The Story of Idaho Stitched


Hello friends. My name is Shalea and I am the hands behind Idaho Stitched. Born and raised in rural Idaho, there are a couple things that are etched deep into my heart. Among them are the smells of blooming sagebrush, the sound of silent snow falling in pines, views of wildflowers blanketing a mountain meadow, vibrant cotton candy sunsets, and springtime calves running through the pasture. Hopefully you can relate!

I am a self taught knitter and have created these patterns of my own. I learned how to knit solely from YouTube! One day, I thought to myself, "I want to make a scarf." I went to the Walmart, grabbed the first knitting needles and yarn I could find, and after a couple of months, I finished my scarf. Not going to lie, it was not the prettiest thing. There were lots of random holes, it was a oblong, weird shape, and it took me a long time to finish. Needless to say, I have come a long way since then, but I still hold on to that first scarf as a happy memory. I went on to make beanies, mostly as gifts for my sisters and nieces for Christmas. I made this yellow beanie and wore it around a lot and got asked "Where did you get that? It's so cute!" and I would reply "Oh, I made it." and then would follow "Can you make me one?" And just like that, this business was born. It has been such a good time...and its just beginning!

When I'm not knitting, you can catch me mountain biking, skiing, walking through the mountains or riding my horse, Squirt. I know what to look for in a good hat and have tried to create optimal headwear for outdoor activities. Thank you for joining me in this journey.