Everyone has a story about how they learned to knit. My earliest memories of working with yarn was learning to “ball” it up for my mother and learning to make pom poms with my grandmother. My mom eventually taught me to knit when I was about six years old and I taught myself to crochet in university. Now my mom is one of my most cherished test knitters!

Bohoknits began in 2007 when I was living in a camper van and traveling across Canada. I knit my way from Ontario to British Columbia, meandering around and exploring the country for months. I sold knitted items at a Christmas market and then began an Etsy shop, but they were so popular I quickly moved on to creating patterns and designs for other knitters and crocheters.

I spent five years designing and working in a yarn shop in Canmore, Alberta where it was so cold that I found myself constantly knitting just to stay warm! It was there that I connected with a fabulous hat company, Ambler Hats. With them, I traveled to Nepal teaching knitting skills to the women there while developing the Bohoknits style.

I have now settled on a homestead in my home province of Ontario where I work at Rosehaven Yarn Shop and continue to design knitting patterns, often collaborating with local shepherds and small companies. I also hand-dye yarn in small batches, but can only keep up with the demand in our LYS. Perhaps one day you will find it online, but in the meantime you can email me for special orders. kelly @ bohoknits.com

Please note: Bohoknits is currently on maternity leave and spending time with our new little one!

Other obsessions of mine include reading, tea drinking, sewing, spinning yarn, treasure hunting and exploring with my puppy, Lois.