Handknit Sweaters for Babies and Kids

Washington, D.C. 137 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Handknit Sweaters for Babies and Kids

Washington, D.C. | 137 Sales


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About YellowHouseKnits

Sales 137
On Etsy since 2009

Heirloom Hand Knits for Babies and Kids

My grandmother taught me how to knit when I was a little girl. I remember very distinctly my first endeavor: a purple pillow, knit in a checkerboard pattern with low-quality, scratchy acrylic yarn. No surprise that I never finished it. Fast forward about 20 years, and I found myself in graduate school drooling over the gorgeous fibers in the window of my local yarn shop. I took one lesson, and everything I’d learned when I was young came right back to me. I started knitting like crazy, and a dozen years later I still haven’t stopped.

Although I tried to knit sweaters for myself, I realized quickly that adult sweaters aren’t well suited to my short attention span. But baby sweaters are perfect! I love the tiny little shapes, exuberant colors, and bold patterns. I delight in coming up with new design ideas and then selecting exactly the right yarn, buttons, and embellishments to bring the sweater to life. Seeing kids wearing my sweaters is one of the greatest compliments. My goal is to create a treasured heirloom for your baby that celebrates the joys of childhood today and, years from now, reminds you of special times with your little one.

Warmest wishes,

Shop members

  • Stefanie


    Knitter, Designer, Orderer, Packer, Shipper, Marketer, and more!

  • Arrow


    As much as she wishes she could help, Arrow does not knit yet.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 20, 2015
Welcome to Yellow House Knits! All of my sweaters are handknit in my little yellow house in Washington, D.C. I hope you find just what you’re looking for.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
Your satisfaction is my number one priority! If you are unhappy with your purchase, please convo me and we will work together to fix it. I will accept returns within 10 days provided that the item is in new, unworn condition. Shipping for returns is at the buyer’s expense.
I accept PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout. You can also use a credit card through PayPal even if you don't have a PayPal account.
All in-stock items ship within two business days. I ship UPS or FedEx for all domestic orders.

International orders are shipped via the U.S. Postal Service. Please let me know if you would prefer UPS or FedEx shipping at an additional charge. International buyers are responsible for any and all customs charges, taxes, and other fees required by your country of residence.
Additional policies and FAQs
Current Turnaround Time on Knit-To-Order Sweaters
The current turnaround time on knit-to-order sweaters is approximately 4 to 5 weeks for individual sweater orders (larger orders may require additional time). I apologize for the delay--I'm knitting as fast as I can to keep up with demand! If you have already placed your order and need to cancel due to the turnaround time, please let me know within 24 hours; if I have already started to work on your sweater, I may not be able to issue a full refund for cancelled orders.

Clients waiting on previously placed orders should refer to the turnaround time quoted at the time of order (see the note to buyer on your Etsy invoice). If you need a sweater in less time, please see the Ready to Ship sections for sweaters that are in stock and will ship promptly.

Materials and Care Instructions
All sweaters are made of the softest merino wool. They should be handwashed and dried flat.

A Word About Colors
Please remember that computer monitors display colors differently. I try to make the color descriptions as vivid as possible so you know what to expect, but I cannot guarantee that the sweater you receive will be exactly the same as what you see on your screen. If you’d like to receive color samples before you purchase a sweater, please convo me.

Special Orders
If you’d like to see a sweater in a different size, color palette, or style (cardigan, crewneck, v-neck), or if you have an idea for something totally different, convo me. Additional charges may apply.

Gift Wrap
Please let me know if you would like me to gift wrap your item.

My home is smoke free. All sweaters are handwashed prior to shipping. For those with pet allergies, please be aware that I have a dog, who does not help me knit (much as she would like to) but is present in the room where I do most of my work.