TheKnittyContessa

Hand Knit Sweaters Shrugs Shawls

Brooklyn, New York · 142 Sales

TheKnittyContessa

Hand Knit Sweaters Shrugs Shawls

Brooklyn, New York 142 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(43)

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KD

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Announcement   On trend, sophisticated knitwear made with luxury fibers. Original artisan crafted hand knit and crocheted sweaters, scarfs, shawls, ponchos, cardigans, hats, gloves, mittens, and all things handcrafted for fashion lovers. Silk, mohair, camel hair, angora, merino wool, recycled cotton - I seek out unique yarns of the highest quality from around the globe. Their colors, textures and stories of where they came from fascinate and inspire me.

Everything I make is an original unique design, many one offs, artisanally handcrafted by me in Brooklyn, NY. Each and every one of them is filled with love and remains distinctive and unique.

Just like you.

My 100% Money Back Guarantee: If someone doesn't tell you within 30 days how amazing or cute or wonderful you look in my knitwear - return it. I don't want you to pay for anything I knit that doesn't absolutely make you look and feel awesome!

Sign up for my newsletter to get Knitty news and see the new knits I'm creating! http://eepurl.com/cjNRuY

Much love, hugs and thanks,
Karen
XOXO

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Last updated on Oct 12, 2016

On trend, sophisticated knitwear made with luxury fibers. Original artisan crafted hand knit and crocheted sweaters, scarfs, shawls, ponchos, cardigans, hats, gloves, mittens, and all things handcrafted for fashion lovers. Silk, mohair, camel hair, angora, merino wool, recycled cotton - I seek out unique yarns of the highest quality from around the globe. Their colors, textures and stories of where they came from fascinate and inspire me.

Everything I make is an original unique design, many one offs, artisanally handcrafted by me in Brooklyn, NY. Each and every one of them is filled with love and remains distinctive and unique.

Just like you.

My 100% Money Back Guarantee: If someone doesn't tell you within 30 days how amazing or cute or wonderful you look in my knitwear - return it. I don't want you to pay for anything I knit that doesn't absolutely make you look and feel awesome!

Sign up for my newsletter to get Knitty news and see the new knits I'm creating! http://eepurl.com/cjNRuY

Much love, hugs and thanks,
Karen
XOXO

KD

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KD

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(43)
janhrabec

janhrabec on Jan 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love this sweater. It's light as a feather but warm at the same time. The yarn has a lovely sheen to it. All in all, a great purchase!

jul3018

jul3018 on Dec 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Another fabulous piece from Karen! Everything she does is so beautifully and carefully knitted. Amazing. She is also so great to work with and quickly responds to any questions or concerns. She truly cares. I highly recommend any of her lovely items. You will not be disappointed!! Everything I have ordered is even better in person. Top notch! Quick to ship, and nicely packaged.

jul3018

jul3018 on Dec 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wow!! Incredible. I love it!! So stylish and unique. Quality is excellent. Not my first piece from Karen and I love this as much as the first. She is awesome to work with and shipped out right away!! Perfection in every aspect!! Nice packaging and kind handwritten note!

jul3018

jul3018 on Dec 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This sweater is absolutely fabulous. It is so beautifully done!! Perfect!! Color is gorgeous and so soft. Even better in person. Karen is a delight to work with. So helpful and quick to respond to any questions. Also shipped out the next day. Lovely packaging and nice personal note. Already have ordered 2 more things from her. I highly recommend anything from this shop and Karen. Top notch experience!!

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About

about me. but really about inspiration.

“Knit one, purl two,
this sweater, my darling's for you”

My grandma Carmela's very favorite place was the yarn store. She'd take me there by the hand when I was a little girl and I'd stare wide-eyed at all those balls of color - they were like boxes of colorful crayons come to life!

My grandma would carefully scrutinize the yarns inch by inch, her fingers sifting through, examining the yarns, touching, squeezing, feeling textures, as she sought out perfect colors and quality. Sometimes she’d argue with the shop owner about his yarns because she was so selective about making sure she had only the finest material to create her clothes!

Then back at home she'd take out her knitting needles and without so much as a glance at a pattern, from pure nothing create the most perfectly fitting sweater, hat, scarf or mittens, pants, coats, softly singing ““Knit one, purl two, this sweater, my darling's for you”

... and giggle with delight when she saw my face light up as her creations took life.

