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Featured Shop: Katty’s Handcrafts

Nov 3, 2014

by Katty Huertas

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hi, I’m Katty. I live in Miami with my husband and our two cats. I run Katty’s Handcrafts, where I make hand-knitted and crocheted accessories from vegan yarn (yes, I may be the only knitter in Miami!). I also spend my time painting, drawing, taking photos and doing ceramics.

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My knitting addiction began with my grandmother, who used to send me beautiful knitted garments. Once, when she came to visit, she taught me the basics; I’ve been knitting ever since. Knitting makes me feel like I’m part of something larger than me – it’s a tradition that’s been around since humans began to wear clothing.

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I take pride in being a detail-oriented person; even packaging is a big thing for me. One very important thing about my shop is that I don’t use animal materials. I believe deeply that animals are not ours to wear, so I use high-quality acrylic yarn in my work. Every scarf and hat is made with more than just yarn – it also has time, care and thought put into it.

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I’m inspired by Mother Nature’s color combinations and textures. I find every waking moment to be truly inspiring – frankly, I wish I didn’t have to sleep. There are so many great ideas and so little time! One of the very best things about knitting is that you can do it everywhere. I’m always knitting; basically, if I am sitting, I am knitting.

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For me, Etsy is about passion, art and creativity. I’m very grateful for that. My plan for the future? To keep knitting forward!

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All photographs by Katty’s Handcrafts.

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Knit Hooded Scarf with Animal Ears - Knitted Scoodie - Winter Hoodie in Charcoal- Hand Knit Scarf with Hood and Ears | The Pluto Scarf |
Knit Hooded Scarf with Animal Ears - Knitted Scoodie - Winter Hoodie in Charcoal- Hand Knit Scarf with Hood and Ears | The Pluto Scarf |
KattysHandcrafts
$73.00 USD
Cat Ear Knit Hat Beanie - Cat Ears Hat -  Cat Hat - Winter Animal Beanie in Grey - Kitten Beanie with Ears| The Orion Hat |
Cat Ear Knit Hat Beanie - Cat Ears Hat - Cat Hat - Winter Animal Beanie in Grey - Kitten Beanie with Ears| The Orion Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$44.00 USD
Knit Poncho Pattern - Chunky Cable Pattern - Woman's Knit Poncho - Fall Poncho Cape Winter - Women Knitting Pattern | The Janus Cape |
Knit Poncho Pattern - Chunky Cable Pattern - Woman's Knit Poncho - Fall Poncho Cape Winter - Women Knitting Pattern | The Janus Cape |
KattysHandcrafts
$5.50 USD
Chunky Knit Cowl Scarf - Infinity Scarf - Body Wrap with Bubbles in Bright Red - Women's Fall Accessories | The Ophelia Cowl |
Chunky Knit Cowl Scarf - Infinity Scarf - Body Wrap with Bubbles in Bright Red - Women's Fall Accessories | The Ophelia Cowl |
KattysHandcrafts
$90.00 USD
Ready to Ship! Chunky Knit Poncho with Braid - Fall Poncho - Woman's Knit Cape in Orange - Winter Fashion Poncho  | The Janus Cape |
Ready to Ship! Chunky Knit Poncho with Braid - Fall Poncho - Woman's Knit Cape in Orange - Winter Fashion Poncho | The Janus Cape |
KattysHandcrafts
$98.00 USD
Retro Knitted Headband - Ear Warmer & Mini Cowl in Green - Women's Fall Accessories | The Electra Headband |
Retro Knitted Headband - Ear Warmer & Mini Cowl in Green - Women's Fall Accessories | The Electra Headband |
KattysHandcrafts
$25.00 USD
Knit Cat Hat - Cat Ears Hat - Hat with Cat Ears - Gift for Cat Lover - Charcoal and Cream Cat Beanie for Pet Lovers | The Orion Hat |
Knit Cat Hat - Cat Ears Hat - Hat with Cat Ears - Gift for Cat Lover - Charcoal and Cream Cat Beanie for Pet Lovers | The Orion Hat |
KattysHandcrafts
$55.00 USD

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