Announcing! The Designer for Field Guide No. 21

By Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner
May 18, 2022

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  • Omg, what a get! I will definitely be ordering this issue, and thankfully the wait won’t be too long.

    • Oh my! I am fastening my seat belt in readiness for this journey!

  • WoooHoooo! Could not be more excited for this episode! Love, love, love Nancy Marchant!

  • This is so exciting! I’ve always wanted to learn this skill set, but never made it a priority. I always look forward to the next Field Guide, but this one really piqued my interest!

  • This Field Guide will be exciting and challenging – two factors knitters love! Hopefully the patterns will use Atlas…..
    now I need to learn brioche stitch!

  • So excited to know brioche will be coming soon. Thank you, MDK, and Nancy Marchant! Brioche has been on my bucket list for awhile.

  • It’s on my knitting bucket list the past 2 years, it’s time to brioche!

  • I can’t tell you how excited I am!! Nancy is one if my absolute favourite designers…. I need to hurry up and finish some stuff here because I know I will want to cast on all of this Field Guide!

  • I can’t wait! Brioche is on my list of techniques to learn!!

    • I ‘ve been meaning to learn this technique, but keep finding one after another must- do- next project…. this will be the inspiration I have needed. Thanks!

  • Wow! What a wish come true! I took a brioche class a while ago and came away totally puzzled. I signed up for Party Lyons’ class recently and I am actually making progress. I was JUST thinking that it was funny that MDK didn’t have a brioche adventure too. Can’t wait to see what you will be enticing us with!!

    • Haha..I meant Patty, but I bet she does not mind me calling her Party!!!

    • I’m taking the Patty Lyons class also. I learned from Nancy Marchant on Craftsy but the learning curve is high for me, so I am double dipping. I think the fabric is fascinating and I always want to have a brioche project going (along with a sock, and a large, long-term project too). Excited about this Field Guide!

    • I’m in Patty’s class too, Lisa! Perfect timing!

  • Perfect timing! Just completed two brioche classes at my LYS, so I am definitely in a brioche state of mind. Nancy’s designs are the best.

  • I love brioche and the fabric it creates! Nancy takes it to a whole new level and is a wonderful teacher. I’m very excited to be a subscriber!

  • So much fun ahead! When will #21 be released?

    • The official on-sale date is June 3; subscriber copies go out early meaning very soon!

  • Like most of us, I learned to brioche from Nancy in a Craftsy class. The projects in that class are just wonderful. Can’t wait to see see what she has in store for us with this field guide. Hooray!

  • So looking forward to adding brioche to my knitting techniques!

  • What is Nancy Marchant wearing in this picture? It looks stunning, so does she!

    • I couldn’t see a pattern like this in her Ravelry designs, but it looks like it might be a cardigan modification of this free pattern:

    • Her sweater is so cool, it looks covered in storm troopers. Now I’ll never un-see it.

  • Yay, yay, YAY!! I’m a baby brioche-er and can’t wait to learn more! I managed to learn as motivated to knit Joji Locatelli’s Newspaper Sweater and am delighted to have this opportunity to learn from the best with my MDK tribe.

  • I love brioche, and I’m looking forward to this field guide!

  • Very exciting! I have been watching her Craftsy class and slowly trying to learn brioche.

  • Is there a way to check to see if my subscription is still active?

    • Hi Debbie, I’ll check and email you.

  • So excited !

  • Hooray, for #21. I keep putting off learning Brioche, now I won’t. Can you tell us what yarn to gather in inticipation (ie)?

  • VERY EXCITED! (Yes, I yelled.)

  • Is there a pattern for that jacket? Congrats on this. Should be a great one!

  • Love her work but disappointed you did not go with a newer upcoming designer. Plus Brioche knitting is like a exclusive club, it’s complicated and some of us just don’t get in…

    • I have found that whenever MDK launches a new field guide, they provide a lot of resources to help all of us knitters understand the patterns and the process.

  • OMG I’m so excited! I’m working through Brioche Building Blocks – Patty Lyons’s online KAL – right now and look forward to applying that knowledge to projects from the next field guide!!

  • I’ve tried to learn Brioche and it was not fun for me at the time, but I am not one to give up, so I hope this will be my chance to re-learn 😉

    • I had a similar feeling about my early forays in brioche, years ago, but thanks to Nancy I’m a happy junior briocher now!

  • Exciting news! I love the glorious squooshiness of brioche knitting 🙂

  • Score!!!! Can’t wait for mine.

  • Is the jacket she’s wearing in this post photo made using brioche stitch? I think of it as looking like extra squishy ribbing. I’d love to know what stitch pattern that jacket fabric is…

  • OMG!!! This is gonna be a must have!!!

  • I’m SO excited about this Field Guide!!! I’ve been wanting to learn brioche for some time now, but haven’t quite gotten around to taking the plunge. I know THIS will get me going!!

  • Yay!! Very exciting. Glad I’m a subscriber so I’ll get #21 asap!

  • Double exciting! Exciting because Nancy and also exciting not actually a zombie animated toy. Maybe I live with a 14 year old boy. But in my case that also means I don’t live with a screaming baby anymore, and I could probably face some brioche!

  • Woo hoo! I am learning how to brioche with Patty Lyons right now. By the time I get the Field Guide I should have the basics down.

  • Excellent choice!

  • Looked thru my e-copy today, and promptly ordered materials for 2 projects! But is the green hat being worn by one of the models a handknit — and if so, can you share the pattern?

  • Received mine today and it was beautiful! Unfortunately my dog chewed it up before I could spend much time with it. He’s an older boy and is apparently constantly hungry frim the prednisone he’s taking for polyarthritis. Thank goodness for the downloadable version!

  • I love brioche but could not go beyond the 2- color basics. Nancy’s brioche book is an amazing compendium of everything you can do with brioche but I need hand holding to get ahead!

  • Back at the first Vogue Knitting Live (I was so lucky!) I got to take a brioche class with Nancy Marchant and after seeing her designs and samples felt that I was on the cusp of something really special. And brioche has indeed become quite a trend. Nancy was articulate and inspiring and her designs are now even more breathtaking. So looking forward to see what she has come up with.