knitwit4ever

Hand Knitted Clothing for All Sizes & Other Knits, Too

Michigan, United States · 777 Sales

knitwit4ever

Hand Knitted Clothing for All Sizes & Other Knits, Too

Michigan, United States 777 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(487)
Shop owner

Allyn

Contact

Announcement   Hand Knitted Clothing and Accessories for Baby to Adult Plus Sizes; Household and Specialty Items: many items are ready to ship; others will be made to your specifications. I am available online for discussions of projects to be completed later. If you have a question about in-stock items, just ask. Custom orders always welcomed! Holiday orders are starting to increase so please order early to allow plenty of time to complete your requests.

This is a one-person shop, with products hand-produced by me from purchased yarns, with care and concern for product quality and for your buying experience.

I proudly handknit every item, carefully and with attention to detail. For custom orders, I'll work with any materials you desire. For items in stock, I use materials which are of good quality, generally moderate in cost and easy-care. Each item description will give you additional information. This is a very labor-intensive craft, requiring hours of time in addition to materials purchased. Please consider that when considering the cost of an order, price comparisons to items found elsewhere and the creation time required so you can have your item for a special occasion!

Have a question? To convo me, click on "Contact" in the left column of this page. I will never contact you with uninvited spam!

See my "Public Profile" for additional information about shipping and about my return policy. MICHIGAN BUYERS and INTERNATIONAL BUYERS also see notes below regarding your purchases. I gladly ship worldwide, but some countries prohibit import of certain types of items, so I must decline to ship where restricted. International packages may be unpredictably and unavoidably delayed clearing import customs; therefore, no guarantee is made that items can be received by a certain date. This handy duty calculator can help you estimate what charges your country may assess on a purchase: http://www.dutycalculator.com/ Depending on your system, you may be charged duties, VAT or GST and a service fee for collection. UK and EU customers are especially likely to be affected. More info found here: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/internet.htm

Allyn
http://knitwit4ever.etsy.com
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Why buy handmade? This quote is borrowed without permission because I don't know who to ask:

"When buying from an artist/maker, you are buying more than just an object. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks, and months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You aren't just buying a thing, you are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone's life. Most importantly, you are buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about.

Author Unknown"
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Looking for more magical creatures and fantastic items? Check out this fun list from TeamHandmade!
https://www.etsy.com/pages/teamhandmade/in-magical-places

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 25, 2016

Hand Knitted Clothing and Accessories for Baby to Adult Plus Sizes; Household and Specialty Items: many items are ready to ship; others will be made to your specifications. I am available online for discussions of projects to be completed later. If you have a question about in-stock items, just ask. Custom orders always welcomed! Holiday orders are starting to increase so please order early to allow plenty of time to complete your requests.

This is a one-person shop, with products hand-produced by me from purchased yarns, with care and concern for product quality and for your buying experience.

I proudly handknit every item, carefully and with attention to detail. For custom orders, I'll work with any materials you desire. For items in stock, I use materials which are of good quality, generally moderate in cost and easy-care. Each item description will give you additional information. This is a very labor-intensive craft, requiring hours of time in addition to materials purchased. Please consider that when considering the cost of an order, price comparisons to items found elsewhere and the creation time required so you can have your item for a special occasion!

Have a question? To convo me, click on "Contact" in the left column of this page. I will never contact you with uninvited spam!

See my "Public Profile" for additional information about shipping and about my return policy. MICHIGAN BUYERS and INTERNATIONAL BUYERS also see notes below regarding your purchases. I gladly ship worldwide, but some countries prohibit import of certain types of items, so I must decline to ship where restricted. International packages may be unpredictably and unavoidably delayed clearing import customs; therefore, no guarantee is made that items can be received by a certain date. This handy duty calculator can help you estimate what charges your country may assess on a purchase: http://www.dutycalculator.com/ Depending on your system, you may be charged duties, VAT or GST and a service fee for collection. UK and EU customers are especially likely to be affected. More info found here: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/internet.htm

Allyn
http://knitwit4ever.etsy.com
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Why buy handmade? This quote is borrowed without permission because I don't know who to ask:

"When buying from an artist/maker, you are buying more than just an object. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks, and months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You aren't just buying a thing, you are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone's life. Most importantly, you are buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about.

