This month’s MDK Gem really sends me into the nostalgia feels.
It’s the snuggler I’ve been swaddling myself in all winter: the Twining Wrap by Carol Feller.
This was the project that got me through early 2020. It’s one of the highlights of Carol Feller’s designs in Field Guide No. 14: Refresh. I look at it and think Wow, I can’t believe I made this. It’s one of those cable projects that is simple to work and dazzling when you’re done.
Carol is famed as a teacher as well as a designer, so we’re lucky to have quick videos from her explaining the techniques she uses in these Field Guide patterns. Here she is, talking us through the Twining Wrap construction. It starts with just four stitches, which lets us ease into the stitch patterns as the shawl grows.
A Special Offer on Carol’s Exquisite Yarn
Field Guide No. 14: Refresh stars not only Carol’s designs, but the yarn that Carol designed herself: Nua Sport.
It’s been a favorite of MDK knitters—Nua Sport isn’t available in all that many places, and there’s something delicious about its unusual fiber mix of merino, yak, and linen.
The colors are great too, with names made up by Carol’s husband. Unexpected Macaw! Frog on the Wall! Kitten Fluff!
Our MDK Gems special offer: Save 10% on Nua Sport from now through March 1 when you use the coupon code REFRESH at checkout.
We’ve just brought in a batch of Nua Sport, so we have all 17 colors available now.
Have a Peek at All the Patterns
And all the designs in Field Guide No. 14: Refresh are lovely.
Transom Cardigan: The fun of exploring clever construction is what this design is all about. The saddle shoulders, the shape of the garment—it all converges in a forever piece that combines classic and modern. And Carol’s training as a textile artist means that the fabric we’re making is a perfect weight, just gorgeous.
Trellis Top: A neat, versatile layer. We love it. It has the easy feel of a poncho, but the buttons down the sides mean you can wear it as you like.
Arcade Cap: A quick topper if you’d like to try a skein or two of Nua Sport.
We hope you’ll have fun hanging out in Carol’s world. This Field Guide is such a breath of fresh air.