Lesson on geometry


Last year I was asked to be a part of this exciting new project for Shibui Knits yarn company, following the release of my Shibui Silk booklet.
Shibui Geometry is a collection of single printed leaflet patterns with a stunning visual and carefully selected palette.

A range of interesting garments is comprise of 8 patterns from different designers.

My design contribution is Hypotenuse.
Hypotenuse. The longest side of a right triangle, opposite the right angle.
This funky accessory with three dimensional texture can be styled in several looks. Loop style cowl is bouncy and is reminiscent of armor. The Staccato yarn used double contains silk that makes light reflect the highly textured surface. The construction is relatively simple, yet makes knitter polish their techniques and possibly learn a new one. Eye-catching yet dramatic way to exhibit your taste. Pairing it with your favorite tailored jacket or coat or to compliment your favorite layered outfit.


Now something special for all of you!

I am giving away a whole set of 8 patterns (1 of the pamphlets contains 2 patterns inside) for the whole Shibui Geometry collection!
And 3 copies of just Hypotenuse cowl to 4 lucky winners!

What do you need to do to enter:

Tell me in the comments below which is your favorite Shibui Knits yarn to work with!

And Join Olgajazzy designs group on Ravelry to increase your chances of winning!

Please leave your comment with your Ravelry ID or email or other way of contacting you.

Entries will be open till Tuesday, October 2, 11:59pm EST.
Thank you everyone for participating! Entries are now closed and winners will be announced later this week!

Good luck and Happy Knitting!!!

103 Responses to “Lesson on geometry”

  1. Lisette M says:

    I have not used this brand yet, but I love the way Staccato looks with your design, the stitch definition is phenomenal and the shine makes it so luxurious.
    My Ravelry name is LisetteM

  2. sgeorge24 says:

    I love all of the Shibui yarn’s I’ve knit with…but I’m especially fond of Staccato sock yarn in the 50’s kitchen colorway! It’s about as perfect a yarn as there is!

    Rav ID: sgeorge24

  3. cameron says:

    I haven’t used Shibui’s yarn yet either, but I love the colors and the designers they support. Thanks for the opportunity! I love the cowl, and all of your designs.

  4. cameron says:

    oops. My ravelry name is campoky.

  5. indigoeddy says:

    I like the Staccato sock. Shibui has such pretty colors.

    Rav ID: hutch

  6. Jessica says:

    Loving the Merino Alpaca, its a dream to knit with.. but the texture of the Heichi is pretty fabulous too!
    Jayellesea on Rav.

  7. Louise says:

    So far I’ve only knit with Shibui Sock, so that’s my favorite!

    Thanks for the chnace to n your lovely patterns.

    Louise in France
    louknits on ravelry

  8. MaryjoO says:

    I haven’t tried all the Shibui yarns yet, but LOVE staccato for gloves/mittens — the stitch definition is so great! I also like Silk Cloud — gorgeous stuff!
    Your pamphlets look terrific, BTW!
    MaryjoO on Ravelry

  9. Katrix says:

    I haven’t used Shibui yarns yet, but as I love merino and alpaca fibers, I’m sure I would love these yarns too.
    Ravelry: katrix

  10. Sarah says:

    I mostly have worked with Staccato, which is great, but I also love the glow of silk cloud!

  11. april2929 says:

    I am currently using Staccato which I love, but I am really wanting to try Silk Cloud! April2929

  12. Definitely Silky Alpaca dk. The loose twist is just perfect for that silky fiber!

    Rav id: DCatanzaro

  13. Gaile says:

    I haven’t yet had the pleasure of working with Shibui yarns and confess to serious envy issues whenever someone posts something they’ve made with it. Hope to try at least one of their yarns soon. And like all your patterns, this cowl pattern is lovely! My Rav name is Gaile (and I thought I had joined your group but apparently not, so I have now). Thank you for this lovely giveaway btw, and Happy Fall to you!

  14. Gail says:

    I love Staccato and Silk Cloud! I have some waiting to be knit up into a shawl.

    knitknerd on Ravelry

  15. Ilsebill says:

    I definetively do love Shibui Sock. I used it for mittens and sweaters. I love the yarn and the colours.

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

    Greetings from Germany
    Roedraev (ravely) aka Ilsebill

  16. Taloferia says:

    What a lovely giveaway! I have not had the chance to knit with Shibui yet, as I have never seen them in my local stores. I would love to try that linen, though, in the beautiful orange!

  17. Eemswah says:

    I love the halo in Silk Cloud. Love your work too.

