Years ago, I met Olga online during a KAL. I cannot consider myself luckier. She is not only a prolific and successful designer, but I find her viewpoint and expression to be genius. Her modern sensibilities are steeped with Japanese simplicity, but still somehow maintain a beautiful sense of tradition. Obviously, I am a huge fan. And so flattered to be able to call her a friend.
When I needed a quick knit for a friend's birthday present, I cast-on for Hineri, a free pattern from Olga. It's gloriously quick to knit and has just enough twist to make it eye-catching.
I used the prescribed yarn, Rowan Cocoon. While mohair isn't my favorite, I appreciate the added halo it gives ordinary wool.
Now, let's hope it gets cold enough for my friend to enjoy wearing it.