thespinninghand

Knitting kits and handmade treasures

New York, United States | 505 Sales

thespinninghand

Knitting kits and handmade treasures

New York, United States 505 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Welcome to thespinninghand! Here you'll find knitting and crochet kits for the creative type who appreciates fine quality materials - but doesn't want to break the bank! Our beautiful destash yarn is priced below retail and is lovingly stored in our animal-free, smoke-free home.
Be sure to visit http://eepurl.com/bMFXVb for a 20% discount code on all orders!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 25, 2018

Welcome to thespinninghand! Here you'll find knitting and crochet kits for the creative type who appreciates fine quality materials - but doesn't want to break the bank! Our beautiful destash yarn is priced below retail and is lovingly stored in our animal-free, smoke-free home.
Be sure to visit http://eepurl.com/bMFXVb for a 20% discount code on all orders!

Kari Capone

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Kari Capone

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About

Simply gorgeous knitting

The seeds of my business were actually planted years ago, when I was first “learning to knit” (I use the term loosely!)
My great-aunt provided the bright teal Red Heart acrylic yarn and the sticky plastic needles.
I managed to make a slip knot without too much difficulty. But I was immediately stuck on the long-tail cast-on.
Aunt Mary couldn’t slow down the movements, ingrained as they were in her muscle memory. She finally took pity on me and cast on so I could learn the knit stitch.
“Awkward” doesn’t begin to describe my early attempts.
My elbows stuck out at unnatural angles. My tongue crept out as I concentrated. Inexplicably, my right angle flexed, as though that would help me catch the stubborn loops of yarn.
During the plane ride from Florida to New York (this was before 9/11 and knitting on the plane was no big deal) I tried to knit without bumping into the drink cart or the other passengers.
At home – this was before YouTube! – I tried to learn from esoteric black-and-white illustrations at the back of old knitting books and magazines.
It wasn’t until I was pregnant with my son that I decided I MUST learn to make a baby sweater. A woman at church took pity on me and showed me how to purl. (Yes, I had been working in garter stitch only for over two years.)
It’s my vision to save you the hours, and weeks, even years – if you’re a slow learner like I am – of confusion and frustration that I’d experienced. Since 2008 I’ve taught hundreds of children and adults the pleasures of knitting. From all walks of life, no matter their previous experience, they are able to master the basics in under an hour.
With Kari’s Kits, you can experience and enjoy the same mastery (even if you don’t live close enough to stop by and join me for some coffee.)

To join the Kari’s Kits Facebook VIP group: https://facebook.com/groups/kariskits
E-mail her directly: kari [!at] kariskits.com
Website: https://kariskits.com
Follow on Instagram: @kariskits

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  • Kari Capone

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    Kari learned to knit in the year 2000, because she wanted to be cool like Julia Roberts. She learned to purl in the year 2002, because she was tired of garter stitch and wanted to make a cute baby sweater for her son (who is now 15.)

Shop policies

Last updated on May 14, 2017
Welcome! This is where your knitting dreams come true.
Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Check out our beginning kit collection and join our Facebook group for lots of support and free patterns!
Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind gift? My specialty is bringing your vision to life. I've knit sweater coats; nautical theme baby blankets; Christmas stockings just like Grandma made; and rainbow crocheted frogs 🐸 (that was a long time ago).
Do you have a suggestion for a new kit? Send me a convo! If we use your idea you'll receive credit and a free kit!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Discover
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  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
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  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be delighted with your purchase. If you have any questions or concerns, send me a convo and you'll receive a reply right away. I offer full refunds (or store credit if you prefer) and you will enjoy a hassle free experience.
Payment
We accept PayPal.
Shipping
I normally use the US Post Office. Shipping in the US is free! Expedited shipping is available for any product.
I ❤️ international customers and charge exact shipping.