MountainMasche

Designer Handknit Fashion in Exclusive Yarns

Vancouver, Canada · 163 Sales

MountainMasche

Designer Handknit Fashion in Exclusive Yarns

Vancouver, Canada 163 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(51)

Announcement   MOUNTAINMASCHE IS ON HOLIDAYS FROM JULY 20 TO AUGUST 20, 2017. I AM PLEASED TO ACCEPT ORDERS BUT SHIPPING OF READY MADE ITEMS WILL BE DELAYED TO AUGUST 21, 2017 WHEN NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS RESUME. WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL SUMMER!

Welcome to MountainMasche - the qiviut, cashmere and more store!
You can find timeless one-of-a-kind hand knit design in the most sought after high quality yarns such as cashmere, qiviut, silk, yak, baby camel, baby and royal alpaca, merino etc. These precious yarns are mainly used in their natural colour (undyed) to respect their quality and the environment.

In my section "Sale-Clearance", I offer my pilot projects: garments made in less exclusive and more affordable man-made materials which I created to test the appearance of patterns or pattern combinations.

NEW SERVICE: We are pleased to offer knitting-only service. If you own your preferred yarn but do not have time/patience to knit, we are pleased to create your garment!
CUSTOM ORDERS: At times with higher numbers of custom orders (before Christmas), items will be knit in order of receipt. I will do my utmost to accommodate all orders but apologize if I am not able to accept all orders.

Outdoor enthusiasts and fashionistas, thank you for stopping by - please enjoy!

For more information about the rare and luxurious yarns please visit my web site http://www.mountainmasche.com/#!materials/cee5

MountainMasche was featured in a local Vancouver, BC newspaper:
http://www.straight.com/life/345096/local-label-mountainmasche-knits-pretty#

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 11, 2017

MOUNTAINMASCHE IS ON HOLIDAYS FROM JULY 20 TO AUGUST 20, 2017. I AM PLEASED TO ACCEPT ORDERS BUT SHIPPING OF READY MADE ITEMS WILL BE DELAYED TO AUGUST 21, 2017 WHEN NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS RESUME. WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL SUMMER!

Welcome to MountainMasche - the qiviut, cashmere and more store!
You can find timeless one-of-a-kind hand knit design in the most sought after high quality yarns such as cashmere, qiviut, silk, yak, baby camel, baby and royal alpaca, merino etc. These precious yarns are mainly used in their natural colour (undyed) to respect their quality and the environment.

In my section "Sale-Clearance", I offer my pilot projects: garments made in less exclusive and more affordable man-made materials which I created to test the appearance of patterns or pattern combinations.

NEW SERVICE: We are pleased to offer knitting-only service. If you own your preferred yarn but do not have time/patience to knit, we are pleased to create your garment!
CUSTOM ORDERS: At times with higher numbers of custom orders (before Christmas), items will be knit in order of receipt. I will do my utmost to accommodate all orders but apologize if I am not able to accept all orders.

Outdoor enthusiasts and fashionistas, thank you for stopping by - please enjoy!

For more information about the rare and luxurious yarns please visit my web site http://www.mountainmasche.com/#!materials/cee5

MountainMasche was featured in a local Vancouver, BC newspaper:
http://www.straight.com/life/345096/local-label-mountainmasche-knits-pretty#

Barbara Schuetz

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Barbara Schuetz

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5 out of 5 stars
(51)
yogeshvaraji1

yogeshvaraji1 on Apr 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Superb... as always. Barbara is a blessing and her designs and knitting top quality. PS I'm collecting her cashmere sweaters 😊

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About

Mission Impossible turned Passion for the Rare & Luxurious

My first knitting project in third grade was a scarf: knit & purl - it really could not be any simpler. Yet, it was Mission Impossible for me! I simply was not able to knit and mom had to finish the scarf.

Only a few years later - I believe I had just turned 14 - mom's best friend ordered a hand-knit traditional Austrian Trachten cardigan and I was asked to knit it (Really? Have they completely forgotten about my third grade scarf disaster??). It was my first custom order - and the start to a life long passion!!

I spent all my high school and university years knitting custom orders under the desk. Very much to my teachers' dispair. They predicted a future with many sweaters but without a degree.

Knitting for high end yarn stores introduced me to high quality yarns which I would have never been able to afford for myself. As teenager, all my own projects were made in affordable man-made materials. But when the number of sweaters surpasses the hundreds you just know that only the best is good enough.

