Hand-knit, lace shawls, scarves, cowls, gloves and hats

Battle Ground, Washington

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NeedlesnPurls is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello! The shop is on indefinite hiatus. If you'd like a custom order, message me here or on Facebook. Thanks!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 7, 2021

Hello! The shop is on indefinite hiatus. If you'd like a custom order, message me here or on Facebook. Thanks!


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About NeedlesnPurls

Sales 141
On Etsy since 2014

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.)

Shop members

  • Marva


    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.

  • Tawny

    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.

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More information

Last updated on Jul 24, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

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.