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What is an MDK Gem, you ask?

It’s that special moment when we shine the MDK sunbeam on a favorite Field Guide design and yarn, and offer you a quick special deal.

This month? It’s one of my all-time favorite projects, Nancy Marchant’s Honeycomb Scarf from Field Guide No. 21: Brioche. See the how-to video we made for the stitch pattern here.

A simple broken-rib brioche stitch comes alive when worked in the superb gradient yarns of Tina Whitmore’s Freia Fine Handpaints.

The yarn?

A cute little box filled with all the yarn you need to make the Honeycomb Scarf: the Honeycomb Scarf Bundle. It’s a Freia Shawl Ball and four Minikins.

What’s the quick special deal?

When you order this bundle now through February 22, we’ll include—free!—the ebook download of Field Guide No. 21: Brioche, where you’ll find the Honeycomb Scarf pattern.

We have three colorways available. Summer:



To be clear, there’s no telling how your yarns will knit up, which is why this project is wildly addicting. I’ve made three of these, and seeing these pictures is giving me the craving for another one.

Be sure to order your Honeycomb Scarf Bundle by next Wednesday, February 22. Supplies are limited to the stock we have on hand.

MDK Field Guide Subscribers, use your subscriber coupon code to save 10 percent on your Honeycomb Scarf Bundle—and all full-price merchandise in the MDK Shop, every time you shop. Not a subscriber? Learn more here.


  • I love mine – every time I pick it up I’m reminded that I DID IT (with good teaching and a few false starts)

  • I still need to finish mine…it’s been marinating for quite awhile. This gives me the inspiration to pick it back up!!!! These are so incredibly gorgeous!!!!

  • Love Freia yarns. Have worked with the spring package, a Denim Bomb and the latest was a box of the basic palette of nine manikins. So much fun.

  • Do you have bundles with a thicker yarn for tires fingers? I started one with the fingerling but I’d love to make one with thick yarn. Thanks!

    • We don’t carry a heavier weight of Freia, but we love the weight of it held double (which would approximate worsted).

  • I finished mine but it took a long time to make. I even took it on my summer travels to Europe. Did anyone else make the same mistake as me and not switch the colours A and B every 19 inches? It still looks good, but now I am tempted to make another one and follow the pattern more closely. I’m just not sure I want to devote the time with so many other great things to make. It’s definitely soft and beautiful though.

    • No, but I made the decision not to switch and now wonder if I’d like my scarf better if I did – I was using just two colors (two large balls, not the minikins). In hindsight. . . Although as I am not finished yet, maybe it’s not too late 😉 It might renew my verve for this project.

  • Love that scarf but I can’t get Brioche for the of life of me. I’d love to see another scarf with this beautiful yarn!!!

  • I loved making this shawl! I was hoping to show it off to you in Nashville (Arne & Carlos) but left it home by accident and at VKL last weekend but never saw you – I always get so many compliments on it!

  • I’m about to finish my first, but there is lust in my heart for a second and maybe even a third.

  • I am making mine double the width using to Yarn Bombs which are 800+ yards each. Its a much slower progression of colors. I am making slow progress on it because its generally my airplane project. No need to count rows, no worrying about shaping, etc. I am just starting to see a subtle color shift! I wish I could post photos here.

  • Acknowledging that all of the bundles are sold out, would you consider posting the colorways used in this post so we could make our own? I’m 3/4 through my spring bundle and now want to make all four!

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