Handknit Accessories With Modern Romantic Flair

Middletown, Connecticut

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Note from shop owner Hello everyone. I will be on hiatus for an extended period of time. Thank you for your patronage!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 13, 2016

Hello everyone. I will be on hiatus for an extended period of time. Thank you for your patronage!

Maria Orticelli

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About LovelyLittleKnits

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On Etsy since 2012

Lovely Little Knits is a result of my love of handknitting and wanting to see the world in one of my creations!

Hi - I'm Maria.

Lovely Little Knits came to be for two reasons; my passion for the art of handknitting and the desire to express that love through my own designs.

I grew up in a creative household. My dad is a European tailor and my mom was a seamstress, like her mother before her. Sewing machines and handsewing were just part of everyday life. I am eternally grateful for that hands-on education and the fact that craftsmanship was always revered.

As an adult, I rediscovered knitting (my grandmother taught me at a very young age) and sewing took somewhat of a backseat. My need to create things with my own two hands comes from a place deep within me - it's not a hobby; it is a calling.

Designing is an organic process for me - it's not unusual for me to start a project with one thing in mind, only to change it as it starts taking shape in front of my eyes. I don't create with the intent of hurrying up just to get something done. It has to feel "right " in order for me to continue . This process takes a bit longer but when I am finished, I'm satisfied that it is even better than what I had intended and I can offer the very best to my customers.

I love to see the smiles on peoples' faces when they exclaim "did you make this?' And then I can answer, "Yes, yes I did!"

That just "warms" my heart.

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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, I'm Every Woman In This Shop. I Design It, Knit It, Love It, You Get The Picture.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Hello! I'm so glad you found me!

Thank you so much for stopping by Lovely Little Knits today. I hope you find something you can't live without. My philosophy is to create handknit items that are beautiful as well as practical.

Everything you see here is made by myself with true affection for detail and with great respect for my clients. I want everyone to be happy and wear something lovely!

Please visit often; I'll be making something new!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
The product images posted are meant to show each item from as many angles as possible in order to display the most accurate picture before you make a purchase. If you are unsure about anything, please contact me prior to purchase and I’ll happily answer any questions you may have - or send additional images if required.

**Please note that colors can vary slightly from one computer monitor to another. I try to describe and show the color as best as possible for each listing, but please don't hesitate to ask if you're still unsure. I'm here to help you!

In the unlikely event that you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me within 7 days of receipt of the item before leaving feedback. I will do whatever I can to correct any issues you may have. If I am unable to do this, please accept the item as a compliment from me and I will send you a replacement. I want you to be happy!

Thank you!
I accept PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can still use a credit card to checkout through their checkout process. You do not have to open a PayPal account in order to use their services to check out.

I now accept credit and debit cards via Direct checkout as well.

Etsy now offers Gift Cards and I also accept those as well as offering my own Gift Certificates for purchase.

Thank you!
Ready-to-Ship items will be shipped within 1 - 3 business days once payment has cleared.

Items shipped within the continental United States are sent via USPS Priority Mail with automatic Delivery Confirmation. I will send you a Shipping Notification with a Tracking Number once the item has shipped.

International purchases will be shipped via U.S. Airmail with an estimated delivery time of 6 - 10 days. Notification will be sent to each client with a tracking number.

Custom-made or Made-to-Order Items require lead time as each item is handmade by myself. I will quote an estimated production time on each listing so that you can have a better idea when to expect them. If there are any exceptions, I will convo you.

Thanks so much!
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders will be quoted in detail - including final cost and length of time required to make the project. A deposit of 50 percent of the total purchase price will be required at the time of commitment to the project.

Wholesale orders are gratefully welcomed! Please contact me for more info.