Despite the readymade, machine knitted sweaters available in the market, there’s a vintage attraction to hand-knitted sweaters. And when it comes to babies, well, there’s nothing quite like it! Wondering where you can get the best hand-knitted sweaters in Lucknow? Check out the list:
Swabhiman by Ehsaas, Gomti Nagar
Ehsaas is a National Award-winning NGO based in Lucknow. Under their Swabhiman initiative, they skill women and youth in knitting and stitching to provide sustainable means of livelihood to them. You can shop for a range of hand-knitted sweaters, stoles and shawls for all age groups. Their woollen booties for babies are super cute, as are their woollen crochet dresses for little girls. You can even place customised orders with them. Their fine workmanship will definitely leave you impressed.
Price range: Starting at ₹150
Contact: Whatsapp on 80520 03103
Timings: 11 am to 6 pm
Location: Ehsaas, F2 Virat Khand, Near Training Research Institute, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Manjusha Sweaters, New Hyderabad
Anyone who has lived in Lucknow for more than a decade knows Manjusha Boutique for its hand knitted sweaters, started by veteran actor Manjusha Taneja, 48 years ago. An expansive facility with over 350 ladies working for them, Majusha Boutique has grown leaps and bounds. You will find all things handknitted in the boutique, from baby woollens to scarves, adults’ sweaters both men and women to smart kurtas. The items are available in all sizes, colour, designs.
Price range: ₹150 to ₹2500
Timing: Monday to Saturday – 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday – 10 am to 1 pm
Contact: 99368 72720, 94150 11371, 8840596258
Location: 425/11, Birbal Sahani Marg, Kala Kankar Colony, New Hyderabad, Nishat Ganj, Lucknow
Excello Boutique, Kanpur Road
A 25-year-old boutique by Ratan Verma, Excello has around 100 ladies working for them. The boutique started when Ratan Verma saw a number of needy and talented women with potential, and gave them a platform to use their creativity and earn a little something. They can customise your pieces or you can pick from ready sweaters from the boutique, which is well-stocked. They use only good quality Vardaman wool for their products. If you are unable to visit the boutique, they can assist you with shopping via video call. Place the orders right away by making the payment online and get the products delivered.
Price range: Starting at ₹100
Timing: 12 noon to 4 pm
Contact: 88405 82256
Location: H2/39, Sector D, LDA Colony, Near Piccadilly Hotel, Kanpur Road
Arti’s Knitwear, Mahanagar
Arti Sahai runs a hand-knitted woollens’ boutique from home in Mahanagar. Good quality, variety in designs and sizes is their hallmark. You can find everything here from sweaters for men and women, baby sets, mufflers and caps. Do check out their cute sweaters for kids! They take orders to customise only during summers.
Price range: Starting at ₹500
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Contact: 97938 26555
Location: C 13, H -Park Mahanagar Extension, behind Neera Hospital, Lucknow
Treat yourself to hand knitted woollens that combine style and comfort with craftsmanship from Cozy Crafts. You can place orders via their Instagram and Facebook page, and get customized sweaters, mufflers, ear warmers, shawls, and other woollen items for all ages in any design or colour of your choice! You can buy blankets from them as well. They also provide national and international shipping service, so you can easily send hand knitted woollens to your family or friends living in India and other countries.
Price range: ₹1800 for sweaters, ₹1100 for mufflers, ₹500 for caps and ₹3000 for blankets
Contact: 94153 13597
Durgesh Boutique, Alambagh
Run by Durgesh Kumari, this is a 19-year-old boutique from where you can buy hand-knitted sweaters, or get your sweaters customised. You have a lot of variety to choose from in the store but in case you wish to get your stuff customised then you need to place your order in advance during the winter season.
Price range: Making charges ₹250 per 100 gm
Location: 566/527, Jai Prakash Nagar, Madhuban Nagar, Alambagh, Lucknow
Creative Handmade Sweaters / Homestory
An online store based in Lucknow, Creative Handmade Sweaters is on Facebook by the same name. They specialise in kids sweaters, and have a great variety of baby sets and sweaters for kids. They also do adults’ hand-knitted sweaters and customisations in size and colour are also welcome. They will be happy to assist you with shopping via Whatsapp.
Price range: Starting at ₹500
Contact: 98899 88959
Mansi Boutique, Arjun Ganj
Another work-from-home venture, the hand-knitted sweaters at Mansi Boutique are sourced by skilled weavers from the hills. While they have a good range of hand knitted sweaters for the ladies, their baby sets are most in demand. Their half-cardigans for women also do very well, and they have a well-stocked selection of sweater for children of all age groups. They will be happy to assist you with Whatsapp selection as well as in-store shopping.
Price range: Starting at ₹350
Contact: 94506 69871
Location: Robert Lines, Arjunganj, Lucknow