Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication ~ Leonardo Da Vinci
Welcome to Lavender Hill Knits!
My shop started out of my love for beautiful and useful knitting supplies, and a desire to create my own knitting patterns. I get most of my inspiration from architecture (I especially love Frank Lloyd Wright!), nature, travel and history. You'll see elements of all four in the items I create. I love to use natural stones, wood and beach glass for my stitch markers, interesting fabric designs for my bags and architectural elements for my pattern designs. Having lived in three different areas of the country, the Midwest, the South and New England has had a big influence on the patterns I design. Each area is so rich with inspiration! For me, knitting and crochet is all about color and texture. I find that coordinating my bags and stitch markers with my projects makes creating the project more lovely. The feel of cool stones and warm wood with soft fabrics and yarn are beyond heavenly!
My project bags are created from my own designs and I'm always adding new twists to the bags to make them even more useful or beautiful. I love the simplicity of the Japanese Knot style design and find it lends itself perfectly to project bags. The bags are somewhat labor intensive as they have more fabric pieces to cut and sew than traditional two sided zippered or drawstring project bags. The project bags with zippered pockets have 7 different pattern pieces that need to be cut and sewn together, along with the zipper. So the price of my bags are a bit higher than basic rectangular zip bags or drawstring bags due to the extra labor involved. But I think the end result makes for a more interesting and beautiful bag that you will absolutely enjoy using!
I source as many of my supplies as possible from the shops here on Etsy. I believe supporting other Etsy sellers is a great way to support small business. I also purchase supplies locally as much as possible. I'm also thrilled to be able to use all the proceeds from my Warmers for Warriors pattern collection to support Wounded Warriors Project. It's just a small way I can repay the service and sacrifice our military heroes give our country.
I love to create special orders, so if something in my shop sparks an idea that you would like me to make for you, please send me a convo. I can create a special mix of markers or a bag with any of the fabrics shown in my shop. Visit my blog/website for new and different takes on my patterns, www.lavenderhillknits.com There are always new ideas brewing in my shop, so please stop by often!
Thanks so much for visiting my little corner of Etsy!
Every purchase is important to me as well as your satisfaction with both the item you have chosen and the transaction. Patterns are for the instructions on how to make the items shown not for the finished items. Items shown in the photos that are not included with the listed item are stated in the listing. Patterns are only available in English.
Everything in my shop is handcrafted with great care in a smoke-free, pet-free environment. Each item comes wrapped beautifully so you feel you are purchasing something really special, and you are!!
Please review my policies before you buy and email me if you have any questions or requests!
Thanks for shopping at Lavender Hill Knits!
Accepted payment methods
Your immediate payment is very much appreciated so I can ship out your item as soon as possible.
Once your payment is confirmed, I will email you with a ship date.
I take great care in packaging all items for shipping. I want the item you have carefully chosen to arrive in perfect condition.
USA SHIPMENTS: All items ship via USPS First Class Mail. All packages are shipped with delivery confirmation and once the carrier marks the package as delivered I will assume that you received your purchase. If your package is marked as delivered in the tracking details and you didn't receive it, please check with your mail carrier or local post office. I do not give refunds for packages shipped to an apartment building if they are marked as delivered. Ask me about adding signature confirmation to your shipping if you live in an apartment building.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS: Will be shipped First Class International. International orders shipped via First Class International now have tracking and delivery confirmation. Delivery can take about 6-14 business days, sometimes longer depending on customs. BUYERS are responsible for any customs, taxes, duties, etc. Stitch markers are only shipped internationally as an add-on item with the purchase of another larger item such as a project bag, slipper soles, etc. Please convo me prior to purchasing them.
Returns and exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
PLEASE read through all listings carefully to know what you are buying. I do my best to accurately represent each item. REFUNDS FOR PDF PATTERN FILES WILL NOT BE GIVEN ONCE THE FILE(S) ARE DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED, no exceptions. Please notice that patterns are for the instructions to make the item, not for the finished item, and ALL PATTERNS ARE WRITTEN IN ENGLISH ONLY.
Lost items: Refunds will not be given for packages delivered to apartment buildings if delivery confirmation shows that the item was delivered.
Additional policies and FAQs
6mm = 1/4"
8mm = 5/16"
10mm = 3/8"
13mm = 1/2"
15-16mm = 5/8"
PATTERNS: all my patterns are written in English. I do not provide translation of knitting instructions to other languages.
GIFTS PURCHASES: I am happy to send your purchase as a gift to another address, please be sure to add the correct shipping upon checkout by choosing the country your gift is being sent. I will also wrap your gift and include a gift card with a personalized message from you if you wish. Just convo me with your message or leave a note in the "notes to seller" section at checkout.