Author Unknown"
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Looking for more magical creatures and fantastic items? Check out this fun list from TeamHandmade!
https://www.etsy.com/pages/teamhandmade/in-magical-places

Allyn

Contact shop owner

Allyn

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(487)
Lara (LaLa) Cooper

Lara (LaLa) Cooper on Sep 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great communication with Allyn. I love this sweater and it fits great, even though it is hard to fit my arm length. Beautifully crafted, I will definitely order from her again!

Tine Tveter

Tine Tveter on Sep 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the second time I've turned to knitwit4ever and she has yet again made my crazy, detailed sweater dream into reality. She is a very good communicator and gives frequent updates throughout the process. I highly recommend this magician with knitting pins to anyone! Thank you, Allyn

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About

I love to knit and get great satisfaction from creation of beautiful and useful items.

I grew up in a household where knitting and sewing were commonplace, so learned early the satisfaction of making things. As an adult, I've perfected my knitting skills over many years, making lots of gifts for many people. At some point, though, one is gifted-out, and the yen to create with yarn continues...so a small business is born. I've been selling my creations locally for almost 20 years and continue to do orders and occasional craft shows in my area.

The most satisfying aspect for me is the "engineering" involved in creating or modifying a pattern and building a successful garment. Of course, that is also the most challenging and frustrating part...

My shop includes ready-to-ship items in an ever-changing assortment dictated by season and time available. Many of these items also function as examples for those wishing to have custom variations made. I love doing custom projects and do a lot of them. Some involve simple changes like color or shoe size. Others solve a problem: hard to fit sizes or a product for a special purpose. A few begin with a customer idea and grow from there.

I will never be a high-volume producer, as hand-knitting is a slow process even without new design work. I pride myself on quality and durability of my items and try hard to make them problem-free. Materials are chosen with regard to the project and care required by the customer or use.

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  • Allyn

    Owner, Maker, Designer, The "One And Only" For Knitwit4ever.

    A hand-knitter for most of my life, since 2006 I've enjoyed the creative challenges of an Etsy shop. Love the engineering of new designs/products! Low-volume shop, lots of custom work: I'm the sole owner/knitter here (with spousal moral support).

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2016
Welcome to the electronic extension of my customer showroom. Come on in, look around...if you see something you like, wonderful! If you'd like something other than the listed items, let's talk about the possibilities. Between us, we certainly can work out a project that will suit you perfectly.

All of my items are hand-knitted with my own two hands. I love to knit, to design, to experiment, so many items are one of a kind. However, similar items often can be made available if you wish. I use many different yarns: For stock items, I mostly use synthetic fibers to create easy-care products at reasonable prices. For custom orders, there are many wonderful--and sometimes pricey--yarns available, and I enjoy the chance to work with your choices. Depending on the time of year, my shop will have an assortment of items and sizes. To see more product possibilities, see my "Sold Item" lists. And I'd love to have you check out my feedback which I believe represents the best indication of the quality of my products and the value I place on giving good customer service.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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  • Other Method
Payment
I prefer payments through PayPal or Etsy Direct Checkout, but I will accept U.S. postal money orders. If you are using Etsy D. C. or PayPal (either with an account or to handle a credit card payment), payment is completed immediately following your commitment to purchase on Etsy. If you have difficulty completing payment, I'll be glad to help you with the process, so just ask! If you use PayPal for an e-check, be aware that it may take 4 days or more to clear, so item shipment will be somewhat delayed. If you choose to send a USPS money order by U.S. mail, my address will be provided upon completion of checkout. Payment should be mailed within 3 days of purchase; item shipment will occur after your payment is received and cleared. Regardless of payment method, item will only be shipped after full payment of all charges is complete. Usually I can ship same/next day; occasionally, it may take 2-4 days if a weekend or holiday is involved. If I am away, my shop announcement will include a notice telling you when next shipment can be expected.


NOTE to MICHIGAN BUYERS:
Michigan requires sales tax (6%) to be levied on the total of item and shipping charges. For Etsy purchases, it will be added automatically.

Layaway purchases: For most items priced at $50 and above, I will arrange a layaway for you if you require it. Generally, I will expect an initial payment of $25 (non-refundable except for product defect), with installment amounts and timing to be agreed upon by convo before purchase. Terms will be worked out individually and the item will be held for shipment until payment is completed (or until layaway is abandoned, marked by payment not being received within one month of due date).
Shipping
For U.S. domestic shipping, I use First Class or Priority Mail, with Insurepost insurance when required; for larger/heavier items (e.g. afghans), occasionally FedEx or UPS is a better value. If you have a preference for one specific carrier, please include that in notes to seller and I will arrange to use it, sending you a revised invoice if required for any difference in shipping cost.

