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Dear Knitter,

Welcome to your Saturday!

You’re going to want to be here for this. For the first time, Patty Lyons will be teaching a virtual class at MDK. The Queen of Clever has more tricks up her sleeve than the Great Purlini. We’re thrilled that she’s cooking up a special class just for us.

Patty’s classes are perpetually oversubscribed, and she plans to cover a ton of tricks—so get in on this beautiful opportunity. Register here for this May 10 funfest.


We had a big time on MDK this week.

Old-school blogger reunion alert! We are thrilled to welcome beloved children’s book author Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, whose practice of keeping multiple projects going helps her creative process get unstuck.

Fall in love with short rows—and with the one and only Woolly Wormhead, who has an amazing new book coming out.

Kay took the escalator to the top floor—in record time, thanks to the magic combo of cables + vacation knitting.

What the heck is a tam, and why do you need a salad plate?

Our self-care maven Max Daniels has been on fuego lately. This month’s piece on how our brains respond to perceived scarcity—and how to step out of that loop into the light of gratitude—is a banger.

Bring your knitting with you to listen in on our conversation with Rachel Price and Kate Burge-Tibi, the radiant founders of Spincycle Yarns.

What would we do without MDK? Every morning, we bring the best writers, teachers, and knitting to you, free of charge and free of ads for wrinkle cream. This daily stream of fun, learning, and big-hearted community is only possible because of your purchases from the MDK Shop—thank you!

Questions? Email us anytime at, and you’ll get a personal response from a real live MDK person.

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


Ann and Kay

Patty Lyons!

For the first time, the Queen of Clever will be teaching a virtual class at MDK. Patty Lyons has more tricks up her sleeve than the Great Purlini. We’re thrilled that she’s cooking up a special class just for us. Register here for this May 10 funfest.

Reader Joan Gavigan puts it best: “I have been to a couple of Patty’s classes at VK Live in NYC. She is a fabulous teacher. You get your money’s worth because she stays on target and gets through a lot of material. By the time you finish the class you REALLY have learned something. The cost of this class is a steal, truly a steal. I’m signing on as soon as I can. 🙂

Just in Time for Spring Cleaning

Just restocked in the MDK Tools Shop—and just in time for de-pilling and cleaning your spring knits. Peruse our supply of gadgets and gizmos you need for your next knitting adventure!

Lilly Brush—A simple tool for de-pilling. We love this thing. And Soak Soap—Your handknits are worthy of the best: we love this no-rinse, gentle wash.

Hats, Going Fast

Did you see? By popular demand, we’ve brought in a fresh batch of Knitter hats, in just the right summer blue. Dial up the style—get yours while they last.

Get Mossy

MDK Field Guide No. 26: Moss welcomes you to Hélène Magnússon’s mossy world, and we’re mad for the earthy tones featured in the four bundles for this field guide. Scroll to see the wonder of these designs and find all you need right here in the One-stop Shop.

Make Your Own Field Guide Bundle

Here’s a fun thing: we have 26 Field Guides in our collection—delectable, small excursions into all sorts of beautiful knitting from a who’s who of designers.

Order 3 or more Field Guides, and save 15%—and you’ll soon receive a delivery of little books that will inspire, amuse, and set you to knitting something new. It’s conceivable to make a bundle of all 26, just sayin. Have a peek now.

More Field Guides Ahead. Subscribe Now!

If you’re loving Field Guide No. 26: Moss, we’ve got great news: MDK will publish two more MDK Field Guides in 2024. We are working on them right now, and we can’t wait to show you what’s in store. Subscribing to the MDK Field Guides of 2024 is the best way to experience them, a truly VIP experience.

Subscribing brings many benefits, including 10% savings on every MDK full-price item, all year long—including events! Subscribers will get first access to each new Field Guide, and we ship subscriber copies before the official launch date. Check it out, and subscribe here.

We Get Letters

For the Crowberry Sweater: “Such a beautiful sweater!!!! This is a doable, enjoyable pattern: the hem, the yoke, the cuffs, the details, the fit, more. Loved every stitch. Enjoy the knitalong, everyone!

For the Bang Out a Sweater Virtual Workshop with Lorilee Beltman: “The best class I’ve ever taken.” Another class member rates it “5 stars.

Hashtag #MDKluv: “Thank you for each post, each pattern, each how-to, each what to watch, recipe, explanation why things get wonky and where to travel and let’s not even forget about the gnome sensation you have kickstarted! MDK enhances my daily life.


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