Rosario Peña Méndez

Peru | Knitting Specialist
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Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Rosario was raised by her older sister because her mother worked full time. She dropped out of school after finishing second grade. Rosario and her husband moved to Pacifico when she was 20 years old. KNOWN SUPPLY is her first job because she has dedicated much of her adult life parenting her 5 children. She is grateful to have the opportunity to become an expert knitter and change her life for the better!

“My dream is to have my own knitting machines to produce my own scarves and beanies designs.”

“It’s hard to explain it with words, you just feel it inside your heart and it is beautiful. I love my kids.”

“I want to thank them for being so patient with us and also for giving us the opportunity to learn. I want to thank them for getting our high quality products.

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Previous Thank Yous


December 20, 2014

I received your hat as a gift, thank are very talented. I hope all goes well for you. Merry Christmas and happy holidays :)

Julie Fish

September 21, 2014

Dear Rosario,

Thank you for this beautiful infinity burnt orange scarf. I love it! I also love knowing the person behind it, The fall season is already upon us here in Lexington, KY, so the scarf will get LOTS of wear this season! May the Lord bless you and your family!



Stacey Hyche

December 25, 2013

Thank you so much Rosario for sharing. your beautiful talent. I received one of your beautiful scarves today for Christmas. It was one of my favorite. It's beautiful! I am from Alabama, USA.

Cari Kawell

January 16, 2013

Hi Rosario: I LOVE LOVE LOVE this grey Brodie hat. I can feel the joy and talent in your hands when I put it on my head... warm and cozy. I'm sure you're a wonderful Mom to your kids. Please keep your dream alive of making your own line of hats with your knitting machines. You just need to do it. You're amazing.


Katie Charlton

January 8, 2013


I have been wanting one of KKI's scarves for many months and was thrilled when I got one of your beautiful Marie scarves for Christmas! I love it! It is a great quality scarf and is also quite soft. I think it would be great for you to be able to design your own products.

Many thanks,

Jane Adams

January 1, 2013

Dear Rosario,

My husband does not like to go Christmas shopping so I usually buy all gifts, even my own and wrap all for under the tree. I purchased a beautiful dark Magenta color "Marie" scarf before Christmas at a local boutique here and put it under the tree for myself. It is so soft and the color is so beautiful! I absolutely love it! I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year and that all your dreams come true.

Thank you,

Stephanie Bittick

December 31, 2012

Dear Rosario,
First of all, you are a beautiful woman with a beautiful definition of love! I pray that God is blessing and providing for you and your 5 children! I absolutely love the orange Marie I purchased today. I look forward to telling your story when people see me wearing it! I wish you the very best of luck with your dream of creating your own unique designs! Thank you so much for my scarf. I hope you keep in mind the impact you are having by your knitting! It is a wonderful gift! Thank you again Rosario!! :)

Michelle Joy Macale

December 26, 2012

Dear Rosario,

As a Christmas present, my cousin gave me one of your adorable beanies! I love it, especially since the color is gray. I feel a little warmer every time I wear it. I want to say thank you and hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. Be safe and don't ever stop dreaming!


Dave H.

December 24, 2012

Rosario; I received one of your
wonderful stocking caps for
Christmas. It is very well done
and great colors. It will be
awesome on cold Colorado
days and nights. Thanks for
the great work.
Merry Christmas, Dave Herries

Sheila Guzman

November 5, 2012

I am a proud owner of one of your perfectly made "Marie" scarfs. It was my first purchase made with KKi and it definitely won't be my last. the color came out just as i imagined and it is so soft to the touch. I am truly amazed thank you for making my winter in Wisconsin a little warmer. :) Espero que tu sueño se haga realidad! Echale muchas ganas, Gracias.

Linda Herkert

October 30, 2012

Dear Rosario,
Today, I purchased one of your beautiful and favorite products. It is a very soft, orange, hand-loomed 'marie'. When I celebrate Halloween in Washington State with my granddaughter tomorrow night, I will be so grateful to YOU because I will look so-o-o good and feel warm, too! Keep focused on your dream of owning your own knitting machine. You can do it!

Thank you,
Linda Herkert