For international shipments, the equivalents are USPS FCPIS and Priority International, with insurance when required. For international insurance, I will be using Insurepost, a third party insurer so that I can ship by the more economical First Class Mail. Not all international destinations can be listed individually, so I've listed Canada and a maximum "Everywhere Else" price. Please contact me for pricing if you want a quote for your country. Rarely, if secure shipment service and/or insurance is unavailable to your country or if country regulations prohibit item's importation, I may need to decline a sale; full refund and cancellation will follow.

I try to reflect actual, uninflated costs in my shipment pricing. If you need a faster service or something special in shipment, please contact me, preferably before you buy, so adjustments can be made to meet your needs. Excess shipping charges can be refunded through PayPal or Etsy Direct checkout if you use one of those methods of payment.

If you pay via PayPal and your confirmed PayPal address does not match your Etsy address on the order, I will look for an indication that this is being sent to a gift address. If I find no such information noted, I will attempt to contact you by convo and/or e-mail to confirm your preferred shipping address. I will delay shipment until a response is received or ship to the confirmed P/P address if I receive no response from you. Please save us both trouble and make sure your addresses match, add a gift address or tell me if you need shipping to a different address as a gift!

I make every effort to pack and ship items in secure containers, and I require insurance for items that are of higher value or that I could not replace/duplicate. I use tracking (delivery confirmation) for US shipments and for international shipments when possible which will show that the package has been delivered to your address. If the USPS system indicates delivery to the correct address, I am comfortable that my responsibility has been fulfilled though I'm sorry if you have difficulty locating the package. Usually such packages are located, sometimes at a nearby house, complex manager's office or at the local P.O. waiting for pick-up. I will gladly assist you in inquiries, but local searching is most effective. For insured packages, I can initiate a trace/claim. We can also file a mail theft report if you believe it has been stolen after delivery. Replacement/refund is the final resort if significant time has elapsed and if other attempts to locate the package have not been successful.

If a package is received with damage, you MUST retain the packaging materials! Let me know as quickly as you can about the problem so I can address the situation. Photos of the unopened package as delivered showing damage are best, then pictures of the merchandise with damage. These may be required by the carrier to process a claim. The carrier may require return of merchandise, a completed claim form and/or inspection at your site.

Please report delivery problems in a timely fashion. Damage not reported within 30 days after receipt of package and non-delivery unreported for 60 days domestic/120 days international may lose insurance protection and possibility to trace, limiting redress available. After 6 months, no redress will be considered.

ATTENTION, INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:
I do not and cannot collect any customs charges when sending packages. Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of import/delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations and are your responsibility. Item prices do NOT include VAT/GST/sales tax in amount; this may be added by your country to be paid at delivery. For any additional information, direct questions to your local customs agency before you make a purchase. This calculator may also be helpful to estimate potential charges for imports: www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/ I will ship internationally only by USPS to avoid large brokerage charges on the receiving end, and will mark packages properly for purchased merchandise. Delays at import Customs are not uncommon; I have no control over any resulting inconvenience from them and do not guarantee delivery by a specific date for that reason. Please be patient, as international shipment may take as little as one week or as much as two months on rare occasions! Delays are to be expected during higher-volume mailing periods, such as the pre-Christmas shopping season.
Refunds and Exchanges
Return Policy:
In short, if it is my mistake, I pay return shipping.
Your mistake or changed mind, you the buyer pays return shipping.
And every policy needs room for odd circumstances and exceptions.

*EU BUYERS: New EU regulations regarding refunds may apply to some Etsy transactions. See notes for you at end of this section.

I'm very sorry if you have a problem with the item you purchased, and will try hard to resolve the situation for you. The policy will be dependent on the type of problem, and assumes that the item is returned to the seller in a timely fashion, without damage. Please communicate with me! Requests must be made within two weeks (14 days) after receipt of item (exception: defect in product, allowing 30 days). You are responsible for packing the item adequately for the safe return and for tracking if you feel it might be necessary to prove it was delivered to me.

If there is a defect in the product: please contact me. I will gladly pay for return shipping and exchange/repair/refund as is appropriate and agreed upon with the customer.

