The Sh*t We Knit:
Sh*t That I Knit creates hand-knit beanies out of the highest quality yarn in the world. Our hats are meant to be rocked on the top of a mountain, at an outdoor concert, or while you’re struttin’ your stuff down the street. Our sh*t is made to last and to keep you warm for a long-ass time.
New patterns are written in-house and then sent out to our knittas, comprised of millennial women from all over the United States. This means each product is proudly made in America. Our knittas knit that sh*t up, send it back to us, and are paid a fair wage for their craftsmanship. Knittas who give a sh*t can also choose to give back and donate their payment to charity.
We donate to Alex's Lemonade Stand, a charity that benefits kids with cancer. We recently threw a Knit Knite to kickoff our partnership with them. Seventy-five people showed up to learn how to knit headbands and donated to the amazing cause. Check out a quick vid of the event to see more!
Why do quality materials matter?
Acrylic yarn, the material typically used in mass-produced knitwear, is made out of petroleum. That’s f*cking gasoline. Acrylic yarn's production not only pollutes the environment, it is also itchy as hell. Eff that sh*t. Unfortunately the majority of knitwear on the market is made from this non-renewable material. This needs to change.
We use 100% natural merino wool that come from f*cking adorable Peruvian sheep. Wool insulates body heat, breathes well, and is a renewable resource (meaning those cute li'l sheep just keep growing it). 100% wool garments are made to be loved and meant to be worn forever.
Our pom-poms are made from real fur. Why do we do this? Have you ever seen a fake fur pom-pom get wet? That sh*t’s not pretty. Our fur pom-poms stay dry in snowy climates. Just shake that snow off like T.Swift and you’re good to go. These poms are either from fox, rabbit, or coyote.
These hats are not just for warmth. They're statements. They're fun. They're made to live in. Whatever it is that you do, you can do it wearing our sh*t.
Rewards 'n' Sh*t!
Sex, Drugs & Knitting Shirt OR Our OG Branded T:
Super soft and generally badass, you can start reppin’ your favorite craft in a whole new light.
The Bliss Band:
One of our most beloved items, this Bliss Band is extra warm, extra chill, and oh-so versatile.
The Carlos Cap
The Carlos Cap is a classic beanie for classy dudes (or cool chicks)! Stay warm while looking effortlessly rugged. It's a win-win.
This pom-pom'd hat is sweet, fun, and so cozy it will keep you smiling all day long.
Get yo' cocoa and snuggle up in this beanie après ski (that’s after skiing for you non-cultured folks).
Sometimes you just want what you want. Pick the colors of your favorite sports team, your school, a cool pattern, maybe your name?! We will work together to make you some cool sh*t.
The Knit Party (Boston and San Francisco):
You want to learn to knit? Or are you tired that you’re the only one in your friend group who knows how? Get a knit party for you and nine of your closest friends. We’ll supply the materials, the instruction, and the fun.
The STIK Clique
While our team is growing like crazy, we have a few key members on the team who keep this sh*t going. Christina Fagan, the Chief Knitting Officer, is supported by Katie Fagan, who deals with all the nitty-gritty logistics. Ann organizes sh*t, Casey writes sh*t, and Gretchen takes photos of sh*t. We all like each other.
Now a little bit about our knittas who are making this sh*t. These ladies rule. The group, known as the STIK Clique, support one another in their garment creation and build one another up on a daily basis. Often, what should be just a meet-up to swap yarn turns into a wine night as we all encourage one other’s unique, creative talents. We are all in our 20s and 30s, live in the United States, and share a passion for knitting. Some of the members have even said that they feel like they’ve found their “people.” Okay, the gush fest is now over, but sorry (not sorry) we had to.
Sh*t's Getting Real:
In the past couple of months, Sh*t That I Knit has been gaining momentum and we’re not planning on stopping any time soon. In order to ensure that we keep moving forward, we are inviting you to get on this fast-moving train so that we can continue to produce high-quality knitwear, made right here in the United States by some amazing young women.
Knitting this sh*t is not cheap and that’s why we need just a li'l help to get us going. We don’t want to outsource our labor to a foreign country or stop using premium materials and compromise the integrity of our brand. However, we do need to keep up with demand. A hand-knit garment has a longer manufacturing lead time than a factory-produced garment. We need to build up inventory to stay ahead of the game and that takes capital up-front. Knitwear can also be seasonal and we’d like to be able to deliver garments to our customers when the air is brisk and when snow is still on the ground.
Quality is our brand. We believe that it takes quality people and quality materials to make quality sh*t. Help us show others the importance of a garment made with integrity.
Risks and challenges
With large orders, there is always a considerable amount of manual work to be done--that is, knitting that sh*t. We have the resources (a.k.a. skilled knitters) to handle a major increase in orders, provided that we receive the funding to make this happen. We have already started training a second round of knitters to join the STIK Clique and we will be well prepared for a dramatic increase in production. Indeed, we look forward to it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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