The Great Botanica Knitalong!
This is going to be good. The Great Botanica Knitalong begins . . . now!
We’re all making Dee Hardwicke projects together. Colorwork is the sort of knitting that makes us feel a) creative, b) clever, and c) happy. And these projects are all pretty much sunbeams of joy, so we hope you’ll join us.
What’s the Plan?
There are six glorious projects in Field Guide No. 25: Botanica—ranging from a quick cowl to a throw for the ages. Choose your project to match your mood.
Treeline Cowl. Mood: Easy peasy.
Climbing Vine Mitts. Mood: really craving a thumb-oriented project right now.
Flora Arm Warmers. Mood: I’m not all that into thumb-oriented projects but I do love a warm wrist area.
Blossom Stripe Shawl. Mood: I haven’t knit stripes in ages. I love stripes!
Autumn Garden Stole. Mood: I am sophisticated person who is lacking a sophisticated wrap.
Cottage Throw. Mood: No project is too ambitious if I crave the result enough. I crave! I crave!
Which one tempts you most? Go for it!
Order up one of our exclusive MDK Atlas yarn bundles—we’ve created six bundles, some with multiple color options. You can shop them all in our lovely lookbook. Or use yarn of your own choosing—all yarns are welcome for our knitalongs, as always.
Prizes? Of Course!
What’s a knitalong without prizes? The fun here is that we’ll be randomly awarding $50 MDK gift cards, six in all, one for each of the six projects in Field Guide No. 25: Botanica.
We reward starting, not finishing! So all you need to do to be eligible is to post a photo of your Botanica project on Instagram with the hashtag #MDKbotanicaKAL, or in the MDK Lounge. We’ll be watching and celebrating your colorful projects right there with you.
These are projects to savor, so let’s knit them until December 11, when we’ll choose random winners for the six projects. The finish line is whenever you finish—we’re not fussy about that.
Come Hang Out in the Lounge
We have a new conversation for you started in our online forum, the Lounge. Just visit this “Great Botanica Knitalong” and dive in. This is where knitters get help, provide help, share in the joys and challenges of knitting, and generally have a good time.
Get Inspired with Dee!
Our Zoom conversation with Dee last week really lit a fire in us. Be sure to watch the video (right here!), where Dee shares her sources of inspiration, thoughts about color, and how she comes up with such extraordinary work.
We’re so proud of this Field Guide, and over the moon that we’re all going to be living in Dee Hardwicke’s world this season. What’s your project going to be? We can’t wait to see.
Ann and Kay