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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


Solara Swoncho

Solara takes advantage of the color transitions in a self-striping yarn that creates a sunset color background for a simple geometric colorwork pattern. The entire garment is worked bottom up, in the round, utilizing steeks for the deep split hemline and sleeve openings. After cutting the steeks and seaming the shoulders, sleeves and neck stitches are picked up and knit in the round in a broken rib pattern. Finally, fringe is attached to the side slits to highlight the deep slip hemline and to add a boho detail to this garment.

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Cresslyn Drop-Stitch Cover-Up

Cresslyn is a beginner-friendly pattern that utilizes a simple drop-stitch technique to create an open, lace-like fabric. The cover-up is knitted sideways, in two rectangles, and seamed at the center back and front to create a V-neck opening. Sides are also seamed, leaving an exposed, side ruffle. A crocheted drawstring belt and a fringed hem make this cover-up a beach day staple.

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Haven Colorblock Pullover

This pullover is a summer staple, made with blocks of neutral colors that pair beautifully with just the right amount of lace. Knit with 100 percent pima cotton yarn, this loose-fitting, textured top offers an effortless drape for easy wear on a warm day.

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Blooming Lace Sweater

Blooming Lace is a perfect piece to wear with a skirt or jeans. Made in a luxurious Merino and Silk blend yarn, it’s incredibly soft and drapes beautifully. The garment has positive ease, and is flattering to wear over a dress, or with a pretty skirt. Just the right amount of lace and eyelets add a feminine touch to this garment, and balance the clean stockinette stitch background.

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