Jillian Welk is the owner of Cabin + Cove, based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.


Hello! I'm delighted you are here!


I learned to knit in my early 20s. My first few projects were all too small and completely full of holes. After overcoming the initial learning curve, I started cranking out knits like crazy.

I love crafts with a modern twist. I love the coziness of chunky knitwear. I love that I can be productive while also hanging out with my husband watching movies on a Friday night (#80atheart). 

When my first little love was born, I became obsessed with making baby hats. I soon opened an Etsy shop and for a number of years I had the pleasure of knitting for newborn photographers worldwide. 

In an effort to inspire more people to enjoy this craft, I opened Cabin + Cove. 

Cabin + Cove offers a collection of knitting patterns that inspires a new breed of knitters looking for on-trend, practical designs that are also easy to make. 

Each year, a collection of Cabin + Cove knitwear is available made-to-order here in the shop and ready-made at select markets and shows.

I'm proud to share my love of knitting with others through modern knitting workshops with the commitment of giving people of all ages a positive first experience to this craft. 

I host monthly Sip n' Stitch socials in the Kitchener-Waterloo area which offer the opportunity for knitters and crocheters of any skill level to come together to meet, mingle and make.  

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

On top of this, I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters of Science in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo. I've built a a successful 10-year career in the field of Public Health working in areas of chronic disease and cancer prevention, injury prevention and child and family health. 

Living in the vibrant Waterloo Region, I spend my days with my two adventurous sons and supportive, loving husband.

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