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I opened my Needles ‘n Purls store because I knit way too many items to possibly wear or give away, and didn’t like the idea that they were stored away in a drawer and not getting any use. Lace-knit pieces are just too pretty not to be seen. My friends suggested I open a store at Etsy and the rest is history.

Most of the yarns I use, are purchased from small, one-batch dye lots, so it’s difficult to do repeats or multiples of any items. I like to think of the pieces for sale on my store as one-of-a kind. All items in the store are ready-to-ship. Custom orders can take up to few weeks to create, depending on our schedule. 

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A little about me:
I love to knit lace, so when I’m not busy as a full-time graphic designer (Maida Design), I can be usually found with knitting needles and yarn in my hands. I’m always amazed at how a lump of yarn transforms into an intricate, lace item after blocking.

Quality Control Supervisor:
Tawny adores yarn, even if she’s not allowed to play with it. She’s always nearby, helping with the knitting, checking over the pattern, or waiting patiently for me to finish the project so she can have puffballs made from the leftover yarn.

Needles ‘n Purls Shop Policies


Processing time
1-2 days.

Estimated shipping times

United States: 1-3 business days.

I’ll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. I ship US Priority mail.

Outside the US.

Shipping outside of the US is expensive and I can’t guarantee a delivery time. I will ship, but want to be upfront that the USPS fees are cost-prohibited for most people. Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I’m not responsible for delays due to customs.


Most shawls are priced by yarn quality. The more expensive the shawl, the higher quality of yarn used. Size is also a consideration as larger sizes use more yarn.

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery. Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery.

Custom orders can’t be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can’t accept returns for custom orders.

Frequently Asked Questions

Care instructions

Most hand-knit, wool or wool blend items do best when hand-washed and laid flat on a towel to dry. Some types of yarn can be machine-washed and dried, but the item shows wear and doesn’t last nearly as long. My recommendation is to always hand-wash.

Are your items ready to ship.

Yes. Everything listed in the store has already been created, washed and blocked, and is packed away in a storage bag, ready to ship. Only custom orders take a few weeks to make.

The colors look different than my monitor showed. Can I return it?

Yes. I can’t cover your return shipping costs, but I will refund (within 30 days of purchase) the purchase price of any items shipped back to me in the same condition I’ve sent them to you in. Monitor color varies and I try to write a description of the actual color to help with this, but there’s nothing more frustrating than buying something that doesn’t match what you were buying it for.