Minerva Knits and other Crafts

New York, United States · 15 Sales


Minerva Knits and other Crafts

New York, United States 15 Sales On Etsy since 2012

0 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   *ATTENTION OWLS*
Making some samples for the Holiday Craft Market at Pink Canary in Long Island City December 9th. Based on what sells I may introduce new products to the shop. Stay tuned.


Last updated on Nov 16, 2017

Making some samples for the Holiday Craft Market at Pink Canary in Long Island City December 9th. Based on what sells I may introduce new products to the shop. Stay tuned.


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Ajmeri Hoque

Ajmeri Hoque on Oct 17, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Good quality and super cute on my toddler!

Anonymous on Jan 9, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

The story starts here...Sharmeen made me this beautiful scarf last year, and I wore it to a movie premiere couple weeks ago. My friends saw me wearing it with a black dress, and made a very sincere compliment on how the scarf was perfect for the occasion and with the dress. They especially like the the ruffle and the volume of the scarf. It creates a bold appearance with my dress. They said "Such a beautiful scarf! I want one too! Did you make it?" I said "No, my friend did." That was it. Both of them wanted one right at the spot. Just about one week later after I placed the order, Sharmeen already had the order ready packed nice and neatly for me. The scarves were gorgeous! Craftsmanship is very neat and mature. I was very impressed that how quick she could knit two scarves within just one week! It is a must-have scarf if you like high fashion.



It started on a dark and stormy night. The power had gone out, and inspiration had hit tender 9 year old me: I wanted to make something for my baby brother who was on his way into the world. The perfect storm of motivation and my inherent love for the pursuit of new knowledge brewed within, and along came Minerva, goddess of crafts, weaving and magic, to illuminate it. With her spirit within me and the guiding light of a Leisure Arts pamphlet, I began to teach myself how to crochet. Though the baby hat I started that night never came to full florishen, the obsession for fiber arts had started.

Hi, I’m Sharmeen, and I am a fiberholic. Here you will find my shop Minerva Knits, an assemblage of items that represent my ever growing passion for crafting. My Etsy shop features a diverse collection of pieces stemming from the different craft talents I have acquired and honed since childhood; everything from knitting and crocheting, to beading jewelry and sewing. I can’t remember a time when I wasn't spending my free time doing arts and crafts … or playing video games … and it’s something that I share with my baby brother and baby sister. My brother and sister are the inspiration and motivation behind my Etsy Shop. You can say they are my style consultants, models and biggest fans rolled into one.

I’m a huge proponent for local textiles and small businesses. I love spending time at small boutique arts and crafts stores, and experimenting with yarns made from unconventional materials, like re-purposed sari fabric yarns. I also believe in supporting independent yarn distributors who are trying to make eco-friendly yarns that are as unique as the items I’m inspired to create with them. I’m always on the look out for inspiration that I can incorporate into my crafting.

When I'm not knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, or sewing you can find me...
Reading, board game playing, video gaming, dancing Bachata like no one is watching, Netflix-ing, searching Pinterest for all things OWL, or trying to find all the great places to eat in Brooklyn with my siblings in tow. I can also be found on Skillshare teaching Crochet 101 :-)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your visit!

♥ Sharmeen

Shop members

  • Sharmeen

    Owner, Creator

    Brooklynite with a serious fiber-addiction.

  • Shadman

    Model, Photographer

    The Handsome Face behind and in front of the camera.

  • Tasnia

    Assistant, Model, Stylist

    Cool Cat with her paw on the Hipster Beat.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 16, 2017

I'm a hobby knitter on the path to knitting goddess. Please look around. I hope you find my shop to be a HOOT.

Please also check my Test Lab of sample items [of items to come or seasonal items].

All items are made in a smoke-free environment.

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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Minerva Knits currently does not offer refunds or exchanges. However, please convo if you have any questions about an item. If a return or exchange is granted, buyer must pay for return shipping.
Payment must be received within 3 business days.
I currently use USPS to ship all products.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders: I am open to creating variations on any currently listed item. Please convo for custom orders. I will quote a price for any variations not currently offered in the shop based on pattern and time of production. Once the item has been created to specifications, I will msg that the item is ready. If payment is not received within 3 business days, I will cancel the custom order listing and re-list the item for any customer to purchase.

If there is a specific pattern that you need knit and/or customized, please feel free to convo me. Besides material costs and cost of pattern [if any], I will try to quote a reasonable labor cost for creating a garment or accessory from the pattern. Some knitting patterns and materials can be found on Ravelry.com, KnitPicks.com, LionBrand.com or VogueKnitting.com, or here on Etsy:

For custom order bow ties for special occasions, Please message me about prints and colors you are interested in. I will do my best to send sample shots of fabrics in a timely manner. Please allow for at least a week for production per set of 3 bow ties.