The Etsy Market Maker: Sara of Knitting with Nellie

November 15, 2020

Meet Sara of Knitting with Nellie, she makes modern luxury hand knitted hats.


Introduce yourself and your business.

Hi! My name is Sara. I am from Surrey B.C. Canada and I make knitted hats. I started knitting in March of 2019 and absolutely love it! I started because a good friend of mine was knitting and was creating so many beautiful items that I wanted to give knitting a try. From there, I created Knitting with Nellie. The name Nellie is special to me because my great grandmother was named Nellie. I never meet her but I have the honour of having Nellie as my middle name.

How do you stay creative?

Sometimes to stay creative I have to put my knitting down and do something else. By doing other things I’m able to open my mind to different idea and from there I can create beautiful things.

Is this your full time gig? If not, what is your day job?

Unfortunately its not my fulltime job. However one day I hope it will be. I’m a preschool teacher. I absolutely love my job. I love that I’m able to inspire the next generation of people!

Were you born and raised in the Vancouver area or do you come from afar?

I was born and raised in Richmond. I loved growing up and living there but in 2006 we moved to Surrey. I love living in Surrey and can’t imagine living anywhere else.

What do you wish customers knew about you or your business?

When buying a hat from Knitting with Nellie you are guaranteed to get a unique and special hat. The amazingly soft hand-dyed yarn gives each hat a unique look that will be like no other.

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