Jillian Welk is the owner of Cabin + Cove, based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Her work brings a modern appeal to the age-old knitting scene. 


Cabin + Cove offers a collection of knitting patterns that inspires a new breed of knitters looking for on-trend, practical designs. Each pattern is written with the beginner knitter in mind, offering clear instructions and spectacular photography.

Every year, a collection of Cabin + Cove knitwear is available here in the online shop and at select shows and stores. Our knitwear is handmade with meticulous attention to detail, and features modern and classic designs that will last season after season.  

Jillian is proud to share her love of knitting with others through fun, modern knitting workshops in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and beyond. She is committed to giving people of all ages a positive first experience to this craft and has taught hundreds of people of all ages how to knit. Workshops are now on hold until it is safe to meet up again.

Jillian also hosts monthly Sip n' Stitch socials in Kitchener-Waterloo which offer the opportunity for knitters and crocheters of any skill level to come together to meet, mingle and make. These socials will also resume once it is safe to gather again.

Cabin + Cove is also home of The CozyRiot Project - a series of projects where knitters and crocheters create and spread the feeling of cozy and warmth to those in need.  

On top of this, Jillian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters of Science in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo. She has built a successful 13-year career in the field of Public Health working in areas of chronic disease and cancer prevention, injury prevention, dental, child & family health, and covid19 response.

Living in the vibrant Waterloo Region, Jillian spends her days with her two adventurous sons and supportive, loving husband.

For knitting inspo and a behind-the-scenes look at Cabin + Cove, follow Jillian on Insta  


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