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Dear knitter,

Welcome to your Saturday! 

We’re all aglow from a week-long celebration of Field Guide No. 23: Glow, starring Norwegian national treasures, the designers Arne & Carlos. 


Launch Party!

On Tuesday, Arne & Carlos joined us and a big group for a launch party on Zoom. If you missed it, watch the recording here. (While you’re there, please subscribe to our YouTube channel, and help us get over 1,000 subscribers so we can post longer videos. Thank you!)

A Legendary Knitalong

Big fun! We’ve just begun a February knitalong to introduce us to the wonderful world of Arne & Carlos. On our needles: the Setesdal Hat, a great first colorwork project.

We’ve got a yarn bundle, right here: five colors of Rowan Norwegian Wool, enough for several Setesdal Hats if you mix up color combinations. (We are also excited about a two-color version. Pick two colors here, and off you go.)

For more details about the knitalong—there will be prizes and socializing!—read here

Join the Fun

Get your copy of MDK Field Guide No. 23: Glow right here, in print-plus-ebook or ebook-only editions.

Our brand-new lookbook shows all the projects and yarns you’ll need, with shopping cart links for easy shopping. Just click below to view!

Meanwhile . . .

We had a big time on MDK this week. 

We took a walking tour of the four designs featured in the new MDK Field Guide: Setesdal Hat, Valdres Pullover, Rosy Mittens, and Kos Neckwarmer!

As we embark on colorwork adventures, Kate Atherley shows us the way she does it. Spoiler: both colors are worked with the right hand! Mind blown. (For a quick refresher on traditional, two-handed stranding, check out our short Skill Set video.)

This week’s Atlas Insider is our queen of pattern modifications. See what she’s up to with her own quickie cowl version of Joji Locatelli’s Cuatro Wrap. 

Remember to enter our giveaway by midnight Central time Sunday night. The prize? Your three favorite Nell Ziroli patterns, delivered direct to your Ravelry library. Nell has a gift for you: 20 percent off all patterns in her Nell Knits shop at Ravelry with code AtlasLove.

If you’re new to MDK, welcome. We built this place for you. Our mission is to elevate the knitting life, by providing free daily content, exciting designers, friendly community, and a first-class shopping experience. If you have a question, or something is not right, email us at, 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

Off we go! Big fun in February.

Norwegian Wool

This is the stuff. There is no more perfect yarn for Arne & Carlos’s designs for MDK Field Guide No. 23: Glow. Norwegian Wool is the yarn they designed themselves.

If you’re on the lookout for your first Scandinavian sweater project, we humbly point you to Valdres Pullover. Get your Norwegian Wool here.

The Kos Neckwarmer is an excellent warm-up (pun intended) for bigger colorwork projects, such as the Valdres Pullover. The muted side of the Norwegian Wool palette glows here.

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If you love your weekly date with Snippets, we invite you to support us by subscribing to the MDK Field Guides for 2023. This series of gorgeous little books is at the heart of MDK, and we’re excited for the three new Field Guides of 2023. We’ll ship your copy of MDK Field Guide No. 23: Glow immediately!

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  • When I click the link to watch the video mentioned in this post it says it is private and therefore unavailable. Is there somewhere else we can view it?

    • So sorry! We’re on it! It’s not private at all in our heads! Please check back in a bit. As they say on superannoying calls to Comcast, Thank You For Your Patience! ; )

  • Same as comment #1.. couldn’t watch video because it was marked “private.”

    • Have a peek now–we unprivated it. Thanks for your patience!

  • Same concern about the link ~ I did however see the Zoom meeting but wanted to sign up for your YouTube channel ~ is it possible to do so by going directly to YouTube and searching for your channel?

    • Yes you can. Here’s the link to their channel, if it doesn’t work just search for Modern Daily Knitting.

      • Thanks for the assist, Linda! Appreciate your help.

  • I had the same problem and was also wondering how I can sign up for the youtube channel (unless it will be completely obvious once I can access the video).

    • The Subscribe button appears on our YouTube page–thank you for asking! ; )

  • Just in case anyone’s scared by the comments, the video is totally accessible at 8:45 Pacific Time (patience, or sleeping in sometimes pays off). Oh, and there’s 1.11K subscribers now — Congratulations!

  • Do you have any suggested videos for two-handed purling Fair Isle?

  • Please unsubscribe me.Thank you.

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