from my garden! Each skein is a unique work of art that I am so proud to bring to the shop.

Hand knit accessories for sparkling lifestyles - be unique, be bright, be cozy! Find cup cozies & coffee accessories, kid's toys, fingerless gloves, hats, bags, purses and gifts. I use natural materials like wool, cotton and other renewable fibers. Custom items are my specialty. All items come from a smoke free, pet friendly home.

Join the KnittyVet team at:
www.KnittyVet.com
www.facebook.com/knittyvet
http://www.instagram.com/knittyvet
http://www.pinterest.com/knittyvet
Twitter @knittyvet

Have fun! - Kendra

Kendra Ann

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Kendra Ann

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Updates

Sale news! Valentine's Day is upon us, and if you are still searching for a gift for that special someone (or for you!) all cup cozies AND the cup cozy pattern are now 30% off in the #etsyshop - no code needed. heartheartheart️ Ends on Thursday though!
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About

Colorful and Unique Knits in All Natural Materials

KnittyVet is the result of combining a desire to create, a touch of entrepreneurial spirit, and the complete inability to sit still. It is Kendra's labor of love, and was born from a heavy knitting habit and yarn stash that got out of hand. Kendra always loved creative pursuits, learning to paint, draw, sculpt and take photographs as a child growing up in relatively isolated rural midwest America. However, it was not until college when she found her true love in knitting. She found that knitting kept her awake to read the textbooks assigned in veterinary school - and it must have worked, because she graduated with her DVM - and a deeper understanding of knitting techniques. She started her knitting business by creating bespoke orders - including a Pineapple Reticule - in 2010. Since launching her online business she has collected more than 150 glowing reviews and happy customers.

KnittyVet creations are colorful and always all natural. Kendra's favorite materials are lambswool, organic cotton, and alpaca, so you will never see any acrylic yarn (or blends) in her shop. She strongly believes in the movement of returning to buying local, handmade products with a face and name behind the product and tries to incorporate that belief in her own life practices. She also feels that we are all environmental stewards, and tries to contribute her bit by creating reusable coffee sleeves to replace the wasteful paper collars. Her creations are solidly constructed and made to last.

KnittyVet is a cheerful, bright place and Kendra loves creating personalized works of art just for her customer. The sky is the limit when it comes to mixing colors and patterns in yarn. Kendra is also the management portion of the store and would love to chat with you regarding ideas or comments. Some items are ready to ship but some are made to order - please see the descriptions for more information. New items are being added to the shop frequently, and seasonal items such as hats, scarves, and mittens tend to make their appearance in late August or September.

Thank you for visiting the KnittyVet shop and please enjoy looking around. You may follow Kendra on several social media platforms for new product alerts and a glimpse at the creative process, or contact kendra [!at] knittyvet.com with "request to join" to join our email list.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/knittyvet
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/knittyvet
Twitter & Instagram: @knittyvet

All the best to you and yours,
Kendra Ann
KnittyVet

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  • Kendra Ann

    Owner

    I love to knit. I also love to garden, paint, and otherwise create. I am the mother to one child and servant to 2 cats and 1 guinea pig. I do have a day job... can you guess it based on my shop name? Join me @KnittyVet on Instagram for more fun!

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Last updated on Apr 10, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Most of my items are knit from high quality wool, alpaca, cotton, or wool blends. I recommend hand washing in cool water and air drying unless otherwise specified with the item.

Will my naturally dyed yarn fade or wash out?

The colors in our skeins of Garden Yarn are a permanent part of the protein structure of the wool – so no washing out! We do recommend washing in cool water with a gentle, pH neutral soap (we like Eucalan or Unicorn Fiber Rinse!). After the first wash you may see a little color in the rinse water, but rest assured that it will not significantly affect the color of the yarn.

Just like any fabric or yarn, colors may fade slightly over time, more if frequently exposed to bright sunlight. We recommend storing your creations in a dark, temperature-controlled place when not wearing or using.

Will there be other weights of naturally dyed yarn?

Hopefully yes! This depends on feedback I receive from you, so if you would like to see other weights or styles of yarn get the Garden Yarn treatment, send me a convo and let me know!

Where do you get the dye stuff for your colors?

All of our dye plants are either organically grown in my own garden or locally sourced from the surrounding 5 miles or so. All dyes materials are harvested sustainably.

Are there chemicals used in the dye process?

We use time-honored processes to provide the best color to your yarn. These include the use of alum in small amounts, an aluminum based mordant (allowing the color to bind with the yarn protein). Alum is a non-toxic additive that can be found in many places (including the grocery spice aisle as a crunch enhancer for pickles!), but if you have a sensitivity to aluminum you may wish to select a color that does not use an alum base (please contact Kendra@knitty.vet for more information).