MDK Gems: Parallelogram Scarf and Shawl Balls
Hey there, it’s MDK Gems time—a quick moment when we cook up a special deal for you in celebration of a great Field Guide design and yarn.
This one is such a fan fave, one of MDK’s most popular designs ever. Kay and I have made at least six of these, and writing this post has got me in the mood again.
So brilliant. In this slim volume, Cecelia introduces us to sequence knitting, where knits and purls combine in literally endless ways to form exquisite textures.
For the Parallelogram Scarf, the use of Freia Shawl Balls adds a mesmerizing color play to the textures.
You knit it to find out what color is next. This is weirdly and totally compelling.
What’s the Special Deal?
Order any quantity of Freia Shawl Balls, and we’ll include a free ebook edition of Field Guide No. 5: Sequences, a $9.95 value. We are not joking when we say this book will change your knitting life. It’s amazing.
Here are the colors used in the samples above. From the top:
We have 12 additional colors available if you’re the pick-your-own-colors type.
Pretty much any two colors will make a beautiful result. My only advice is to avoid getting too matchy about it—the color contrasts are the fun here.
Our quantity of Tina Whitmore’s hand-dyed wonder yarn is limited, so definitely hop on this one fast. Order through Tuesday, September 12.
Your Parallelogram Scarf will be one of a kind, thanks to this hand-dyed Freia yarn. And you will truly love making it, wearing it, treasuring it.
For the Truly Ambitious
If you really want to go for it, we have in stock maybe a dozen Freia Yarn Bombs, the same yarn but double the yardage as a Shawl Ball. Pick two colors, cast on 201 stitches, and follow the pattern. You will end up with a stupendously beautiful shawl. The Double Wide, we call it. You’ll receive the Sequences Field Guide ebook—and our undying respect. (The colors below are mostly gone, but you can see what the color play is across this version.)