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Paula on Apr 26, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful handiwork (and great cause)! It’s a stunning shawl in an intricate pattern, gorgeous colors, and silky yarn that drapes beautifully. I purchased this as a gift for a dear friend, who absolutely loved it. Fast shipping!
Judith on Apr 8, 20215 out of 5 stars
The MOST perfect birthday gift for my cousin--we usually exchange donations, but this time she ALSO got Marva's incredible, stunning shawl. I'm grateful for everything about this. 💜
Judith on Apr 7, 20215 out of 5 stars
Not just your basic little black shawl--though it is a wardrobe essential--this is a truly elegant, stunning piece of master knitting. So beautiful, so well made!
mikaelakelly on Dec 22, 20205 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful! This shawl is a work of art.
Thank you so much Marva :)
Anubis on Dec 7, 20205 out of 5 stars
This was even more beautiful upon arrival than anticipated. Thank you so much. It will be the perfect piece to wear at my daughter's big event. I've already sent another satisfied customer your way, and will be back myself <3
Iris on Feb 25, 20205 out of 5 stars
Beautiful shawl, came very quickly. Unusual and lovely, as usual from this skilled artisan knitter.
Lynne on Aug 8, 20195 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful work. I can't wait for things to cool down a bit so that I can show this off.
Judith on Jul 31, 20195 out of 5 stars
A very beautiful cowl lovingly made for an extremely important cause. The craftwork is superb, the crafter an angel!
Charlotte on Jul 16, 20195 out of 5 stars
Anytime I need an out of this world shawl, I go to NeedlesnPurls! The knitting is absolutely on point!
Thank you so much!
So much yarn, so little space to store the knitted items.
I opened Needles 'n Purls because I knit way too many items to possibly wear or give away and didn't like the idea that they were stored away and not getting any use. Lace-knit pieces are way too pretty to not be seen. My friends suggested opening a store here at Etsy, and the rest is history. Most of the yarns I use, are purchased from small, one-batch dye lots, so it's difficult to do repeats or multiples of any items. I like to think of the pieces for sale on my store as one-of-a kind.
I would also like to thank the pattern designers and yarn creators for making it possible to knit such lovely pieces. I find it commendable that these people do the work they do, so that I can do the work I love to do. Neither parties really make a profit when all the hours of work that go into these creations are totaled. I can't speak for the others, but I knit for the love of knitting, not to mass-produce items for profit. Call me crazy, but I'm just pleased that the end product goes to a home where hand-crafted, fiber-art is loved and appreciated.
If you're interested in reading more about my process, I'm currently trying to keep a blog updated with work in progress comments, or the history of each item. (See the Around the web links below.)
I love to knit lace, so when I'm not busy as a full-time graphic designer, I can be usually found with knitting needles and yarn in my hands. I'm always amazed at how the a lump of yarn transforms into an intricate, lace item after blocking.
Quality Control Supervisor
Tawny adores yarn, even if she's not allowed to play with it. She's always nearby, helping with the knitting, checking over the pattern, or waiting patiently for me to finish the project so she can have puffballs made from the left-over yarn.
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
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:
Frequently asked questions
Most hand-knit, wool or wool blend items do best when hand-washed and laid flat on a towel to dry. Some types of yarn can be machine-washed and dried, but the item shows wear and doesn't last nearly as long. My recommendation is to always hand-wash.
Are your items ready to ship.
Yes. Everything listed in the store has already been created, washed and blocked, and is packed away in a storage bag, ready to ship. Only custom orders take a few weeks to make.
The colors look different than my monitor showed. Can I return it?
Yes. I can't cover your return shipping costs, but I will refund (within 30 days of purchase) the purchase price of any items shipped back to me in the same condition I've sent them to you in. Monitor color varies and I try to write a description of the actual color to help with this, but there's nothing more frustrating than buying something that doesn't match what you were buying it for.
What is the difference between lace-knit and Aran lace-knit
Lace-knit shawls and cowls use a finer weight yarn. They are very light and open making them perfect for summer wear, or indoors where the temperature is a little too chilly for comfort. Aran-lace shawls and cowls use a heavier weight yarn, are more sturdy, and are more suited to cooler climates or winter-time wear.