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Dear knitter,

Today, we celebrate the arrival of Field Guide No. 23: Glow, starring that dynamic duo from Norway, Arne & Carlos!

Midwinter is here, time for knitting with maximum warmth and joy.

Get your copy right here. It’s available in a print edition with a Ravelry download code inside. And it’s available in an ebook-only edition.

Joy Ahead

Starting today, the knitting is going to be fantastically colorful. The four designs in this Field Guide show Arne & Carlos’s love for the knitting traditions of Scandinavia, blended with their modern sensibility. And color—their absolute favorite thing.

We’ve created a brand-new lookbook for this Field Guide—it shows all the projects and yarns you’ll need, with shopping cart links for easy shopping. Just click the arrow to view!

Come Celebrate with Arne & Carlos!

We have a Zoom launch party set for Tuesday, January 31, noon Eastern time. Arne & Carlos will be joining us from their famously glowy house in Norway, north of Oslo—we can’t wait to talk with them about these Field Guide designs and the knitalong that has us all wound up. Sign up for this free event here, and we’ll email you the Zoom link on January 31.

Knitalong Begins Next Wednesday, February 1

To kick off this Field Guide, we’re all going to knit the Setesdal Hat during February.

We’ve got a yarn bundle, right here, that will set you up for glory: five colors of Rowan Norwegian Wool, enough to make several Setesdal Hats if you try different color combinations. (We are fans of a two-color version, just sayin.)

Starting February 1, Arne & Carlos will be talking about the knitalong, with tips and hacks, every Wednesday during their Sit and Knit for a Bit podcast on YouTube. (Subscribe now if you haven’t seen this podcast—it’s hugely popular.)

Details about the Setesdal Hat right here on Ravelry.


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 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!

Subscriber Reminder

If you’re a Field Guides subscriber, a) thank you! and b) be sure to use your January 10% discount code that we emailed to you on January 2 or when you subscribed this month. It’s good for every order of non-discounted products in the MDK Shop.

If you’d like to become a subscriber and get in on this special year-long subscriber benefit, here’s where you sign up. Then, watch your email inbox for your first 10% discount code. (If it doesn’t show up, write to us at, where Nathan and Kay are standing by, happy to help with any questions.)

Friends, we are beside ourselves about getting to hang out in virtual Norway this winter. We’re really proud to be working with Arne & Carlos. They have a sensibility that we love, and their legions of fans across the world feel the same way. Thank you for coming along—a lot of fun ahead.


Ann and Kay


  • Love the idea of making more than one hat!

  • Okay I’m in.

    Your friend Startitis

  • That sweater! I can’t wait to explore the Norwegian wool.

  • Yarn purchased and ebook downloaded. I’m excited to start

  • Can you tell me of the yarn used is more on the prickly sticky side or the smoother side?

    • Can we know in advance the amount of wool we would need to order to knit the pullover? Will it be made available in a bundle? ❤️

  • Yarn has arrived, as has print edition of GLOW. Tomorrow I start swatching. Zipidy Doo Dah!!!

  • Ooh, i love the idea of a two color version! Thanks!

  • I love the hat but I’m obsessed with the mittens. Can I do the mittens for the KAL?

    • I will be making the mittens too – the day I received my Field Guide, a friend mentioned how she was in need of mittens. That’s too serendipitous to ignore! I’m not speaking for MDK, but in past Field Guide KALs, they have not excluded people knitting other patterns.

  • Due to job I’m not on Facebook or instagram How or where else can I post.

    • You can post in the MDK lounge. The link is in the upper left corner. I am also not on Facebook or instagram, but really enjoy the lounge!

  • Will be doing the KAL in 2 colors! Yeah, so excited!

  • I’m anxiously awaiting my Glow Field Guide. That sweater is awesome!

  • Have the guide, about to buy some yarn (for two colour version — thanks for that), and looking forward to the KAL! 🙂

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