We have been itching to share this news with you.
Jen and Jim Arnall-Culliford are back!
A Year of Techniques showed us a fascinating way to learn. And this new program, Boost Your Knitting, explores a brand-new set of techniques that will give you even more ways to have fun with your knitting.
Each month, Boost Your Knitting will feature a new project by a supertalented designer as the focus for learning something new about knitting.
Twelve months, a dozen projects, a year of learning with free online video tutorials from Jen, a ton of tips and instruction in each pattern. And beautiful yarns, clever designs, and a Ravelry conversation with a brain trust of smart knitters helping each other.
These are some of the brightest lights in the knitwear world.
The cleverness of these folks cannot be overstated. These designs are specifically created for Boost Your Knitting, so that the highlighted technique is central to what you’re making.
Felicity (Felix) Ford
With A Year of Techniques, we found that even if we had some understanding of a technique, these tutorials gave us so much new knowledge and insight. Boost Your Knitting will provide the same sort of next-level teaching.
The Video Tutorials
As with A Year of Techniques, we will feature each month’s free video tutorial here on MDK. We find that Jen’s calm manner and direct, straightforward explanations are among the best in the knitting world. We refer to the tutorials from A Year of Techniques often. (Here are the video tutorials for their previous books, so you can see what we’re talking about.)
The Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Ravelry group for Boost Your Knitting will be in session all year long—so much wisdom and help given and received.
How to Get in on Boost Your Knitting?
This is an innovative, clever way to learn.
Are There Yarns Available?
Absolutely! Jen and Jim have pulled together kits for the projects, and you can order them directly from AC Knitwear, right here. We are firm believers that new yarn makes a new technique all the more fun, so we encourage you to get over there and set yourself up with the beautiful yarns they have paired with these designs.
We frankly encourage you to go all in on this and order up the Ultimate Boost Your Knitting offer: the digital program, the print book, and all four seasonal kits. Details are here. You’ll be set for all the yarns with only one order, and the pricing is the best.
(To be clear, we won’t be carrying the yarns in the MDK Shop. We will have the print book available in September, but honestly, we really hope you’ll jump in now and support Jen and Jim. We are simply the biggest Jen and Jim fans imaginable, and we want you to discover them, too.)
When Does It All Start?
March 1 will be the glorious launch of the first project. When you sign up now and order yarns, you’ll be ready to go when the first pattern is released.
We love this way of learning. We’re grateful to Jen and Jim for letting us be a part of it, and we hope you’ll join in as Boost Your Knitting gets under way come March 1.
Ann and Kay