O joy! It’s cherry blossom time here. To celebrate the season, I’ve been doing a bit of springtime organizing, which I call Swedish death cleaning because that is a thing, and it makes me feel like more of a badass.
One of my favorite organizing tasks is blocking the finished handknits that pile up on the armchair, preventing me from snuggling up with a book or my knitting. The bigger a handknit is, the longer it takes me to muster the motivation to soak it in Soak, gently stomp out all the water, and spread it out to dry.
But the payoff of blocking is always extraordinary. A case in point is this big boy: the Stepping Stone Throw from MDK Field Guide No. 20: Atlas.
I started it last April, when you and were roadtripping together to Florence, Alabama. I finished it in record time, marveling at how simple entrelac knitting is—and how addictive. You pick up and knit those leaning rectangles one after the other—finishing each one comes with the strong desire to pick up immediately for the next one. The efficiency and beauty of those seamless joins are chicken soup for the knitter’s soul. If you like log cabin knitting, you are going to love entrelac, too—don’t let the fancy-sounding French name hold you back.
Look, over yonder—it’s a deal!
I am pleased to inform the knitting public that we still have a few MDK-exclusive bundles for the Stepping Stone Throw available here.
Big news: we’re closing out these big bundles to make room for the restock of our Atlas shades that is heading our way (any day now—hold on!), so they’re priced at a stunning 25 percent off the single-skein price. Lots of yards (18 skeins!) of beautiful Atlas in these packs, for the Stepping Stone Throw or other Atlas projects you’re plotting.
Meet the three colorways:
Erika Knight’s Choice for the Sample shown in Field Guide No. 20: Truffle, Cork, Natural, Cedar, and the currently-elusive crowd favorite, Pear.
This is the “Andes Candies” colorway of my own blanket: Merlot, Wintergreen, Whisper, Navy, and Leek.
Also known as the Cristina’s Mom’s house colorway: Pebble, shale, Mallard, Cedar, and Navy.
No coupon code necessary, just drop a bundle in your cart and go—but step on it!