It’s hard not to be inspired when working inside a warehouse full of amazing yarn. Ever since the very first tiny sample skein of Atlas came through our doors, I’ve been unable to knit with anything else. It’s actually becoming a problem as I now have a streak that cannot be broken (á la Wordle—current streak 238 TYVM). Ideal weight, texture, and color? For me, it’s always Atlas.
For weeks at MDK HQ, Ann spoke of Amy Christoffers’s Pressed Flowers Shawl and how we should make an Atlas version of it, and that’s when I realized I could both have my cake and eat it too. I would be able to knit with the bold, dreamy Spincycle Dream State—that I’d been eyeing for months—without having to break my Knit-with-Atlas streak!
I worked a small swatch to see how the mosaic pattern would look since it’s been years since my last attempt at mosaic stitch was abandoned in the dustiest corner of my basement studio. Even after reading through the pattern and scouring all the projects on Ravelry, I couldn’t quite figure out how the colors would play out until I started knitting it. After a false start on too-small needles, the project just flew off my needles in a mere couple of weeks.
This is Atlas in Truffle (4 skeins) and Dream state in (top down) Rusted Rainbow, Ghost Ranch, nostalgia, and Stay Ready.
Now, what’s my next project? I already have the perfect yarn in mind . . .
How to enter?
Step 1: Sign up for MDK emails, right here. If you’re already signed up, you’re all set. We have a new option for texting, so when you sign up for those, you’ll get a coupon code good for 10% off your next MDK order.
Step 2: What is your favorite Amy Christoffers design? Let us know in the comments.
Deadline for entries: Sunday, December 18, 11:59 PM Central time. We’ll draw a random winner from the entries. Winner will be notified by email.