The Story of Born & Raised

Born & Raised Knits was founded in the spring of 2015 in Melbourne, Australia by Rachel. After graduating from Parsons the New School for Design in 2014, Rachel struggled to find her place within the fashion industry. She felt there was a huge gap in the market for accessible, contemporary and stylish knitwear for every member of the family. Thus, Born & Raised Knits was founded! Starting as a baby and kidswear brand, B&RK quickly grew into a full lifestyle label. In the summer of August 2017, B&R Knits went into a new venture---producing patterns for knitters!

Designing for the knitter 

Born & Raised Knits now operates exclusively as a knitwear design brand. We no longer create pieces for the family, but design patterns for all the knitters out there to make their own! We specialize in youthful, contemporary designs in a FULL size-inclusive range. You can find all of our patterns here on our website or on our Ravelry page.

indie dyer partnerships

All of our designs feature hand dyed yarns from your favorite indie dyers! We pair up with one or two dyers a month to bring your fabulous patterns AND yarn kits. Interested in collaborating with us? Shoot us an email at

The b&rk team

We've got some pretty cool people working for Born & Raised Knits, keep on reading to learn more about the team!


Tessa learned to knit in 2016 and has not stopped since. Continually inspired by independent dyers and designers, they feel right at home in their role of Coordinator for the Born & Raised Knits team. 

While their wardrobe may be made up of black clothing, they cannot resist a skein of neon, speckled yarn. They can be found lounging around with their two cats, Oskar and Neville Longkitten, regardless of whether they’re knitting. 

- Tessa Eline - Coordinator


"I work as a full-time engineer, I am a self-proclaimed knitting addict, and I am tech editing for independent designers, so my free time has gone from little to even less! But it has been a fun adventure so far, and I am excited for what's to come."

Kristine Mitchell - Tech Editor