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Dear everybody,

It’s a joyous day. After months of keeping a delicious secret all to ourselves—only occasionally letting a tiny hint drop—we are thrilled to reveal the designer whose work will light up the next MDK Field Guide.

Olga Buraya-Kefelian.

As a military spouse, Olga has lived all over the world before settling in her current home in the Washington, D.C. area. Transformation and reinvention are a way of life for her. Her designs reflect a constant searching for new ways to form and shape knitted stitches and fabric. Precision and playfulness combine.

A design by Olga is instantly recognizable. Her pieces fold and flow in exhilarating ways, often in three dimensions. They are wearable and timeless—impeccable in every detail. Looking at an Olga design, a knitter can’t help but ask, in wonderment, “How did she do that?”

In Field Guide No. 24, we all will be able to discover, with our own needles, how Olga does that.

Olga’s Coming to Nashville!

Our in-person workshop with Olga Buraya-Kefelian is just a few weeks away, and there are still a few places available. Find out how fun and friendly a knitting workshop can be. Registration and details are here. External Link. Opens in new window..

Get Your Copy Early!

If you’ve already subscribed to the 2023 Field Guide series, thank you! Field Guide No. 24 will arrive in your mailbox in advance of June 2, its official launch date. We will be shipping out subscriber copies in a matter of days, so look for your shipping confirmation email soon. That email will contain a download link to give you instant access to the ebook edition.

If you’d like to be among the first to receive Field Guide No. 24, and also receive the other two Field Guides of 2023 (Field Guides No. 23 and 25), subscribe right here. Subscribing is a fantastic way to treat yourself to exciting new knitting, and to support all the free daily fun here at MDK while you’re at it. We are so grateful for the support of the Field Guide subscribers; we simply couldn’t do what we do, without you. As our thanks, Field Guide subscribers get 10 percent off, every time they shop with us, throughout 2023. All the details are here.

With Olga’s designs to light up our brains, this spring and summer will be a nonstop knitting party. We cannot wait—but it won’t be long now!


Ann and Kay


  • Woo Hoo! I’ve been wanting to knit one of her designs for ages. Now I will.

    • Me too! Great choice!

  • I didn’t think the in person workshop with Olga/trip to MDK World Headquarters could get any better and it just did!!

    • I’ll be there too. I’m very excited for this workshop.

    • We will be celebrating! And trying on all the samples!

  • Yay!!

  • Hmm … I thought the forthcoming visit was a hint!

  • Thrilled! Yay!

  • What s great choice! Ive knit several of her designs and tajen classes with Olga. She is terrific!

  • This is awesome! Olga’s designs are amazing.

  • YAY! No one more deserving of the field-guide spotlight. I’ve loved her designs since my first glimpse and hope this field guide brings her even more fans. Those who haven’t seen yet her work are in for a thrill.

  • so exciting – no one knits like Olga knits!

  • Local DC fan of Olga – her patterns are so creative and interesting!

  • This is awesome! Can’t wait to get me copy!!

  • That sounds like a fabulous workshop! I look forward to hearing about it, and the adventures that are sparked as a result 🙂

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