We feel like this about MDK Atlas:
Guinevere needs a Knight Hood to be absolutely perfect
Encouraging knitters to jump in on a spring knitalong in which we knit lots and lots of lofty, springy, and WARM wool is just the kind of challenge we like to set ourselves. Will the lure of Erika Knight’s stunning and clean-lined designs, plus a brand-new yarn, motivate people to accept our cordial invitation? And will they have a great time doing it?
Yes and yes! We’re midway through our Erikalong, in which we’re knitting all of the projects in MDK Field Guide No. 20: Atlas, and the beautiful knits are underway, and also flying off the needles. The Lounge is buzzing with activity, enthusiasm, and—always—opinions and how-to help.
Powerful proof of knitalong can be found in the MDK Lounge and on Instagram under the hashtag #mdkErikalong, and a sampling appears in the gallery above. The needles of team MDK are clicking right along with you! Cristina has finished her Old Friend Pullover and moved on to an Escalator Scarf in Atlas’s vivid blue Lapis. Ann is also Escalating, in the soft pink of Tutu. What about me? I like to think I’m the real MVP here: I’ve got an Old Friend Pullover on the needles in Truffle, and a freshly-finished Stepping Stone Throw (bold colorway) soaking in the kitchen sink. (Yes! A whole entire blanket, because I’m a hero and I love making blankets!)
Our knitalong goes to the end of May, so there’s still plenty of time to get in on the fun.
Pick a project from Field Guide No. 20: Atlas. Get your yarn game figured out, and cast on!
Clicking on the links below will take you to the pattern pages on Ravelry.com, where you can find knitted measurements, yardage requirements, and cool stuff like that.
Easy Yet Dazzling: Escalator Scarf. Inventive, twisty cables and ladders, wow.
Meditative: Old Friend Pullover. As cozy a sweater as we’ve seen. Stockinette is pure solace.
Adventurous: Stepping Stone Throw. Entrelac is a modular style of knitting that has got our curiosity cooking. How does it do that? We’re about to find out. (Plus: a really great deal for you! We’ve got exclusive Atlas bundles for this in three colorways. Save 10% off the single-skein price, plus free U.S. shipping.)
Cool Modern/Medieval: Knight Hood. Wear it up or down in a cowl-like way—get your Eleanor of Aquitaine on! For the hat averse, this is your ticket.
Cute and Puzzly: Scrap Tote. An entrelac starter, and a great way to use up scraps.
Whether you’re cheering from the sidelines or you’re down in the arena with your needles on fire, we appreciate you. Your support—by spectating, knitting, sharing, and shopping—makes all the fun happen around here, and we’re very grateful. Let’s get these projects done so we can wear them!