  18. Ann says:

    Baby Alpaca dk! So so soft, and beautiful colours, like all shibui yarns.
    Rav = anniesue

  19. Natalie says:

    I have only had the pleasure of knitting an entire project from Staccato, which I absolutely loved! I played around with Silk Cloud a bit too, and it was heavenly! It was just so smooth for a fuzzy yarn, and so strong for looking so delicate. If I had to pick a favorite of the two, I’d say Silk Cloud 🙂

    Rav ID: nittynat

  20. dclulu says:

    Wow, what a nice giveaway! I’ve never yet had the pleasure of using a Shibui yarn but I hope to!

    Now off to join your Rav group. (rav id: dclulu)

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  22. monica says:

    I love working with the Shibui silk cloud,staccato and linen.The new line of Shibui is the perfect yarn for your patterns!

  23. monica says:

    I love working with the Shibui linen,staccato and silk cloud!The new Shibui collection of yarns are perfect for your patterns!

  24. I just used Shibui sock for my Harris Tweed socks (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/bowie/harris-tweed-socks) and loved it!
    RavID = bowie

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  26. karen says:

    I love the heichi.


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  28. Angela says:

    I have only ever used Shibui Sock so i guess that would have to be my choice! My Rav ID is Angela

  29. I haven’t used this yarn yet but I’ve had a llok at its web and all of them seem lovely. I like the colors.
    Very nice cowl. My ravelry name is mirall.

  30. sampling says:

    I have just bought some Shibuiknits linen to try. It feels quite interesting. Ravelry name Sampling and already in group.

  31. Wow, all these yarns look so lovely!! But I especially love the Staccato. And the colours are amazing.

    Rav ID: Sijbers

  32. Christell says:

    I love the Staccato. The colors are amazing.
    Thank you for this present.

  33. I’d love knit so many of the designs in Geometry, your lovely cowl included!
    I was surprised when I found out all the patterns have to be purchased separately.

    I don’t have any Shibui yarn. Too hard to choose just one; they all look so nice.
    If I could try one, I’d pick Staccato because I barely have any merino silk in my stash right now.

    I belong to your Rav. group too.
    Looking forward to knitting more of your patterns. So far, I’ve just knit Hineri Hat.

    StaceyKnitsIt on Ravelry

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  35. Brigi says:

    I have silk cloud from Shibui. If I were to pick another yarn from them, it would be staccato’s beach ball.
    my raverly name is purlingknitty

  36. josie says:

    I would really like to try Heich! (I haven’t allowed myself to spurge on it yet but would love to make the Francis top with it!)

    Rav ID: josiekre

  37. Mirjam says:

    Love to work with Silk Cloud and Heichi. And your Hypotenuse isn’t looking too shabby either!

  38. Hi Olga,

    I’ve already tried the Shibui cloud and Shibui baby alpaca, such soft yarns, I really love them!!
    I have your shibui silk pattern book and I’m dreaming to be able to try Shibui Heichi yarn with Shibui cloud in order to do “Arnett” but those yarns are very expensive here in France, so I’ll wait a little in order to be able to spare some money for it!
    Thank you for the giveaway!! I keep my fingers crossed!
    My username on ravelry is MsBimbamboum.

  39. Katie says:

    Just finished Francis in Heichi – soft and beautiful fabric after washing. I joined the Rav group too!

    katieemma on Ravelry

  40. Melissa says:

    I’ve only used the Staccato and loved it! I want to use the Merino Alpaca at some point….. and would love to knit these – they look beautiful!

    my user name on Ravelry is majohnson and I just joined your group!

  41. Stephanie says:

    I love Shibui sock yarn, it’s my favourite. Especially the Seaweed shade.
    I didn’t try staccato yet, so maybe the next big love?

    Rav ID : Brittany

  42. sunny-lark says:

    I’m one of those unfortunate ones who haven’t yet had a chance to knit with any Shibui yarns. They all look delicious, but if I had a choice which one to try first, I’d love to try Heichi. Or Baby Alpaca DK. Or Merino Alpaca. Well, I guess it’s obvious that I’m unable to decide, so I’ll just stop there and thank you for a chance to win.
    ulca on Rav

  43. I am desperate to knit your hypotenuse pattern! We don’t have much access to Shibui over here, so my only experience is with the Sock yarn. There’s a particular mossy green that I’m very fond of.


  44. biologista says:

    Just joined your design group– my un is ninakitten

  45. biologista says:

    I’ve never used shibui yarn, but i have a couple other patterns that they’ve published; they’re all so pretty!

  46. Marg says:

    I love Merino Alpaca. It’s so warm and cozy. I also love the color selection!

