Today’s the day! With Arne & Carlos leading the way, we’re starting a month of knitting hats. Come hop on the hatwagon—it’s gonna be fun.
Hanging Out with Arne & Carlos
Our Zoom conversation was great yesterday—there it is up top. These guys are endlessly fascinating when talking about the design work they do.
And be sure to join Arne & Carlos on Wednesdays during February, for their Sit and Knit for a Bit podcast on YouTube. Beginning today at noon Eastern, they’ll be talking about the knitalong, with tips and hacks, here. (And subscribe if you haven’t seen this podcast—it’s such fun!)
A quick stranded romp: the Setesdal Hat, winsome star of Field Guide No. 23: Glow. If you’re curious about dipping into colorwork, this is a fantastic first project. The motifs are simple, the color changes easy, and the chart is clear. Before you know it, zing: you’ve made a wildly cheerful Setesdal Hat.
The pattern: get it here, as part of Field Guide No. 23: Glow. Print and ebook editions available. Check out the Ravelry page with yarn and needle requirements right here.
The yarn: Rowan Norwegian Wool. Get a five-color bundle from us here. Or choose from 14 Norwegian Wool colors right here. Or, as with all our knitalongs, feel free to use your own yarn.
The schedule: Knitalong will run through February 28, at which point we’ll all have hats and life will be a little bit more colorful.
Hang out with fellow Setesdalers in the MDK Lounge, right here, for tips, help, and sharing.
Prizes? Of Course
We love to see your progress on social media! Take photos of your hat in progress and post on Instagram or Facebook, and tag them with #arnecarlos and #moderndailyknitting. You’ll be eligible to win all the Rowan Norwegian Wool needed to knit the amazing Valdres Pullover from Field Guide No. 23: Glow, plus some beautiful sets of needles from Prym!
In addition, MDK will be giving three $50 gift cards to randomly selected knitalong participants. And one randomly selected knitter will receive the entire set of MDK Field Guides in ebook form—23 in all!
Keep us posted! We’re looking forward to seeing what you cook up.