Modular Knitting – a workshop with Olga Buraya-Kefelian
This adventurous beginner class is based on Asanagi Wrap or Aranami Shawl design – worked in the modular technique. In this class you will learn the theory of modular knitting and create this stunning ombré wrap of scalloped patterning with yarn of your choice. Students will learn numerous vital techniques as a knitter that will be crucial for your future skill set. Many of the tricks and tips and customization suggestions taught during this class will prove to be a lot of fun as well!
Skills needed: knowing how to cast on, knit and purl.
- Basic theory for Modular knitting
- Various cast on methods and their benefits
- Several ways of picking up stitches on both knit and purl sides
- Different methods of knit and purl decreases
- Numerous tips and tricks on improving your skills with this technique
For Asanagi Wrap:
- 223 yds of fingering weight yarn in 5 (or more) complementary colors. We recommend De Rerum Natura Ulysse, Wooldreamers Dehesa de Barrera Fingering, Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Light, Pascuali Baby Merino, Kelbourne Woolens Perennial, Knitting for Olive Merino.
- US 3 (3.25 mm) short straight or two double pointed needles, or as preferred (or size to obtain gauge)
- Crochet hook size C or D
- Tapestry needle
- Removable marker
- Purchase a copy of Asanagi Wrap before class
For Aranami Shawl:
- Fingering weight wool in colors.
- We recommend De Rerum Natura Ulysse, Wooldreamers Dehesa de Barrera Fingering, Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Light, Pascuali Baby Merino, Kelbourne Woolens Perennial, Knitting for Olive Merino.
- A: 33yds
- B: 77yds
- C: 121yds
- D: 165yds
- E: 209yds
- US 2 (2.75 mm) circular, 36” or longer
- Stitch holders or scrap yarn
- Crochet hook C or D
- Tapestry needle
- Purchase a copy of Aranami Shawl pattern before arriving to class
Work the garter stitch swatch as asked in the pattern to determine the needle size to obtain gauge. Do not cut yarn from the swatch, however wash and block your swatch.
Olgajazzy brand has been established in 2006 by Olga Buraya-Kefelian. As a daughter of a professional tailor, she has acquired her understanding of clothing construction from an early age, which has progressively become more intuitive. This intuition helps her to create imaginative yet versatile knitwear. Conceived as a line for trendy and ultimately wearable knitwear, the brand is ever evolving. Drawing her inspiration from industrial and architectural fields, combined with her passion for European and Japanese design, results in Olga’s knitwear designs infused with innovation. Always seeking to develop new ways to incorporate knitwear in these modern times has prompted for her Transform line to emerge.
Transform – result of a transformation. The essence of this signature knitwear range is versatility and expanded wearability of each garment: these intelligently constructed pieces provide quintessential wardrobe staples that will compliment various outfits, suit multiple occasions, wearable year round and will suit all seasons.
Balancing out love for texture and minimalism presented in numerous accessories and garments, the brand’s pattern range consistently implements technique-driven elements within each pattern for a greater learning experience and impeccably finished knitwear.
As a contributing designer, author and co-author of numerous titles, the professional quality of written patterns is a recognizable feature of the Olgajazzy brand and encapsulates the exceptional standards of excellence applied across all areas of the brand.