My love for nature and the great outdoors led me from Austria via Spain to Vancouver, Canada. Appreciation for both natur and fashion and a desire to create uniqueness as opposed to mass production is reflected in "MountainMasche": Rare natural yarns of the highest quality in their natural undyed colours are the basics for most of my garments. I aim to use yarn that was not exposed to aggressive chemical dyes. Many of the natural yarn colours are beautiful as they come (alpacas give us a variety of at least 22 different natural colours) - but I also understand the desire and need in fashion to combine accessories with existing wardrobe and a preference for colour.

Hand knitting is such a time consuming process - it really deserves only the best fibers. I have spent countless hours sourcing cashmere, qiviut, royal alpaca, baby camel, silk, mink, yak, etc. The rarer the yarn the more exciting!
The most rewarding moment in the creation process is touching a skein for the first time and feeling the softness of the fiber. It always amazes me to see how a simple strand of yarn turns into a cable, airy lace, bobbles, or a complicated stitch combination!

With MountainMasche I wanted to create a brand specializing not only in rare and sought after yarns of high quality but also using rather thinner yarn to turn the garment into a unique and one-of-a-kind piece reflecting the love for hand knitting and to elevate each garment to something special, something rare that cannot be found around every corner. Every garment is sold like a "limited edition" including the number of sold items. They also include small bags containing lavender and cedar chips for best storing protection.

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  • Barbara Schuetz

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Born and raised in Austria. First custom order at age 14. Since then, confessed obsession with handknit design in outrageously luxurious yarns. After 12 years in Spain now living in Vancouver, Canada.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 23, 2016
Welcome to MountainMasche* where I strive to do my very best to make your knitted dreams come true! (* Masche is the German word for stitch).

All my garments are designed "from scratch" and therefore unique. If you purchase a product you can be sure that there are only a few of the same (and a small description card that I enclose with every sold item will tell you how many there are worldwide).

Hand knitting requires a lot of time and dedication - therefore only the best, most sought after and highest quality materials are used, in most cases in their natural colour.

If you do not find anything to your liking, I will be glad to produce to your exact requirements, may that be copying something you have seen in a fashion magazine or you prefer one of my garments but with "more colour". In this case please contact me to discuss details and measurements.

Never hesitate to ask for anything in particular - I will do my best to satisfy your wishes and create something one-of-a-kind especially for you! Our services even include hand knitting with yarn provided by you!

All garments are available in many different yarn types. Choose from Qiviut (Muskox down), Cashmere, Royal Alpaca, Silk, Yak, Baby Camel, Angora, etc. or blends of these.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
PayPal preferred in the interest of buyer and seller but also accepting credit cards via direct check out.

Items will be sent immediately upon receipt of payment. Custom orders will be started upon receipt of payment. I have to ask for a bit of patience if desired yarn type of colour has to be special ordered.

Personal discounts for loyal buyers can only apply to regularly priced items (not during promotion periods when a certain percentage applies to all items in the store).

Thank you for your understanding.
Shipping
Items will be shipped via Canada Post Standard Shipping (Usually 6-8 business days to the US).

For customers in Canada and the US:
Tracking number is included in shipping.

Customers in all other countries:
The tracking option for small parcels is costly and adds approximately $30 vs. no tracking. Parcels are shipped without tracking. MountainMasche cannot be responsible for parcels lost in the mail (and sometimes they do get lost, unfortunately). Standard shipping is at your own risk. If you prefer tracked shipping to Europe or all other countries please choose this option at check out.

Rush / Holiday shipping:
We will ship expedited or Xpresspost per your request against an additional fee.
Refunds and Exchanges
If the buyer is not satisfied with the final product and the error has occurred on my end (e.g. wrong size) payment for item (excluding shipping) will be refunded immediately after receipt of returned item (please note that the client will cover the return shipping costs).
If the buyer "changed his/her mind" please return the item at your shipping cost and a store credit will be issued.
Needless to say that I value high quality and precise finishing as I would as client and with your satisfaction in mind never hesitate to explain your reasons for concern.
Additional policies and FAQs
Special orders by boutiques or select retail stores are accepted but numbers will be limited. MountainMasche garments shall remain exclusive and special and not be mass produced.

Thank you for your interest!