Episode 20 - With Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Hello Pom Pom People!

It's that time again. Our latest episode of Pomcast is out, this time with a distinctly festive vibe, just in time for holiday celebrations. We hope you have a little time during all the holiday clamour to sit back with some knitting (or crochet!) and listen to our knitting related chitter chatter.

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Thanks again to our awesome sponsors for this episode, KPC. KPC is part of a family owned company that has been supplying premium grade merino, cotton, and cashmere to luxury garment manufacturers all over the world for over seventy years. KPC was launched in 2014 in order to offer hand knit yarns of the same fantastic quality to crafters everywhere.

Tell + Tell

Sophie is working on a Roku hat for a Christmas gift. Lydia has finished Abram's Bridge, and is now getting stuck in to a few patterns from Take Heart, including Caswell Bay mitts and Queensland Beach.

Caswell Bay Fingerless Mitts from Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journey


Well, you should all have noticed by now that we have published our very first book! Hooray!

Also thanks to everyone who came down to our Christmas party, we had a brilliant time. We can't wait to do it all again next year!


We had a look at the first ever printed collection from Brooklyn Tweed: Capsule featuring beautiful designs by Olga Buraya-Kefelian (also known as Olgajazzy), who is also our interviewee for this episode! Some of our favourites included Tetrapods, Tatara, Jujika, and Cusp.


Our interviewee is Olga Buraya-Kefelian herself! Listen to hear about her design process and inspiration. Olga is well known for her unusual designs and innovative stitch patterns. She is also known for her collaborations with Brooklyn Tweed, Woolfolk, and of course Pom Pom Quarterly!

Olga wearing the Suffragette hat she designed for our Winter 2015 issue

Ravelry Realness

The is the part of the podcast where we browse ravelry.com, so you don't have to! We took a look at Christmas decorations for this festive Pomcast. Here are our picks...

Tiny Sweaters || Stjarna || Balls Up! || Julekuler || Snowflake || Bauble ||

Top 3...

Christmas films! Listen to find out what we chose.

Christmas Song!

We have a little Christmas treat for you, if you listen right through to the end you can hear us, along with our producer Eli, singing our little hearts out for you.

Lydia and Sophie singing away with Santa

And that's all from us! We wish you a very merry Knitmas indeed.

x Pom Pom

Thanks to A Yarn Story for also sponsoring this episode. A Yarn story currently have a trunk show of our Winter 2015 samples until mid January, so if you are in Bath, head to the artisan quarter to take a look!