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Dear knitter,

Welcome to your Saturday! 

Have you joined the Great Dickie-along? Arne and Carlos’s super-fast, super-fun Kos Neckwarmer has big dickie energy, and we’re having a blast. Ann had to wrestle with a little thing called gauge her first time around, but her second Kos Neckwarmer is a big win for knitterly gumption.

There’s plenty of time to join the dickie party in the MDK Lounge. Need supplies? You’ll need 2 balls of Norwegian Wool in your main color, and single balls or leftovers of 3 additional colors, to make the pattern as written. Or you can change it up to a graphic, 2-color version with 2 balls of your main color and 2 balls of a contrasting shade. Have fun whipping up this cheerful and cheering project, and you can pretend you’re Scandinavian on your next chilly walk. 

Meanwhile . . .

We had a big time on MDK this week. 

MDK’s resident yarn sommelier Jillian Moreno paired a strand of Atlas with a strand of Kidsilk Haze, and gosh: they are so good together. 

If Max Daniels’s latest self-care sermonette doesn’t get you singing Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock” at the top of your lungs, we don’t know what will. 

Early industrial looms! Heavy metal weaving! Tag along with Adrienne Martini on a visit to Thistle Hill Weavers

When the world’s cutest baby pants pattern needs a new yarn, who you gonna call? (Kay.)

This weekend, take a few minutes to watch this beautiful short video, and pat yourself on the back if you knit with wool—you’re helping preserve a renewable, sustainable resource, and the planet’s biodiversity.

Remember to enter this week’s giveaway by midnight Central time Sunday night. The prize: 2 skeins of our favorite U.S.-grown, U.S.-spun, U.S.-dyed wool yarn. You guessed it: MDK Atlas

If you’re new to MDK, come on in and sit with us. Our mission is to elevate the knitting life, by providing new content daily, plus exciting designers, friendly community, and a first-class shopping experience. Questions? Email us anytime at, and you’ll get a prompt personal response from a real live MDK person.

Stay healthy, take care of each other, and knit on.


Ann and Kay

Dickie Adventures

The Great Dickie-along is now in progress through April 7! 

Check out Ann, Kay, and Arne & Carlos’s colorful versions of the Kos Neckwarmer—knit with the rare and lush Rowan Norwegian Wool—below.

Look at Ann wearing her newest dickie in Peat, Coastal Fjord, Daphne, and Frost Grey. Stunning.

A Kayesque statuette in Coastal Fjord, Wind Chime, Mountain Green, and Daphne. Ethereal.

Arne & Carlos’s traditionally cool color combos of Peat, Ribbon Red, Cloud Dancer, and Emerald.

It’s fun to see the Kos Neckwarmers happening in the Lounge, where the Great Dickie-along is under way. And there are more color explosions over on Ravelry. It looks totally different depending on what you do with your color.

Sale Favorites

Discover the most beautiful bargains on the MDK sale page! If any of these go missing, check Kay’s secret stash at MDK Headquarters.

Explore luminous colors of Tvinni—perfect for marling. Join the bandwagon with our Year of the Dickie pin. And peruse these delicious cakes of Freia Ombré Merino Lace.

Tomorrow is the Day!

The Knit for Hunger Knit-a-Thon is tomorrow, friends! Knitters and crocheters all over the world will be knitting for 12 hours and raising big money to relieve hunger. If you’re among them, we salute you!  And if you’re donating and cheering your head off, as we are, we salute you, too!  

Important note: donations will close at 10:00 pm Eastern on Sunday, March 26, so please remember to donate before that time! Smash that donate button here

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  • Thank you for “stay healthy, take care of each other, and knit on”. This site/blog is uplifting, warm-hearted, and a wonderful place to find not just creative ideas about yarn, knitting, etc, but a wonderful place to find about living a creative life. Thank you

  • I agree with Cathy Inzer! Besides, today it’s either feel good with MDK or watch the snow continue to pile up here in Wisconsin. The FIRST snow of the year is really pretty and fun to watch. Mounds of snow in almost-April not NEARLY as much fun. Keep up the good work MDK!

    • So right about how we perceive the snow.

  • Is the d in qualidy for dickie? What fun! Maybe I could have endured this year’s especially long Canadian winter that much better if I’d imagined myself a Scandinavian. 🙂

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