KenspeckleKnits

unique, handcrafted knitwear

Brooklyn, New York · 61 Sales

KenspeckleKnits

unique, handcrafted knitwear

Brooklyn, New York 61 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(22)

Announcement   ~ donation tally ~ Feb 2017: $198 to Planned Parenthood
100% of proceeds from craftivism projects (like pussy hats) are donated to charities with missions matching their symbolism. Proceeds from pink pussy hats are donated to Planned Parenthood and proceeds from blue/green pussy hats are donated to the environmental law organization Earthjustice.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 1, 2017

~ donation tally ~ Feb 2017: $198 to Planned Parenthood
100% of proceeds from craftivism projects (like pussy hats) are donated to charities with missions matching their symbolism. Proceeds from pink pussy hats are donated to Planned Parenthood and proceeds from blue/green pussy hats are donated to the environmental law organization Earthjustice.

Lauren Sperber

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Lauren Sperber

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5 out of 5 stars
(22)
Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell on Mar 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Well made and beautiful pussy hat - warm too! Excellent customer service and received hat soon after order.

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Updates

I just posted the pattern I use to knit pussy hats in the round—a slight modification of the official pattern, which is knit flat. My pattern supports two sizes and two yarn weights: http://bit.ly/RoundPussyHat
New in the shop today! A solid bright pink hat in cool cotton for spring and summer protests. I love this color so much.
‪Holy cat( hat)s! In the 18 days since I reopened my @Etsy shop, I’ve sold 9 pussy hats and raised $198 for @PPact.‬
More Planned Parenthood-supporting pink pussy hats and Earthjustice-supporting blue-green pussy hats are available in my shop.
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About

crafting for good

I've dabbled in crafts of all sorts, but the meditative serenity of knitting has long made it my favorite. Although I've gone years at a time without knitting, every time I finish a project my hands start twitching for another.

This year, my love of knitting was rekindled by craftivism projects like the pussy hat and the brain hat, so I've decided to re-open my long-dormant shop to sell these pieces. All proceeds from the sales of craftivism projects will be to organizations aligned with their symbolism, and a portion of proceeds from non-craftivism items (like baby blankets and scarves) will be donated as well.

"All proceeds" means 100% of the sale price, minus Etsy's commission and fees, minus materials, which I've selected for their frugality. See individual listings for details on the donation I expect to make for each item.

In its previous iteration, this shop sold quirky t-shirts with nerdy messages that I silkscreened by hand in the bathroom of a series of tiny New York City apartments. Knitting is much better than that.

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  • Lauren Sperber

    Owner

    I work at Etsy as a software engineer by day and knit by night (and sometimes during meetings).

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