Our story


Hi! I’m Dana, the sole maker & designer behind Rough Bark Knits. I make everything in Hamilton, Ontario & love experimenting with fabrics, texture and patterns.

I aim for pieces that are modern, comfortable & flattering on various fits.

I am meticulous about selecting material for each piece & that’s why you’ll find a mix of fabrics – from vegan-friendly acrylic to alpaca and wool blends to luxury merino wool. Each brings something great to the piece it’s used on.

When possible, I source materials from other small businesses – such as our handmade wooden buttons (northern Ontario), leather (Hamilton), suede (Manitoba) & product labels (Mississauga).

I truly love creating knit & crochet wear and am forever grateful to everyone (you!!!) who supports local & handmade slow fashion.