whitakerknits

Hand-knitted fashions

Iowa, United States · 1478 Sales

whitakerknits

Hand-knitted fashions

Iowa, United States 1478 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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(669)

Announcement   All items listed in the colors of Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor or Slytherin will match all other items so labeled as they are made with the same yarn. Colors vary in photos due to differences in lighting.

Whitaker Knits must, by law, collect 7% sales tax on all sales in the state of Iowa.

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

All items listed in the colors of Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor or Slytherin will match all other items so labeled as they are made with the same yarn. Colors vary in photos due to differences in lighting.

Whitaker Knits must, by law, collect 7% sales tax on all sales in the state of Iowa.

Winona Whitaker

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Winona Whitaker

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5 out of 5 stars
(669)
gillian3

gillian3 on Jun 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Loving this hat. I wore it all day for my work's 'mad hat day'!

Allison Lesniak

Allison Lesniak on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect. Prompt shipping and great quality.

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About

Stay-at-home Mom

I've been knitting for my family for many years, but Whitaker Knits, the shop, was born out of a need to provide extra income for the Whitaker household while I taught my children at home. In addition to preparing lessons, teaching classes, helping with assignments and grading papers, cleaning, doing laundry, preparing menus and meals, buying groceries and paying bills, I became a small business owner, buying supplies, making product, updating a web page, shipping orders, keeping records.

In the midst of this chaos, I found the relaxing power of knitting. The steady motion is calming. The finished result gives me a sense of accomplishment. The sales give me a sense of being useful to others. I have a purpose.

Today my children are grown and gone, and knitting has become my obsession. My loyal customers keep certain items in demand. I knit in the evenings while watching television. I knit while traveling, but only if I'm not the one driving. I knit while waiting for appointments. It fascinates others, but to me it's a part of who I am. I cannot separate my identity from my yarn.

My needles are my constant companions. I am known for my knitting bags and varied projects. My daughters' former room is now filled with my yarn. I take pride in the knitting jokes in movies and TV shows and from family members. Whitaker Knits isn't really a business. It is me.

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  • Winona Whitaker

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2012
Welcome to Whitaker Knits, a one-person operation in search of a symbiotic relationship. As knitting is relaxing and cathartic, Whitaker Knits produces a vast number of hats and scarves and fingerless mittens that sit in storage. Whitaker Knits is looking for people who can use what it produces. (Whitaker Knits is home to three adorable felines, so its products may not be appropriate for anyone with severe cat allergies.)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Because Whitaker Knits promises prompt shipping, it expects prompt payment. Please mail checks and money orders within 24 hours of placing your order. Paypal is also available. If paying by check or money order, please make them payable to Winona Whitaker.
Shipping
Whitaker Knits will ship items via USPS within 24 hours of receipt of order, contingent on office hours for USPS.
Refunds and Exchanges
Whitaker Knits will refund the cost of a product and postage if you are unhappy with the product. Items must be returned within 30 days to be eligible for refund. The buyer is responsible for return postage. In the case of an exchange, the new item will be shipped at no expense to the buyer (other than the difference in price), but return postage of the original item will be the responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcomed, but sometimes colors available to Whitaker Knits are not exactly what the customer envisions. If you are willing to take the chance, so is Whitaker Knits. Consignment and wholesale requests are also welcome.