Posts Tagged ‘Olga Buraya-Kefelian’

Miura Cowl

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Miura Cowl

Miura Cowl

Miura Cowl

I bought this pattern back in March, when Olga Buraya-Kefelian was generously donating 85% of all pattern sales to Japanese relief efforts. The Miura Cowl has beautiful texture and folds, and knit in Plymouth Earth Hillside Linen, is the perfect weight for the cool spring we’ve been having in Toronto.

I cast on 228 stitches for a longer, infinity-style cowl but check out RobbyRaccoon’s shorter version. Very pretty! I’ll just have to make another one!

[Photos courtesy of Christopher]


Ori Ami Knits

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Ori Ami Knits by Olga Buraya-Kefelian & Vanessa Yap-Einbund is a collection of knit patterns using Habu Textiles exclusively. Habu is a weaving studio and textile shop in New York City that sells imported Japanese and Asian yarns. The materials are amazing and range from stainless steel to paper. I’ve only seen a small selection of their textiles, at Rose Haven Farm Store, and was blown away by the possibilities.

Rhombus Wrap by Kirsten Johnstone (Ori Ami Knits 2010)

Rhombus Wrap by Kirsten Johnstone (Ori Ami Knits, 2010)

Chapter One of the digital book came out last week and let’s just say I can hardly wait to see the other three! Each of the chapters represents a particular theme, with the first being Practical Geometry. The first four patterns are: Cubed Necklace, Axonometric Top and Trapezium Pullover by Olga Buraya-Kefelian; and Rhombus Wrap by Kirsten Johnstone. The Rhombus Wrap pictured above is one of my favourites; I love the handpainted cotton and versatility of the garment.

Cubed Necklace by Olga Buraya-Kefelian (Ori Ami Knits, 2010)

Cubed Necklace by Olga Buraya-Kefelian (Ori Ami Knits, 2010)

Olga and Vanessa have put together a truly beautiful collection – the textures and drape of the finished pieces highlight what makes Habu so special.

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