If the size/color/style is not right: if you would prefer a refund (minus selling fees and shipping) or store credit, you may contact me and return the item in unworn, saleable condition. If you prefer an exchange for another item, that can be worked out if you'll convo me. (For example, if you'd like the same item in a different color AND the yarn or suitable substitute is available, I'll "custom" it for you, making a trade if you'll pay the shipping.) If you have arranged a custom order or purchased a Made-To-Order listing, returns or exchanges will be considered on a case-by-case basis, with remedy depending on type of problem and potential prospects for re-selling the item; refunds/returns for custom items are not guaranteed though I will try to find a solution.

For digital files: downloads can occasionally be a problem even when files are correctly uploaded. This may be related to download attempts on a mobile device, for which the easiest solution is often trying it on another computer. If problems continue, I can email you a PDF file for download and, as a last resort, send a hard copy by US Mail. However, if Etsy transaction shows a file has been downloaded, no refund will be given.
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*EU buyers: For returns you request within 14 days of receipt of item, the EU may now require refunding of item price and (delivery, not for return) shipping charges IF your purchase was NOT a custom order (not a private custom listing and not a made-to-order item constructed to your specifications) and IF the item is returned in a condition identical to its delivery condition. For a new item, it must be unused and suitable for re-sale with tags attached; vintage/supply items must be received without additional wear or damage. Customer will bear all costs of return shipment.

From Etsy Help info:

"Buyers residing in countries that are subject to these regulations have the right to return an item within 14 days of receiving the item. Sellers affected by the regulations must clearly inform buyers residing in these countries about their right to return an item before the buyer makes a purchase (such as in the listing or the seller’s shop policies). Failure to do so will extend the withdrawal period by an additional year, meaning that buyers will have a period of one year and 14 fourteen days in which to return the item. "
"If a buyer exercises their right to return an item, a seller must reimburse all payments, including the original shipping charges, received from the buyer. If a seller has not received returned goods from a buyer, the seller may withhold such reimbursement provided that reimbursement occurs within 14 days of receipt of the returned goods. The buyer is responsible for paying return shipping costs unless the seller has agreed to bear those costs. "
"Sellers must also provide buyers with a model withdrawal form (in other words, a cancellation form) that they can- but are not obliged to- use if they wish to return a product.

Below are links to a model withdrawal form you can use to request a return; attach this or similar cancellation request statement to an Etsy convo within 14 days of product receipt.

German Withdrawal Form http://extfiles.etsy.com/cancellation-forms/EUCancellationFormDE.pdf
English Withdrawal Form http://extfiles.etsy.com/cancellation-forms/EUCancellationFormEN.pdf
French Withdrawal Form http://extfiles.etsy.com/cancellation-forms/EUCancellationFormFR.pdf "

Further information:
Link to Etsy Help article: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5452
Link to EU Directive: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32011L0083&rid=1
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders: These can arranged in several ways. 1) You may purchase a Made-To-Order listing from my shop, usually paying in full at time of purchase and providing required information in order notes or by convo to me. Sometimes a deposit/later balance payment can be arranged. Many of these listings provide the possibility of a gift announcement sent to you or to your recipient. 2) A more individual/unique/complex project may be arranged between us through the convo system. After significant discussion of specifics, I will write a reserved custom listing for you to purchase. Larger items may provide a deposit option, usually 50% upfront. Deposit on custom orders are non-refundable. Returns/refunds on customs orders are NOT promised (except for product defect); however, they will be considered if product is not personalized and is suitable for sale to another customer. Buyer will be responsible for payment of shipping charges for returns (except if defective).

More information

Last updated on May 15, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Each item will arrive with clear labels including fiber content and care instructions. Listing descriptions also include this information. Many items are machine washable and dryable, but please read the information carefully!

Sizing details

Because garment sizing isn't universal, I have attempted to add actual measurements in each listing. For slippers, U.S. shoe sizes are shown (many conversion charts available online). If you have a question or need more information, please convo before purchase.

For custom orders, I'll be happy to work with you on measurement details to get the right fit. Unusual requirements? Let's discuss your needs...

Custom and personalized orders

Most of my stock items can be ordered with custom materials, colors and sizing, and I am also available to knit additional items not stocked. To inquire, you can select a made-to-order listing, use the "Request Custom Order" button or just convo me.

Pricing will depend on complexity of project and materials selected; estimate available after discussion. A non-refundable deposit may be required if significant design work is involved. Your input and approval may be required at preliminary stages, before knitting is started.

Time to completion varies greatly by project and time of year/backlog of orders in hand, with estimate available during discussions. Please allow enough time to receive item before your gift occasion!