They were hand made one-of-a-kind items you’d swear commanded hundreds and hundreds of dollars if you found them in the finest, most exclusive boutiques.

I loved my grandma so much! I wanted to do everything she did, so she taught me her secrets. I was five years old when she’d sit me sat on her lap as she knitted, and without realizing it at the time, I was discovering her personal techniques, her artisan tradition, that one day would inspire my hands.

Sadly, she passed away years ago. She left me her crochet hooks, knitting needles and hairpin lace loom. One day I picked up her knitting needles. Suddenly I felt she was there in the room, watching me over my shoulder, softly singing, “Knit one, purl two...”.

Grandma Carmela would be so proud of me today and honored if you'd consider my etsy shop as your personal closet of precious scarves, sweaters, hats, shrugs, ponchos and gloves... all made of the finest yarns, all original designs, all touched by grandma Carmela’s tradition. For whenever you want to feel cozy on the inside, and look amazing on the outside.

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Shop policies

Last updated on November 18, 2015
I make everything by hand. Learned it all at the knee of my grandmom as a little girl in Brooklyn, NYC. I was fascinated by how she seemed to make clothes out of thin air!

Ever since then my hands have been touched by hers.

And so I know you'll love my designs. In fact, if no one tells you how absolutely amazing you look wearing my knitwear, return it to me within 30 days. That's my guarantee.

Much love,
Karen
XOXO

P..S. Do you have an idea for something unique and custom made? I can help you with that. Give me a holler.

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Payment
I accept Credit Cards, Debit Cards via PayPal in US Dollars.

You don't need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal. You can use your credit or debit card. Here's what to do:

1. Choose the PayPal Option during checkout.
2. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button.
3. On the right hand side of the next page you'll see 2 options, the 2nd one is to pay using a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.
4. Payment has to be made in full and cleared before the item is shipped, OK? That doesn't usually take long.

If you're having any issues with PayPal, don't hesitate to contact me. I'll assist you in anyway I can. It's what I'm here for when I'm not knitting.
Shipping
Unless otherwise noted, your order is shipped within 3 - 5 business days. Domestic orders are sent through USPS first class or priority mail with a tracking number and delivery confirmation when available. Typically, you'll receive it within a week of placing your order. If you would like to have it insured, or sent overnight - convo me before purchasing to discuss any additional shipping fees. I can't be held responsible for any lost or stolen packages.

International orders are sent First Class International. If you would like it send Priority, Global Express, or with insurance, please convo me before purchasing.
Packages are occasionally delayed by customs, this is out of my control. Please factor this into the delivery time.

Unless you get in touch with me to use a different address, your item will be shipped to the address provided by Etsy. I am not responsible for items not received due to an incorrect address.
Refunds and Exchanges
My 100% Money Back Guarantee: If someone doesn't tell you within 30 days how amazing you look in my knitwear - return it! I don't want you to pay for anything I make that doesn't absolutely make you look awesome!

Send it back to me (postmarked within that 30 day time period please) in the same condition you got it (unworn, no stains, no rips, snags, odors, you get the idea).

And I'll refund your purchase 100% (except for any shipping/handling. This does not include clearance/sale or custom orders*).

No questions asked but I do ask that you convo me first so I know to expect your return. Please let me know the reason you're returning it. If it's something I didn't get quite right, I want to know about it so I can improve on what I do. I consider you telling me the reason as you doing me favor so I promise there won't be any hard feelings and we'll still be friends.

It's because I want you to be deliriously happy with your purchase. Not just "happy." Deliriously. Happy. If you're not happy I don't want you to feel stuck with anything of mine. I wouldn't be happy with that either.

(*Custom orders I can't take back because you wanted it made a certain way just for you, but if somehow, something's wrong with it, yes, I'll take care of it, of course.)
Additional policies and FAQs
Because I hate spam too - ANY information you give me about you, like your name, email, address, is kept 100% confidential and will never be sold, leased, traded, rented, bartered, divulged, given, to anyone.

AND FINALLY my darlings...

If you can send me a photo of yourself wearing what you got from me, I would SO love to see it!

Hugs and thanks,

Karen