    RAV ID: ModMarg

    Just joined your RAV group 🙂

  47. Marg says:

    I love Merino Alpaca. It’s so warm and cozy. I also love the color selection!

    RAV ID: ModMarg

    Just joined your RAV group 🙂

  48. Unknown says:

    I think my favorite has to be the Shibui Baby Alpaca because it is just so scrumptuous! But I’m currently knitting Olga’s clever Sakasama Jacket in Shibui linen which creates a great fabric because of its chain construction (perfect for the warm climate in Atlanta where I live). All the Shibui yarns come in terrific colors as well.

  49. Unknown says:

    Oops, sorry. I’m “Unknown” above who likes Baby Alpaca, and I’m not great at these comments. My Ravelry name is knitworking.

  50. sweetramona says:

    I just love this and will knit it whether I win or not! I have worked with several Shibui yarns but not the Staccato so that will be fun.

    I am sweetramona on Rav.

  51. Birgitte says:

    I’ve only ever tried ShiBui Sock, but I liked that a lot! The colours are great, too.
    I’m BirgitteStrikker on Rav.

  52. Mary says:

    I think staccato is my favorite…but heichi is definitely a very close second! (I’m mere on Ravelry)

  53. Silk Cloud is gorgeous.

  54. Silk Cloud is gorgeous.

  55. Lynlee says:

    The sadly discontinued Shibui Worsted is my favorite worsted ever.

    However, I am fascinated with the new Heichi and I adore the Baby Alpaca DK.

    Rav ID: PeaceSoup

  56. gloria115 says:

    I like Heichi! Thank you for the chance to win!

    Gloria Patterson

  57. gloria115 says:

    I like Heichi! Thank you for the chance to win!

    Gloria Patterson

  58. RavID: courtneyshannon

    I really like Silk Cloud. I have used it in several projects now and I found it to be a very versatile silk/mohair yarn. It works great by itself to create light but warm accessories and when held together with other yarns it creates a soft halo around the FO.

  59. sharon clues says:

    what a wonderful prize. I haven’t used Shibui yarn before but would love to give them a try along with you gorgeous designs.
    Ravelry ID: sclues

  60. sherryxie says:

    I have been following your blog for a while. Admire your talents and designs! I haven’t used Shibui yarn before; but will give it a try next time in the yarn shop. Ravelry ID: purplesnow

  61. Lisa says:

    I have knit many things with the oh-so-lovely shibui sock 🙂

    (Rav ID: Elloknits)

  62. Elizabeth says:

    I love Stacatto, but then again it’s the only one I’ve worked with.

    Ravelry: eliza013

  63. Anne B. says:

    Love, love, love me some Shibui sock yarn!

  64. Connie says:

    I would have a hard time choosing between Shibui baby alpaca dk and the Silk cloud – what is best is to use both! carolbeech on Ravelry

  65. Zed says:

    I’ve never had the pleasure of knitting with Shibui yarn yet. But I have been eyeing your designs and their yarn for some time now. Would love to try your design!

  66. PenCraft says:

    I made a sweater out of a worsted mohair/merino mix and I love it! Do they even make that yarn now?

  67. Piroschka says:

    I love Shibui Sock! I have a beautiful teal skein here.
    Rav ID: stardiver

  68. mette says:

    I have only knitted with shibui sock, but I would love to try the Heichi one day. Ravid: mette82

  69. TeseoDE says:

    Shibui Staccato is on my wishlist for Christmas, because merino & silk are my favourite fibers and the Shibui colourways are gorgeous. I also love the contemporary design of Shibui, unfortunately, the pattern booklets are hard to get when you live in the middle of nowhere with no decent yarn shop nearby, so I am keeping my fingers crossed and hope to win one of the booklets!!! My ravelry ID is buegie

  70. tvb says:

    I would like to try Linen and Staccato, who plays the new faces in Hipotenuse. Perfect!
    tvb on Ravelry

  71. Lacey says:

    I’ve never gotten to knit with Shibui before because I’ve never really found it in a yarn store I’ve been too. I always like to squish before I buy! 😀 But my LYS owner recently had a rep send her some staccato, and I did get to squish that. I think that would be a lot of fun to knit up. 🙂
    venutianbeauty on Rav

  72. karen says:

    I love the Cima laceweight and Staccato. For my personal taste I like a yarn tht will give good stitch definition.

  73. Diana says:

    Silk Cloud is yummy, and your design is stunning. My Rav name is Artemis06.

