Handmade knit items from The North

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 172 Sales


Handmade knit items from The North

Minneapolis, Minnesota 172 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (11)

Announcement   Nokomis Knitting Company. Handmade knit items made by husband and wife team in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Last updated on Mar 18, 2016

Nokomis Knitting Company. Handmade knit items made by husband and wife team in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Nokomis Knitting Company

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Nokomis Knitting Company


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NokoKnitCo was born out of a wooden crate. We make handmade knit items-some with an antique sock knitting machine, some using a couple of sticks.

Nokomis Knitting Company was born out of a wooden crate containing an intricate collection of rusted, disassembled and incomplete parts that would be painstakingly restored into "The Machine,” our first antique circular sock knitting machine and the inspiration of NokoKnitCo.

We make many of our items using our antique circular sock knitting machines originally used to make socks for the troops in World War I & II to prevent trench-foot.

About Us
We are a husband and wife team making handmade knit items in south Minneapolis.

Rich doesn’t know how to knit. Not one stitch but he can make one heck of a beautiful sock. Using the unusual combination or creativity and technology, Rich has specialized in making beautiful socks including made-to-order styles and sizes as well as yoga socks.

Jen learned to knit in when she was in 5th grade and suffering from chickenpox at her grandmother’s house. It was the perfect activity to distract from scratching and keep a ten year old’s hands busy. That was the beginning. Leaving the sock-making to Rich, Jen challenges herself to see what can be made besides socks on "the machine" but also likes to pick up her needles and make some things the old, old fashioned way.

Grandma Caroline
Grandma Caroline, better known as “Lady,” is to blame Jen’s obsession with knitting. She was a lifetime source of technical support, emotional support and inspiration. We lost Lady in September of 2015 at 94 but her spirit stays with us and we follow her rules that each stitch be made thoughtfully and nothing leaves our hands with a known mistake. We owe a lot to Gram.

To see more about us, visit our Facebook page at:

Thank you for checking us out,
Jen & Rich

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Shop members

  • Jen

    Owner, Needleminder

    Jen likes to knit. Jen likes to push that antique sock knitting machine to go way beyond socks but also needs to pick up her old-fashioned needles just as often. Jen's grandma, who taught her to knit at 10, is to blame for this whole thing.

  • Rich

    Owner, Sock Cranker

    Rich's specialty is socks & he makes some beautiful ones. He makes each sock using an antique sock knitting machine from ~1920, which takes some special skill and a lot of practice. While Rich can crank out socks all day long, he can't knit a stitch.

  • Helen

    Head Pom Pom Maker

    Helen is our head pom pom maker extraordinaire. She has a great sense of color and style and she can tie a mean knot. When Helen is not tasseling our wares you might find her dreaming up more ideas for things we could make. Go Helen!

  • Reilly

    Shop Keeper

    Reilly is our 24/7 shopkeeper. He vacuums our break room, greets the mailman, makes afternoon rounds so we aren't sleeping on the job, and keeps our feet warm on chilly days. In his free time, Reilly likes to swim, chase minnows, and take cat naps.

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 13, 2018
Welcome and thank you for stopping by Nokomis Knitting Company (aka. NokoKnitCo).
Proudly handmade knit items from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
All items can be returned within 30 days of purchase. Only the cost of the item will be credited back to the purchaser.
Credit cards, paypal and Etsy gift certificates are accepted.

If you do not have an Etsy account and would like to make a purchase, you must first set up an Etsy account. If you do not have a PayPal account you can still use a credit card to make your purchase - your purchase will be made via PayPal, but you do NOT need to set up a separate account with PayPal to do so.
Shipping in the US is done via USPS based on the purchaser's choice at check out. If you need your order shipped via a method not available at checkout, please contact us prior to purchasing.
Most orders ship within 1-2 business days.
Additional policies and FAQs
We love custom orders and requests, please ask us.

Socks can be made to order to your specifications. You tell us the size, the desired fit, the height, the color and we'll make them for you. To see more, check out our custom socks at