Karlynn Knits

American Made Since 2003

Karlynn vanDiggelen

Walnut Creek, California
Made in America. Hand Knit in America. Knitting is my passion. There is satisfaction in creating something for someone to enjoy. Simple pleasure.

Tell us about your business.

My business is hands on. It is me. My work is custom. I take pride in my creativity in designing hand-knit baby booties, adult slippers and baby knits. This all started with a knitting ministry at church. For the past 10 years, the women in the ministry, have been getting together every Tuesday night making hand-knit baby ensembles for single mothers all donated yarn and all donated time. Each year in Feburary we put together not only the hand-knit items, we include all store bought items needed for a newborn. (Diaper bag, diapers, clothing, feeding bottles, etc.) We make over 100 of the gift packages every year. Each gift bag has a hand knit, baby sweater, hat, blanket. Anyway, besides all the donated knitting, I decided to start making my own knitting items for sale. Since the baby items are sweet, and the gratification is of making them is almost instant. That's why I make the booties and slippers.

What makes your business stand out?

The creativity of my hand-knit items.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Don't ever give up.

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