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Brioche and Tuck Stitch Adventure with Olga Buraya-Kefelian

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Ever wondered about the differences and commonalities of Brioche and Tuck and how to work them? Join this special two session weekend workshop to learn these techniques while crafting KOYO hat with local designer Olga Buraya-Kefelian.

Breakfast with the designer:

What better way to brioche than with…brioche? Let’s enjoy some pastries! Join the designer for breakfast before the workshop begins to help select your colors with the expert! Plan for future hats as well, while enjoying fresh pastries from Mae’s Market and Cafe.

Workshop events schedule:

Saturday, June 22 at 9:30 am: Breakfast with the designer and color selection party

Saturday, June 22, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Workshop Session 1

Sunday, June 23, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Workshop Session 2


This bulky reversible hat knits up just in moments as you create this unique offset Stockinette and Honeycomb texture combination by working it either in brioche or tuck methods. This method allows for the knit fabric to compress, creating extra warmth! Fold the brim over to keep those ears extra toasty. Elasticity of the hat fabric proves its versatility with the great fit and flattering style, suiting everyone!

Skills needed: students need to know how to knit, purl, cast on, increase, decrease, knit in the round.

Skills learned:

  • Provisional Crochet Chain Cast On
  • Theory on Brioche and Tuck stitches
  • Practicum on Brioche Stitch and Tuck Stitch, and their differences
  • Decreasing in Brioche and Tuck
  • Customizing and specificity of these stitches


16-20 (20-23, 23-26)” / 40-51 (51-58.5, 58.5-66) cm
Newborn–Child (Adult Small–Medium, Adult Large–Adult Extra Large)


The hat can be made either in solid color or in 2 colors.

For Short Hat:
MC/Strand 1: 60 (68, 75) yards / 55 (62, 69) m CC/Strand 2: 55 (62, 70) yards / 50 (57, 64) m

For Long Hat:
MC/Strand 1: 70 (80, 90) yards / 64 (73, 83) m CC/Strand 2: 60 (70, 80) yards / 55 (64, 73) m of any other Bulky weight yarn.

Suggested yarns: Spincycle Plump for the colorful version seen here or Pascuali Maximo for a more solid version. Olga will assist you in making your selection during our breakfast!

US 8 (5 mm) circular, 16” and set of 5 dpns (or preferred method of working in the round), or size needed to achieve gauge, and a spare needle if working the hat Tuck Style
US 9 (5.5 mm) circular, 16” and set of 5 dpns (or preferred method of working in the round), or size needed to achieve gauge, and a spare needle if working the hat Brioche Style
US 11 (8 mm) set of 5 dpns (or preferred method of working in the round) (for CO and base rows only)

Crochet hook size G/6.0 (4 mm)
Several yds/m of smooth texture waste yarn in similar weight Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Please purchase a copy of KOYO hat pattern and bring to class.

About Olga

As a daughter of a professional tailor, Olga Buraya-Kefelian 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.


June 22
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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