Knitting is a generational story. Techniques that have been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. Ancient secrets are hidden in each piece’s unique stitch structure. I’m going to fill you in on this piece’s secrets and the special design journey it takes to become the heirloom you’ll receive.
Hand Knit Star Lace Shrug - Classic Sleeve
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- Hand Knit Star Lace Wedding Shrug
- Sustainable Certified Stretch Cashmere
- Soft, lightweight, and comfortable
- Made by hand in our Indiana studio.
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- Scroll down to read about this piece’s loving journey.
Inspired by start light and the observable universe, this stitch is a form of Estonian Lace. This is the stitch that Esther chose for her own wedding dress.
Esther spends time sketching and experimenting with stitches. She'll normally knit 10 different swatch variations before finalizing a pattern. Once defined, we move onto yarn.
Stretch Cashmere–made from 76% Cashmere, 21% Nylon, 3% Lycra. We chose this yarn because of its luxuriously soft hand-feel, it's warmth, and its non-itchy cuddly texture.
This shrug is hand knitted in our Indiana Studio. This piece takes a full 3-5 days to knit. Each and every stitch moves from one needle to the other one by one, stitch by stitch, - A beautiful slow process of growing a sky one star at a time.
Once the last stitch is stitched, we start a finishing process that is called blocking. Before the shrug is sewn, the knit is stretched out flat and pinned to the shape of its pattern using hundreds of tiny, little silk pins and steamed. This makes the finished yarn softer and locks each stitch in place, so it does not warp when wearing.
The seams are sewn together in a process called linking. This is done with a tiny crochet hook, looping each stitch one at a time & matching fashion marks together, to create thin, strong seams.
The final step in this journey is a signature.
Our garments are family heirlooms and their packaging needs to keep them safe. Our packaging are custom made cedar boxes – protective ecosystems that safeguard your shrug from the gravity of hangers, hungry moths, and the aging effects of time.
Made by local woodworker, Dustin Case. He makes the boxes in his Indiana studio using cedar wood certified by the Forrest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Inside each box are step by step instructions for how to care for your shrug. We believe that sharing how to properly care for your clothing is a form of love. A special kind of inheritance that you can pass on to future generations.
Thank you for following along on your piece’s creative journey! My hope is that the warmth that we whisper in each hand-crafted stitch, keeps you feeling loved and beautiful the day of your wedding.
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