Episode 029: Meet Canadian Knitwear Designer Amanda Kaffka of The Crafty Jackalope

Today, we are talking with Vancouver, Canada-based knitwear designer, Amanda Kaffka of The Crafty Jackalope.

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.

Join us as we talk about Amanda’s first collection launch, YARN Vol 1.

Links and Things

You can find Amanda at:

Also, Amanda hosts a “Dear Knitter” help column on her website. Anyone can send her a knit, craft, design question through her email: amanda@thecraftyjackalope or through the chat and contact forms on my website, and I answer them weekly.  Here is the link to see the “Dear Knitter” column.

Bestie Bandana

Bestie Bandana

Portobello Cowl v2

Portobello Cowl v2

Dear Knitter, by the Crafty Jackalope

Dear Knitter, by the Crafty Jackalope

The Crafty Jackalope, Vol 01 YARN

The Crafty Jackalope, Vol 01 YARN Cover


We are doing a giveaway for an ebook copy of Amanda’s new collection, YARN Volume 1. Simply enter your info below and we’ll enter you in the giveaway and also subscribe you to our SweetGeorgia updates, so you won’t miss a thing. This time, we’ll give everybody some more time to enter, so we’ll leave this open until October 31, 2016 and then we’ll pick a random winner after that!

This giveaway is now closed

Thanks for Listening!

Thank you so much for joining me again for the podcast! Seriously, I have missed this opportunity to connect with you all over the past many months and I’m very excited to begin again. If you enjoyed this episode or the podcast, I would love for you to share it with your friends. I also appreciate everyone who took the time to make suggestions for me in the podcast survey last year and I read every one of your submissions. I’m hoping I can bring some of your suggested guests to our show as well.

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Music Credits:

The Young and Beautiful – by Ivory Hours
Climbing Clouds – by Jetty Rae (on NoiseTrade)

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About Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

One thought on “Episode 029: Meet Canadian Knitwear Designer Amanda Kaffka of The Crafty Jackalope

  1. Ramona says:

    So great to have the podcast back!

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