Silka, is a mother of three kids with a full time profession in IT industry. Silka or Silkie (nickname from her close friends) learned to knit from her mother since young but she never did develop the interest in knitting. Silka picked up knitting again after graduated from College in the 90s and the reason she knitted was mainly just to make small hand-made gifts to her friends. In 2008, Silka started knitting for her kids and caught herself ‘hacking’ patterns all the time when she knits; hence, a couple years after she decided to start designing her own patterns so that she wouldn’t have to ‘hack’ anymore. Silka started off designing purses, then venture off to design garment for her kids and herself. In between working full time and taking care of her family, she spends all her remaining free time knitting and designing.
Silka has published some of her designs in Creative Knitting and Interweave Knits. Her designs are also available at Raverly.com, Patternfish, Interweave Store and her Etsy store. Silka brands her design under the name of ‘Kaleido’ which is the a short form for ‘Kaleidoscope’.