Now this topic has got me wondering.... What would you call something that may not suit the purist level of "handmade" but it is also not mass produced by big machines in a factory somewhere?
I may be the only one, but unless you got some uber fancy computerized knitting machine that required little to no help in the operation... I would still consider the scarfs to be handcrafted or even handmade... While I do not machine knit, I have noticed some of the machines require much more help in operation, from a living being, than one would think... I may be totally wrong on this one, but in my brain I've always thought of machine knitting as sort of like weaving, in theory at least... lol
I've noticed many mass produced objects that liberally use the terms "handmade", so I'm not going to knock something as being "handmade" when it is quite possible that the creator did a much more hands on approach than any big factory has ever done...
As far as the term "hand knitted" goes... I have also noticed many big companies liberally using that term... Though I am far from an expert knitter, it has always been my understanding that hand knitted applied to the use of two needles or circulars... In the end I think a lot more feathers would be ruffled if the term "hand knitted" was used vs. "handmade"
but that is all just IMHO