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We’re running Snippets right here on MDK every Saturday. Knit to This will appear on Sundays, alternating with Atlas Insider.
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Welcome to your Saturday!
Last week, a wagon train of happy orange envelopes rumbled out of MDK World Headquarters, bound for the homes of 2023 Field Guide subscribers. Contents: love, Norwegianness, and the print edition of MDK Field Guide No. 23, with featured designers Arne & Carlos.
If you’re a 2023 Field Guide subscriber, run out to your mailbox to see if your copy has arrived! You’re already the first on your block to see Arne & Carlos’s designs for Field Guide No. 23, since you received an instant download of the ebook edition. We can’t wait to start knitting with you!
It’s not too late to be an earlybird—subscribe now to the MDK Field Guides for 2023, and we’ll get your copy in the mail, and your ebook download to you instantly. Scroll down to read all the benefits of subscribing, which include a 10 percent discount every time you shop at MDK, and the beautiful feeling of helping us produce top-notch content for knitters, 365 days a year.
Meanwhile . . .
We had a big time on MDK this week.
On Martin Luther King Day, Ann wrote about revealing the hidden history of Nashville and the nation. Her post shares links to excellent resources we’ve been reading, watching, and listening to recently.
MDK’s resident yarn whisperer Jillian Moreno explored an unexpected trait of MDK’s own yarn, Atlas—it’s a gauge shifter!
One of Max Daniels’s simple ideas for a fresh start is to choose a word of the year. If you’re looking for inspiration, readers shared some fantastic words for 2023 in the comments.
Kay grabbed a lifeline out of the January blues. It’s orange, and it’s a hat.
This week’s Atlas Insider has a tendency to go her own way, and it’s always somewhere interesting. If you’d like to join Cristina and whip up a fast Léttlopi sweater in February, she’s got great pattern ideas for you.
To get us in shape for Cristina’s February lopi knitalong, Jen Arnall-Culliford brought us a video tutorial about knitting Léttlopi to the loose and lofty gauge that designer Mary Jane Mucklestone deploys so brilliantly in her Daytripper Cardigan and Destination Pullover from MDK Field Guide No. 17: Lopi.
Remember to enter our giveaway by midnight Central time Sunday night. The prize? Three MDK Field Guides to fill out (or start!) your collection. You choose! See them all here on our Make Your Own Field Guide Bundle page.
At MDK, making knitters happy is our favorite thing. If you have a question, or something is not right, email us at [email protected], and you’ll get a prompt personal response from Nathan or Kay.
Stay healthy, take care of each other, and knit on.
Ann and Kay
We’re Zooming with Arne & Carlos
On January 31, at noon Eastern time, we’ll celebrate the launch of Field Guide No. 23 with a Zoom party with special guests Arne & Carlos. Sign up here.
Get Ready, Big Fun in February!
On February 1, we’ll drop the rope on a worldwide flash knitalong with Arne & Carlos and their legion of fans.
The pattern is a stranded colorwork hat that requires a skein each of these colors of Rowan Norwegian Wool: Ribbon Red, Gold Nugget, Wind Chime, Daphne, and Frost Pink; and 3 mm and 3.5 mm needles for knitting small circumferences in the round by your preferred method. (You can buy exactly those colors in a tidy bundle, right here.)
If you love your weekly date with Snippets, and being a part of the daily fun at MDK, we invite you to support us by subscribing to the MDK Field Guides for 2023. This series of gorgeous little knitting books is at the heart of MDK, and we’re excited for the three new Field Guides we will publish in 2023.
This year’s subscription deal is more deluxe than ever: Field Guide subscribers will save 10% in the MDK Shop. All year long. Every single time you order.
In the Mellow Midwinter
Always a Sale
Did you know? There are always beautiful bargains on the MDK sale page. You never know when we’re going to add something wonderful—no special occasion is required—so check the sale page often.
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