about us

Let’s expand the knit community together through teaching, gathering & making.  Together, we can change lives one stitch at a time!

Amanda Kaffka learned to knit on arbutus twigs when she was six and hasn’t looked up since. She has been caught knitting at traffic lights, cafés and beaches, but her backyard is her favorite place to knit alongside her husband and Kitty.  Always knitting, never waiting, you won't catch Amanda without a project or two in her purse!

With a fashion design degree from Ryerson University, she has a passion for knitwear design and teaching. With a no-rules-in-knitting approach but high standards for excellence, Amanda’s passion is to guide students to knit freely with solid technique.
The Crafty Jackalope is the hub for Amanda Kaffka's simple to knit, stunning to wear knit & crochet designs.  Offering an array of knitting/crochet patterns and publications, knit kits (pattern & yarn), LYKKE & ChiaoGoo needles, and accessories, the Crafty Jackalope is a one-stop-shop for all your making needs. 
The Crafty Jackalope's headquarters is located in Vancouver, BC Canada. We ship worldwide; knitting & crochet is such a portable craft, it has no boundaries! And, we offer FREE shipping to US & CANADA!  

New knit kits & patterns are posted often, be sure to visit the TCJ Inspiration Blog to get the newest updates and to be inspired!

Follow @new2uknits to purchase one-of-a-kind beloved knit samples.  This account offers regular updates, daily dose of wisdom, and IGTV videos of the knits up-close and styled.

    If you would like to contact us please email us at: amanda (at) thecraftyjackalope (dot) com or use the live chat and contact forms on the bottom left & right-hand side of the website, or through FB/IG message.  We are always here for you.

    Follow me on Instagram: @amandakaffka or @craftyjackalope or @new2uknits

    We love seeing all TCJ FO's and WIP's, tag either account and use hashtag #shareyourTCJ to be featured on @craftyjackalope