Two Delightful Puzzles
How did she do that?
It’s a question we ask often when looking at the designs of Olga Buraya-Kefelian. Her fascination with three-dimensional knitting has led her to create all manner of knitting that defies easy explanation.
The thing is, these very cool designs come together quickly. Olga is such a meticulous pattern writer that when we say to trust the pattern, we’re not kidding. Do what Olga tells us to do, and all will be well!
We’ve already been noodling around with two of the designs from the new Field Guide No. 24: Spark.
A single i-cord splits into two i-cords. A few rows of knitting later, the i-cords resolve back into one. With a quick dropping of stitches, an airy openwork crescent emerges, and voilà: you’ve just knitted yourself a necklace.
Olga imagines this in Rowan Creative Linen, for that summery, minimalist vibe. We have a dozen colors in the Shop for creating the Tendril Necklace wardrobe of your dreams.
She also suggests Spincycle Dream State, which can go as subtle or wild as you like.
This is Salty Dog, one of the mildest Dream State colors. Our 13 options in the MDK Shop can take your Tendril Necklace in all sorts of directions. All that neutral linen in your wardrobe is begging for a zingy Tendril.
I want to say that it took an hour to make this necklace. Maybe two. It’s just a perfect example of what happens when Olga plays around with the simplest of knits and purls. Superfun.
The Fortune Teller Cuff
Named for those paper fortune tellers we all made as kids, this soft textile bracelet is the sort of thing that sent Kay off on a knitterly detour that left her declaring, “Wow! That’s amazing!”
The secret to the pointiness may have to do with the Chromium yarn, a Neighborhood Fiber Co. yarn with a bit of stainless in the blend, held with Neighborhood Fiber Co. Organic Studio Sock.
Small pleasures, quick puzzles, beautiful ideas—the playfulness at the heart of Olga’s work is something we can all tap into. We hope you’re having fun with this new Field Guide.