  74. Lisa says:

    I’ve not knit with any Shibui Yarn’s yet, but have read many glowing glowing reviews. I love everything about the Hypotenuse Cowl; the pattern, the stitches and the depth of color. Thank you for this contest!
    Rav: llmcguire

  75. emvyknits says:

    I love many Shibui yarns. I have used the Baby Alpaca DK more than the others, it is my favorite. I love your patterns. Please enter me in the contest, my contact info emvyknits@yahoo.com

    Thanks, Mary

  76. GretchenH says:

    I’ve used and love Silk Cloud and have had my eye on the linen and staccato. The colors glow.

  77. roseofisabel says:

    Shibui sock is my all time favorite sock yarn!

  78. tresa says:

    haven’t used Shibui yet but am looking forward to the pattern look awesome !! Rav ID tresabyrd

  79. Sasse says:

    Your Miura Cowl and Foggy Hat are right up my alley! Your yarns are lovely to look at – haven’t had the happy opportunity to TOUCH them yet! (in my DREAMS!)

    At Ravelry I’m Sasse!

  80. Leigh says:

    I haven’t used Shibui yet, but I’ve been looking for a good excuse!


  81. Carlotta says:

    Hi Olga,
    I didn’t try any shibui yarns yet but I’d love to knit with staccato. Thanks for this giveaway! My rav name is carli84.

  82. One Loop Shy says:

    I love Cima (and Silk Cloud) . . . just bought four colors and I am experimenting with it in crochet.

    OneLoopShy on Ravelry

  83. Knit Maniac says:

    I haven’t yet had the pleasure of working with Shibui yarns but I fell in love with the staccato yarn when I saw the draper shawl on the website.
    My ravelry id is purlyBear

  84. Stella's Mom says:

    I can’t really choose a favorite as I have not used Shibui yarns yet. Although, after looking after the yarn offerings on their website, I’m sure I will be soon. I love the looks of the Staccato yarn and Heichi, too!

    IMKnittified on Ravelry

  85. Unknown says:

    I have to say the only shibui yarn I have used is the sock yarn and it was lovely!
    Your pattern hypotenuse is beautiful, can’t wait to make it.
    Ravelry Id Tereyaki

  86. I love the baby alpaca!!! and the merino sock yarn is nice too!
    Your patterns are beautiful!
    Great job!

  87. Axta says:

    I have not yet used Shibui yarn for a project but have ordered for the Merino Sock yarn online. I see perfect shades to make the Aranami Shawl 🙂 I would love to win this collection of Geometry as it was my fave subject in school.

    RavId: Axta

  88. anne12 says:

    I have in my stash 2 skeins of Shibui sock yarn that are expecting me to make progress in knitting socks … and I would like to try Staccato too.

  89. Redhead says:

    I have not used Shibui, yet I love the patterns, and have purchased 3 of the the patterns to make for myself! Too bad they are not electronic downloads… I am shipping them to the other side of the world from the US.

    Almost anything I knit walks out of the door or is destined for the kid. I hope to finally make something for me.

  90. Marcie says:

    Shibui sock is fabulous – Roz on Ravelry –

  91. whatzitknitz says:

    I née dot win so I have a favorite Shibui yarn. It isn’t available in any of the stores near me so I haven’t gotten a chance to try it. I love your patterns though and your cowl looks like another perfect piece.

  92. lories says:

    I love Heichi-it knit up into a gorgeous top-Francis! Thanks again Olga for inspiring me to try this yarn with your clever pattern.

  93. I haven’t tried Shibui yarns yet, but they are on my waiting list. I’d love to use Shibui Linen…
    Ravelry ID: pilarination

  94. Gail French says:

    I have Staccato and Silk Cloud in the waiting to cast on the Parabola. Both are so lovely!

    Ravelry: GSHF

  95. Antje says:

    I love the Shibui Sock, but i don´t knit it. There are wonderful colors!
    My Ravelry ID is antje.

  96. Sharripie says:

    I’ve knit with Sock and Staccato, and I like them each for different reasons. Hypotenuse is a cool pattern!

  97. gyorgyis says:

    Staccato – staccato – staccato!

  98. gyorgyis says:


  99. Sylvia says:

    Staccato is my all time favorite

    Rav Id Sjordan

  100. neilsnana says:

    I love knitting with your sock yarn it is my favorite! My Ravelry name is fuzzienana

  101. I would love to try any of the yarns — just haven’t been able to find any locally.

  102. p says:

    I am a new knitter and am crazy for texture, so Heichi is my favorite, so far! I’m looking forward to trying Staccato, next. It’s awesome to have yarns of such quality to look forward to.

    Rav ID: MsMatcha

  103. Leslie Rueff says:

    That texture is great! Larcyarn on ravelry!

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