about us

Let’s expand the fiber community together through sparkles, gathering & making.  Together, we can change lives and bling joy 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, sparkles, and offering uniquely creative knit/crochet kits.
The Crafty Jackalope has become the hub for all things sparkle.  With a love glitter, sparkle, bling, and sequins, Amanda loves knitbling and makbling projects that include a little (or a lot) of sequin magic. 
The TCJ offers 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.
And, did you know, Amanda knits for the movie and TV industry? You can spot her work on shows like Fire Fly Lane, So Help me Todd, Can I get a Witness, Spiderwick Chronicles.
The Crafty Jackalope's headquarters is located in Vancouver, BC Canada. We do not have a brick and mortar shop, but we ship worldwide; knitting & crochet is such a portable craft, it has no boundaries! 

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. 

    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