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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!)

The Project

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.


  • All four of the most charming knitting icons, all in one Zoom, you say? During a local ice storm? Why yes, it was delightful! Fiddling with/rearranging colors to cast on my hat today!

  • hi the is not active unable to enter my codes

  • Cudos to MDK. How can it get any better? MDK + A&C =

  • I am having such FOMO about this KAL! My favorite knitting folks doing a collaboration? Love it! ❤️ But we’re smack in the middle of an out of state relocation and it’s the worst timing for me. Cheering you on from the sidelines.

  • Has anyone else had problems ordering the field guide? The little ball just spins and spins and never finishes my order. I have been trying for a week to order a copy

    • Hi there! You might try closing your browser and relaunching – that does seem to work when this pops up. Alternately, using a different device – works almost every time. We’ve shipped hundreds and hundreds of them so it seems like it might just be a glitch somewhere

  • Great folks! Great pattern! Great prizes! So many choices . . .

  • Awesome.

  • Hello, I can White in french ? Je vais commencer à tricoter le bonnet avec des restants de laine dans mon stock. Laine mérinos tricotée en 3,5.

    • I’m not on Facebook or Instagram but am enjoying the Arne & Carlos Setesdal Hat knit along! What a confidence builder!!! I’m now pondering taking on the additional beautiful patterns in the MDL Field Guide No. 23.
      I’m following Arne & Carlos on YouTube and the tutorials as needed. They are very helpful.
      I purchased the hat kit and Field Guide No. 23 once I committed a month late for the knit along and am extremely pleased with the Norwegian wool and the Field Guide instructions.
      I’m apparently unable to post a picture here of my progress (or to enter the prize contest) however am speeding along without holes at my join with circular needles and am spot on in the pattern development.
      Thank you DMK for all your support in this knit along!

  • wonderful zoom meeting. cant wait to start

  • I’m sad that I can’t get the field guide subscription because you can’t ship to Canada ☹️ is there someplace else I can access the pattern for this knit along?

  • Lovely colors!

  • Very interesting. Loved hearing about the Norwegian traditions and the American counterparts.

  • With the hat bundle would there be enough yarn for the hat and mitten??

  • I was all set to join the Setesdal Hat project but when I got back from Puglia after one week of record cold weather and wearing the same vest and other outer garments, I decided I needed some Dickies instead!

  • I got the book the day my LYS received it in their store! I’m going to use my leftover Vintage by Berroco for my first one. Looking forward to it!! Love all the extra hints & help on the MDK pages. I get to tour when I’m doing the Nashville Knitopia with Melissa Leapman—SO EXCITED!!

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