MoonandSixpenceKnits

Because everyone deserves the luxury of handknits!

Los Angeles, California | 146 Sales

MoonandSixpenceKnits

Because everyone deserves the luxury of handknits!

Los Angeles, California 146 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   From now until June 15th, all items are 25% off with $5 USPS Priority Mail shipping within the US!! All printed patterns are mailed free. Help us clear some room for some exciting new patterns and handknits! And thank you for continuing to support Moon & Sixpence Knits!

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Last updated on May 18, 2018

From now until June 15th, all items are 25% off with $5 USPS Priority Mail shipping within the US!! All printed patterns are mailed free. Help us clear some room for some exciting new patterns and handknits! And thank you for continuing to support Moon & Sixpence Knits!

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Classic, colorful hand-knits for everyone!

The name of my shop comes from the title of a Somerset Maugham novel, *The Moon and Sixpence*, which is very loosely based on artist Paul Gaugain's life in Tahiti. The title is never entirely explained in the book itself but Maugham wrote later in life that "If you look on the ground in search of a sixpence, you don't look up, and so miss the moon." The name reminds me not to take the small irritations of life so seriously and to never forget the importance of simple beauty and awe.

MY OTHER SHOP

I also run a small cross-stitch company called Wordsmith Designs. If you are interested in cross stitch based on literary themes, please check out my shop at wordsmithdesigns.etsy.com. Thank you.

Shop members

  • Kate Lonsdale

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Knitter Extraordinaire

    My name is Kate Lonsdale and I am Moon & Sixpence’s chief designer, knitter, spinner of yarn and yarns, and jill-of-all-trades. I have been knitting and doing almost all forms of needlework since I was a child, but several years ago, the "knitting

Shop policies

Last updated on December 22, 2012
Welcome to Moon and Sixpence Knits!

Thank you for looking at my designs and supporting the arts-and-crafts community. My hand-knit accessories are stylish, but also often a little funky and fun.

Please convo me if you have any special requests or custom orders.

ABOUT THE NAME "MOON & SIXPENCE"

The name of my shop comes from the title of a Somerset Maugham novel, *The Moon and Sixpence*, which is very loosely based on the artist Paul Gaugain's life in Tahiti. The title is never really explained in the book itself but Maugham wrote later in life that "If you look on the ground in search of a sixpence, you don't look up, and so miss the moon." The name reminds me not to take the small irritations of life so seriously and to never forget the lesson of simple beauty and awe.

My favorite quote from the novel is: "Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world." Sounds like the perfect quote for hand-crafters everywhere!

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Returns and exchanges
As a newbie on Etsy, customer satisfaction and positive word-of-mouth are very important to me. I endeavor to insure the highest quality with all my hand-knits and to provide photos and descriptions that depict my knitted items accurately.

In the unlikely event you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me immediately. I will make every effort to resolve the problem.

Therefore, I WILL GLADLY ACCEPT REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES of all hand-knits within 30 days for all items in good (unused) condition. In the case of refunds and exchanges, the buyer is responsible for shipping costs.

Because of copyright issues, there are no refunds on patterns.
Payment
I accept PayPal and Direct Checkout. Payment is expected within 48 hours of order placement, unless you have made prior arrangements with me for other terms. If payment is not received within 48 hours, the order may be cancelled and the item relisted.

Note: a 9.25% sales tax will be charged on all orders shipped to a California mailing address.
Shipping
I will ship all orders within three business days after receipt of payment. Unless you make other arrangements with me, I ship all orders within the U.S. by USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation.

The only exception are printed patterns, which are sent by USPS First Class Mail unless you make other arrangements with me.

EXPEDITED SHIPPING:
If you would like to arrange for expedited shipping such as USPS Express shipping, please contact me at the time of placing your order and specify the method desired. I will happily arrange for a custom listing for any additional postage.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
I am happy to send my items to any country in the world which allows them through customs. For international orders, I ship via USPS First Class. International packages generally take 2-3 weeks to arrive (this estimate is not exact and arrival times can vary from country to country depending on mail service and customs policies of each country).

The buyer is responsible for any additional customs or shipping fees charged by each individual country. ln order to comply with US customs regulations, I must declare all orders as purchases.

INSURANCE:
I will gladly arrange for shipping insurance if you contact me at the time of placing your order and arrange for additional payment.

Convo me if you'd like to use any other method of shipping or delivery. If possible, I am always interested in saving my customers some postage and using planet-friendly packaging options.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS AND DESIGNS:
I gladly accept custom orders. Almost all of my knitted items can be custom-tailored to meet your needs. If you would like another color, size, length, whatever, please convo me to make arrangements. Most custom orders take about a week to fill, however some may take longer. I will provide an estimated time of completion.

I am also an experienced hand-knits pattern writer and technical editor, so if you would like a pattern written expressly for you or have a particular design concept in mind, please convo me with the details.