Let’s get some air, shall we? How about a hilltop breeze in Cork, Ireland? Let’s take a little walk with Carol Feller, whose four new designs are featured in the newly-released MDK Field Guide No. 14: Refresh.
I feel refreshed already.
We’re so excited for the knitting days and nights to come, when we’ll get to explore these designs. It’s an added pleasure to be working with a yarn that is brand new to us: Nua Sport, a blend of wool, yak, and linen that Carol Feller designed herself. There’s a wonderful unity to a designer being able to work with yarn that’s been spun to the exact specifications she’s looking for.
Here’s my one and only (yet), precious ball of Nua Sport, in the shade Unexpected Macaw.
Everybody at MDK World Headquarters in Nashville loves this color, but we have one question: what color is an expected macaw?
My one ball of Unexpected Macaw will give me a chance to put Nua Sport through its paces. If you’re curious about Nua Sport, Carol’s Arcade Cap in Field Guide No. 14 is the perfect one-skein tryer-outer project.
Here’s one in the shade known as Cafe Flamingo, a friend of unexpected macaw.
And because I’m sorely deprived of knitting needle variety these days, this project will also give me a chance—finally, belatedly—to learn Magic Loop.
As we explore MDK Field Guide No 14, Carol will be back with short video tutorials for us. She’s a wonderful teacher. Check out her YouTube channel and see what I mean.
If you’re looking at one of the MDK Field Guide No. 14 projects and wondering, “Can I do that?”—the answer is yes, with Carol’s help, you definitely can.
This is going to be So. Much. Fun.