westlakeknits

hand knit headbands, hats, and cowls made in Canada

Toronto, Canada · 917 Sales

westlakeknits

hand knit headbands, hats, and cowls made in Canada

Toronto, Canada 917 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(174)

Announcement   Thanks so much for visiting Westlake to check out my hand knit hats, headbands, cowls, knitting patterns and kits. I'm very excited to have just launched my line of naturally dyed fibres, which combines my love of knitting with my passion for plants. Take a look in the Hand Dyed Yarn shop section!

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

All the best,
Kerri

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 1, 2017

Thanks so much for visiting Westlake to check out my hand knit hats, headbands, cowls, knitting patterns and kits. I'm very excited to have just launched my line of naturally dyed fibres, which combines my love of knitting with my passion for plants. Take a look in the Hand Dyed Yarn shop section!

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

All the best,
Kerri

Kerri Westlake

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Kerri Westlake

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(174)
Rob Wills

Rob Wills on May 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Kerri thank you so much it's a beautiful beanie, I love the style and colour. It's already a favourite, just what I hoped it would be. Kind regards Rob.

meg hamilton

meg hamilton on May 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

just what i wanted--lovely little package in the mail!

Tomas Street

Tomas Street on Apr 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Pleasant, fast, fair, wonderful shop.. Can't wait to use it. thanks

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Updates

Silk scarf naturally dyed with cochineal, as well as madder, marigold, alum, and fresh plant material!

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Display of warm toned yarns at a natural dyeing info session. I love how they all look together! Dyed with sumac, marigold, madder and henna.

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Peach Hand Dyed Yarn, Pure Merino Wool
Peach Hand Dyed Yarn, Pure Merino Wool
$31.36
Quarry Toque in progress. Sand on the needles and Marble all finished up. Classic, comfy and soft, I'm knitting up these hats to get ready for fall!

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About

A Life of Fibre Love

As a child, I spent most of my time dressed in a pioneer costume in my log cabin playhouse in the backyard.  While my friends played with Pogs and Barbies, I’d make ink from lamp black and walnut shells, churn butter and grow wheat. My grandma gave me my first knitting lesson at six. Today, though I’ve tried many other things, from pastry-chefing to painting movie sets, I still find I’m happiest when I’m close to the garden.  When I’m not tending to my edibles and flowers, I have found fulfillment as the creator, designer and knitter behind Westlake. I hand-dye natural-fibre yarns in steaming pots of custom-mixed colour and use skills rooted in tradition to produce thoughtfully-crafted wearables. Inspired by the challenge of a medium seen as old-fashioned, I design simple, chic pieces for the modern wanderer who still has a wool-clad toe in the past.  The soft yarns and muted neutrals and jewel-tones of my colour palette recall nature, enveloping the wearer in the shelter of the garden, even as they step into icy streets.

Please don`t hesitate to get in touch with questions, comments, concerns or custom orders at info[@]westlakeknits.ca or by convo-ing me!

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Shop members

  • Kerri Westlake

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Knitter

    I'm the creator of Westlake Designs, a line of premium hand knits made from natural materials. I design thoughtfully crafted staple pieces for the modern wanderer who needs to keep warm. I love games, karaoke, and crafts of any kind.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 28, 2017
Thanks for your interest in my collection of simple hand knit accessories, naturally dyed yarns, and locally made tools for makers.

I hope that the following sections will answer all of your questions, but if not, please feel free to contact me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept payment via PayPal, credit card and Etsy gift card. If you'd like to discuss another method of payment, please send me a message.

As soon as I receive your payment, I will prepare your Westlake piece to be shipped out to your mailing address.
Shipping
I am the only knitter behind Westlake, so please allow 5 days for me to knit, package and mail out your handmade goods. Thanks in advance for your patience!

In order to ensure that your Westlake piece reaches you safe and sound, each smaller hand knit item comes swathed in a bubble envelope. Larger orders will arrive in sturdy poly-mailers.

I package and ship items through Canada Post's regular air mail service, which means that, once mailed, your Westlake item should reach your door in:

- 2 to 9 business days (within Canada)
- 6 to 14 business days (within the USA)
- 6 to 21 business days (international)

This is the most economical shipping option, and so it unfortunately does not come with a tracking number or delivery guarantee. If your item hasn't arrived within the above timeline, please get in touch.

If you would like your package sent Express (comes with a tracking number and delivery guarantee), please get in touch and I would be happy to send you alternate shipping rates.

Please note that International and US parcels may be subject to customs fees at the border, depending on the country you're in, the value of the item and, well, luck (the process seems to be random). Unfortunately, this is out of my control, and I cannot be responsible for paying the fees. You can find out specific fees and duty free thresholds from your local postal service.

If you live in Toronto as well, feel free to contact me about pick-up options.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for some reason you aren't satisfied with your hand knit Westlake piece, please contact me and I will do my very best to resolve the problem.

If you would like to refund or exchange your Westlake Design, it must not be worn or damaged. As soon as I receive the item, I will refund its cost minus the original shipping charge. Unfortunately I cannot be responsible for covering the shipping charges for returned or exchanged items.

I package my items with care, but if for some reason your Westlake Design was damaged in the mail, contact me as soon as possible to arrange an exchange of the item. Please take a photo of the damaged packaging before opening.

As a small business owner your feedback is very important to me! I would really appreciate the opportunity to make your shopping experience a positive one so please contact me with any concerns before leaving feedback.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do my very best to take pictures that show an item's colour accurately, however colours may appear different on different computer monitors.

Feel free to contact me regarding custom orders, questions, or comments. I'd love to hear from you!

Je parle un peu de français aussi, donc n`hesitez pas de m`addresser en français! Je ferai de mon mieux de répondre en français mais je ne peux pas promettre la grammaire parfait:)

Thanks for reading.

Take care,
Kerri