Lancaster Yarn Shop is pleased to present designer and teacher Olga Buraya-Kefelian for a weekend of classes. Designing as OlgaJazzy since 2006, Olga has an expansive and intuitive understanding of design for wearability. She is known for her deeply textured, innovative fabrics and patterns that can enrich any knitter’s skill set.
On Saturday, spend the day with Olga exploring texture and construction inspired by industrial and architectural elements. Transform your understanding of knitted fabrics with these innovative designs and fabrics featuring novel construction methods.
Click HERE to register for Saturday’s Classes with Olga.
In the morning, we’ll gather for Olga’s class ‘Modular Knitting with Negative Space.’ In this class we will learn techniques for knitting fabric while creating openings or ‘negative space’ modular style without breaking the yarn or using intarsia methods. We will create structured and unstructured yet balanced knitted fabrics as we learn to integrate negative space.
After lunch on your own, Olga will talk about her design philosophy with a multi-media presentation and a short lecture in her presentation of ‘3-Dimensional Knitwear’. We will swatch as we learn a variety of techniques, and then cast on either the Moko-Moko Cowl or Olga’s Ginga Cowl.
Skills needed: knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increasing and decreasing
Modular Knitting with Negative Space (Morning):
200 yards worsted weight yarn in several colors (bouncy, smooth, non-fuzzy yarns), US#4, 5, & 6 needles. Homework: none.
3-Dimensional Knitwear (Afternoon):
‘Moko-Moko Cowl’: 340 yards worsted weight wool, waste yarn, US #7 needles and a spare needle, crochet hook size F. Homework: none.
‘Ginga Cowl’: 270 yards each of two color smooth worsted weight yarn, US #7 24” circulars, crochet hook size H or larger, stitch markers, tapestry needle, scrap yarn.