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 made-to-order here in the shop and ready-made at select shows and stores. 

Jillian is proud to share her love of knitting with others through 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.

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. 

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 12-year career in the field of Public Health working in areas of chronic disease and cancer prevention, injury prevention, dental, and child & family health.

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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