I am so excited to announce the newest collaboration with local designer Olga Buraya-Kefelian! Each season this year Olga will launch a brand new pattern to our customers first. She will pair this pattern with new skill building videos and hand selected colors of yarn for the project. When you pre-order the season’s kit, you receive access to this pattern before it is launched to the public, access to Olga’s amazing instructional videos and the yarn needed for the project. Oh, and we’ve thrown in a little extra goodie too.
Learn a new skill each season with us!
Here’s our first season’s project and package – 3D knit textured wrap featuring 3 colors
Order now through March 5th! Total cost for kit, pattern, video tutorials and a little gift from us – $150.
The yarn selected for this project is very special. Di Gilpin is a truly unique yarn company because they not only produce yarn but are “croft to couture”. They employ 90 highly skilled home-knitters based across Scotland. They have a core team, who live within a 15-mile radius, to create the one-off pieces and special commissions desired by private clients, fashion designers and the catwalk. Some of their big name clients include Nike and Topshop Unique. Now, their gorgeous yarn will be featured in an Olga Buraya-Kefelian design. Olga hand selected the colors below based on what would work beautifully for her design.
“I have always been curious about how some yarns are made, and during my many years as a knitter, I have discovered that differently constructed yarns can affect stitch patterns differently. While working with the stitch pattern featured in this design, I wanted the stitches to be sturdy enough to support the 3-dimensional texture but also provide the fabric with the stitch definition that was easy to “read.” I have found that this soft Z-plied yarn made a lot of a difference in the finished fabric (whether it is knit in a tighter or a looser gauge), yet provided the best of both worlds – the bloom of the lambswool yarn and preserving the crisp look of the stitches. With an abundance of colors available within the palette, I was able to create a variety of combinations for every knitter!”
- Crochet Chain Provisional Cast On
- Incorporated i-Cord
- Backward loop increase
- 3D slip stitch written and charted
- Carrying up and hiding non-working yarns
- Managing non-working yarn in the process
- i-Cord Bind Off
- Blocking of 3D knitwear
What your pre-order includes:
- 9 total balls of Di Gilpin Lalland (191 yards sport weight, 100% Scottish Lambswool, 50 gram balls)
- download code for a digital copy of brand new pattern by Olga Buraya-Kefelian, exclusive to club members for one month via Ravelry
- one seasonally appropriate goodie
- exclusive access to video tutorials to help you get the skills to complete the project