We are so excited to announce a fun holiday weekend KAL we are hosting with local designer Olga Buraya-Kefelian. Scroll down below for all the details for the project, Olga’s picks for yarns and the skills needed. Then join us on Saturday from noon to 3 pm in our lounge space to knit along with Olga herself!
Whip it up weekend KAL: the PARI PARI Top
Olga has reworked her ØNSKE pattern as a short sleeve and lighter weight top that is a quick knit – complete the entire project over our long holiday weekend! This top has a top-down wishbone construction, featuring unique increases (Olga has a video tutorial included in the pattern). Olga includes four total video tutorials in the pattern, to help you figure it all out with ease! Plus the entire top can be completed in one weekend.
The pattern features 3 different sleeve length options, straight or tapered sleeves, and 2 body length options. It is finished with Icelandic bind off for a crisp edge look, but is easily substituted! Your yarn choice is definitely what would dictate the final look of this sweater. Be sure to check out all the yarns that Olga suggested below – all available at fibre space!
Learned: how to do different types of cast ons, different increases
Cropped length with cap sleeves: 330 (375, 460, 560, 665, 780, 900, 1000) yards / 302 (343, 421, 512, 608, 713, 823, 914) meters
Regular length with cap sleeves: 525 (575, 700, 800, 940, 1065, 1200, 1300) yards / 480 (526, 640, 732, 860, 974, 1097, 1189) meters
For Short Sleeves, an additional: 80 (85, 100, 100, 115, 115, 120, 125) yards / 73 (78, 91, 91, 105, 105, 110, 114) meters
For Three-quarter Sleeves, an additional: 160 (160, 190, 210, 225, 230, 250, 260) yards / 146 (146, 174, 192, 206, 210, 229, 233) meters
This top has interchangeable front and back as well as can be worn inside out.
12 sts and 18 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st worked in the round on larger size needle measured once dry after washing and blocking.
*Please note that due to our commitment to the local community and the limited supply of many of our unique suppliers, only a limited number of yarns are now online.
Olga suggests the following for spring and summer tops:
Olga suggests the following for fall and winter tops:
- Hand Spun Hope Worsted (Yarnista Maiah got exact gauge on a US 9!)
- Woolfolk Luft
- Berroco Mochi
- Loopy Mango Mohair So Soft
- Mrs Moon Plump DK
Other materials needed:
- US 11 (8 mm) 16” circular and set of 5 dpns (or two circulars or long circular for working magic loop) OR use size to obtain gauge
- US 11 (8 mm) 24”-32” circular
- US 10 (6 mm) 16” circular (optional, for tighter neckline)
- Crochet hook size J (6 mm)
- Large stitch markers in 2 different colors
- Tapestry needle
- Several yards of scrap yarn in smooth texture and similar weight