Kika Vest by Olga Buraya-Kefelian // featuring AVFKW Annapurna
A few years back, we were lucky to collaborate with Olga Buraya-Kefelian for our Pro-Verbial Yarn + Fiber Club. As you might know, the Pro-Verbial Club is a celebration of shawls and the numerous forms they make take, naturally-dyed yarn, and knitting. Every year, four designers are featured, and they create an exclusive design for the club.
Kika, today's featured pattern, is Olga's Pro-Verbial design and her take of how versatile a "shawl" can be. And we love it. Kika is such a wearable garment - vest, scarf, wrap, or cropped outer layer. She originally knit it out AVFKW Annapurna in the club colorway Tangerine. We are so happy to release this happy Summer-y color to you today.
More great news - Olga has reknit Kika in Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock, and we couldn't be more impressed with the result. Neighborhood Fiber Co. yarn features such rich, saturated color as well as gorgeous subtle shades -- the pairing is terrific.
The Kika Vest has the ability to transform into a vest, scarf, wrap, or cropped outer layer. The result of this transformation provides the wearer with numerous options for styling. Worked with a custom stitch pattern that creates differently textured looks on each side - dimensional square basket weave on one and diamond eyelet on the other - this knit is reversible.
Interested in another color of Annapurna? Click here to see more.
To fit bust approximately: 32-40 (40-48, 48-56, 56-62)” / 81-101 (101-121, 121-142, 142-158) cm
+ US 6 (4mm) circular needles at least 24” long
Stitch markers, stitch stoppers (optional), tapestry needle
20 stitches and 30 rows over 4 inches
This bundlee includes:
2 (3, 3, 3) skeins of A Verb for Keeping Warm Annapurna; 80% wool / 20% cashmere, 385 yards, 100 grams in the colorway Tangerine (shown)
Pattern: Please note, this bundle does NOT include the pattern. Kindly purchase the pattern directly from the designer, so they receive 100% of pattern sales, and you receive the pattern in your Ravelry library. Please click here to see and purchase the pattern.
When working with yarn dyed with indigo, it is common and natural for the blue dye to rub off on one’s hands while sewing. This is called crocking. Although the goods have been washed, it takes pressured contact to release the extra indigo dye. Your handwork is part of the indigo dyeing process. The blue dye can be removed with hot water and soap. From working closely with indigo dyed materials through the making process, typically, the excess dye has been removed, and the crocking will cease.
Please note the fiber content of the material you are working with, and follow the applicable instructions:
Cotton or linen - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH-neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
Superwash Wool - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH-neutral soap, though hand wash recommended. Lay flat to dry.
Wool and Wool blends - Handwash only in lukewarm water with pH-neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
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