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Olya Mikesh


I am a life-long knitter and crocheter, who loves to play with Color, texture, and design elements, combining traditional techniques with modern styles. When I am not busy homeschooling my 5 children, I enjoy learning new fiber-related skills. I love designing and working on projects for different publications, as well as publishing my own patterns on Ravelry and LoveCrafts.

Projects by Olya Mikesh


Cori Granny Square Waterfall Vest

This waterfall-front vest is made up of individual Granny Squares that are joined together using a Join As You Go method, leaving the openings for the arms. This method allows you to join all the motifs together in one continuous round, eliminating any need for seaming or weaving the ends. After joining, the border and the armhole opening are finished, and fringe applied to the front of the Vest.

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Midnight Garden Afghan

The Midnight Garden Afghan is inspired by the dark floral fabrics that have been popular for moody, bohemian home decor. Dark blue sets the tone and frames large and small scale flowers, making them pop. Green leaves and vines give some foliage. Simple border and crochet pom pom trim finishes off the edges, adding a fun detail to the Afghan.

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Misty Pocket Coat

This coat is designed to be classic and simple in style, with just enough decorative detail in the form of faux piping. Large size buttons and oversized patch pockets also make a fashion statement, as well as being functional. The Aereo yarn used in the pattern is very light and airy, making this garment warm but not heavy. Using a solid neutral color will make this coat a timeless piece you will enjoy wearing for many seasons.

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Tie Dye Lagoon Pillows

Update your home décor with these trendy, tie-dyed pillows. Using only simple household supplies, you can dye your own unique pillows in an hour or less. Can you believe all these pillows were dyed using the same black food coloring? Differences in the final result were achieved through several tie-dying techniques and the use of two different yarns: 100% superwash wool and an acrylic/wool blend. Food dyes react with any animal fibers and having a blend of animal and man-made fibers can give a different color saturation or a slightly different hue to the finished product. Experiment with different dyes or yarn choices to create a unique, custom palette for your home.

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