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Dear knitter,

Welcome to your Saturday!

Exciting news: after a long hiatus, the Skill Set Box of Joy is finally back—and in a beautiful new colorway.

We worked on this deluxe learn-to-knit kit for a long time, wanting to get every element as perfect as we could. But even so, we’ve been amazed at its popularity. It’s the best way we know to share the joy of knitting with someone special. If you’ve been waiting for its return, get it while we’ve got it.

Meanwhile . . .

We had a big time on MDK this week.

It’s always a delight to get a letter from Paris, and this one was especially sweet. Thank you, cher Franklin Habit, for hopping on a train so you could be our eyes, ears, and needles at last weekend’s sheep-shearing festival at the French National Sheepfold in Rambouillet. Next year, we all go!

An experienced knitter is a brand-new weaver—and oh boy, does Mary Lou Egan make it look like fun.

Jen Geigley made it with Atlas, and it’s a cushy, cozy cardigan the color of springtime.

The party’s not nearly over. Ann’s casting on an epic Arne & Carlos pullover to cap her winter sweater season, and it’s a beaut.

To watch this weekend: the kind of movie DG Strong goes absolutely nuts for.

Remember to enter this week’s giveaway by midnight Central time Sunday night. The winner will choose 3 MDK Field Guides from the 23 (so far!) in our series of little books filled with big knitting joy.

If you’re new to MDK, sit down and knit with us for a while. Our mission is to elevate the knitting life, by providing fresh content every day of the year, 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

Bighearted Knitters

You’ve outdone yourselves! Last Sunday’s Knit for Food Knit-a-Thon shattered all previous records, raising a stunning $340,000 for four organizations that are fighting hunger. We send our heartiest “well done” to every single person who knitted, donated, and cheered from their rooftop.

Box of Joy

New colorway! Jump in to the world of knitting with this kit of beauty featuring MDK Atlas yarn in Clementine, Merlot, and Whisper.

The Great Dickie-along!

Join us here! You’ll need 2 balls of Norwegian Wool in your main color, and 1 ball each of 3 contrasting shades. Looking for inspiration and support? You’ll find it right here in the MDK Lounge.

Have a look at all the fun knitters are having, and get inspired! Post your progress in the Lounge or on Instagram with #moderndailyknitting and #arneandcarlos, and you’ll be eligible for awesome prizes.

Snazzy Sale

Discover the most beautiful bargains on the MDK sale page!

Two things we love from our MDK Head Doodler: Our annual Calendar Tea Towel featuring this year’s doodle: the humble dishcloth, and super-fun Washi Tape for decorating gifts, packages, journals—everything!

Subscribe Now

If you love your weekly date with Snippets, we invite you to support us by subscribing to the MDK Field Guides for 2023. This series of little books is at the heart of MDK.

We’ll ship your copy of MDK Field Guide No. 23: Glow now, and you’ll be all set to receive early copies of the next two Field Guides.

This year’s subscription deal is more deluxe than ever: Field Guide subscribers save 10% in the MDK Shop. All year long. Every single time you order.

Treat Yourself

Take 10 percent off your next order in the MDK Shop when you sign up for emails and texts here! At MDK, we text unto others as we would like to be texted—not too often, and always with a light touch. Try it out! We’re grateful that you want to hear from us—thank you.


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