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Thanks everyone for your support of our custom knits.  We look forward to 2024 being a great year here at The Knit Tree.   As Sharon Nani, owner, prepares for retirement, she is training her son, Ken to knit the items in the online store, plus the ones that were removed.  Ken is going to take over The Knit Tree and its equipment so we can continue to offer these unique custom knits to our customers. Ken is not new to machine knitting - he earned his high school and college spending money by filling orders back in the 1990's, and has continued to help in maintaining the equipment.  Ken is creative in his own rights with his "Custom Wood and Land Works" business where he falls the timber, prepares the lumber and creates unique wood items and projects: custom storage sheds, fences, decks ect.  So we may add new catagories to this web site when the time arrives.  SO LOOK FORWARD TO ADDING THE CAMO KNITS BACK INTO THE ONLINE STORE THIS YEAR.

Dance ShawlsThe Knit Tree offers Unique Dance Shawls in High Grade Turbo Acrylic. (Note: we had to remove the option of Merino Wool, the distributor has eliminated a lot of the colors). Our Custom Dance Shawls are hand loomed with YOU and YOUR personal Choices in Mind

Traditionally, Dance Shawls have long fringe on all four sides or three sides - leaving the top not fringed. Our dance shawl is three sided with 18" long fringe which has been crochet linked to the main body. The fringe is in the same color as the featured design.

The knit fabric is constructed with a 'slip stitch' on the back side to give non stretch stability to the dance shawl and a jacquard slip stitch on the front side to give the vividness of the design. Laying 'flat', this fabric measures 38" in depth and approximately 60" length (hand to hand) dependent upon the motif and yarn fiber. The 38" depth does not include the 18" length fringe. This jacquard stitch construction fabric is identical to our 2 color Native American Blankets, which are often worn as Robes without the fringe.

Fabric Care: All dance shawls should be hand washed, gently, ~ holding the weight so as not to stretch the fabric so that the fringe does not get tangled in any spinning action. You can use a wide toothed comb to separate and comb your fringe. If you do hand wash, dry by: reshape to the laying flat measurements given above and let dry thoroughly before moving. Again, even though acrylic can be machine washed - spinning action in washing or drying will tangle your fringe. If you have a special setting on your washer or dryer to eliminate the spin cycles, you can machine wash/dry the acrylic dance shawls. (Note: we had to remove the option of Merino Wool, the distributor has eliminated a lot of the colors).

***Each Design is shown once in the page below: Click on the image or its name to go to the product description to see information about the design and to select your color ways for each Basketry Design***