What is an MDK Gem, you ask?
It’s that special moment when we shine the MDK sunbeam on a favorite Field Guide design and yarn, and offer you a quick special deal. This month? Marl fever!
Order any quantity of this extraordinary laceweight yarn (two balls make a perfect Marlogram), and we’ll provide a free PDF download of Field Guide No. 19: Marls, which includes the Marlogram pattern. This offer is good through Monday, December 5.
The idea here: hold two strands of yarn together and work a simple knit-and-purl pattern. When the two strands are gradient yarns, the color game gets fun really fast.
We see two basic color strategies here.
Strategy 1: Wild contrast. We haven’t seen a bad combo yet. Extremely vibrant Freia calms down when marled like this. Colors that you think wouldn’t go together actually marl up in fascinating ways.
This is Dahlia and Woodsman. Amazing result.
Strategy 2: Two balls, one color. The color shifts are tonal and subtle, and sometimes there will be moments of colors colliding for a perfect solid. This is the sort of low-stakes drama that we love: what’s going to happen next???
Blue Velvet and, yes, Blue Velvet, wound in two ways
The result here? Tone on tone on tone.
If this sounds like fun, hop on this deal—we’ve got delicious colors in stock at the moment. (See them up top.) Order by December 5 to take advantage of this MDK Gem—a free ebook of Field Guide No. 19: Marls, in a download link that appears in your order confirmation email.