Meet your new favourite designer duo, Kiyomi and Sachiko Burgin! As Yonsei, fourth generation Japanese Canadians, they often found themselves in the care of their Nisei grandmother who, among other things, taught them how to knit. We’ve long admired the twins’ talent to infuse unique and contemporary design details with classic knitwear styles, and we’re honoured to publish their first collaborative collection, Moon and Turtle: Knitting Patterns with Variations!
Moon and Turtle contains nine knit designs (4 garments, 5 accessories) which showcase an edgy, urban aesthetic, reflecting Kiyomi and Sachiko’s life in Toronto / Tkaronto, Canada. All the designs are customisable - think tall versions, sleeve-length adjustments, different necklines, gender neutral patterns - so that they can be worn by as many people as possible!
The duality associated with identical twins is thoughtfully and intelligently embedded into every aspect of Moon and Turtle. From the designs, to the authors’ musings, to the title of the book itself, there’s a quiet harmony in the idea that two things or people can be visually similar but also appreciably distinct. Kiyomi and Sachiko’s collection is truly synergic.