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Dear knitter,

Welcome to your Saturday! 

Springtime is the season for getting your house in order, and of course we mean: your knitting house.

MDK Field Guides guarantee that you will never be at a loss for inspiration—or your next great project. Each Field Guide is a small bundle of beauty and joy, starring a designer we admire, with beautiful photographs, patterns, and cool stuff to learn.

Subscribe now to the three Field Guides we’ll publish in 2023. Field Guide subscribers are the wind beneath MDK’s wings. You’ll get VIP treatment, including first notice of special in-person and virtual events, plus 10 percent off your purchases in the MDK Shop, every time you shop. 

We’ll ship your copy of Field Guide No. 23: Glow now, and you’ll get an early copy of Nos. 24 and 25 when they are published. 

MDK Field Guides are evergreen! They’re beautiful on your coffee table! Build your collection! Make Your Own Field Guide Bundle and save 15 percent off the single-copy price. 

The Field Guides are the heart and soul of what we’re all about, and we’re so grateful for your support. We can’t quite believe the series has grown to 23 volumes—with more coming soon!

Meanwhile . . .

We had a big time on MDK this week.

This savory-sweet sauce from Sarah Ross’s recipe file is going to make dinnertime quicker and a lot more delicious. New feature: a downloadable one-page PDF, to print out and keep in your own recipe file. 

Does working from a colorwork chart hold you back? Kate Atherley to the rescue, with excellent tips, tricks, and hacks on working with charts. Plus: finally, a use for those old conference badge holders.

Ann is in the groove on her Valdres Pullover, and she’s got her own solid-gold tips and tricks to get you on your way with this witty classic-with-a-twist from Arne & Carlos. 

An artist who knits the knitting—and then prints it, exquisitely. Austen Gilliland takes us inside the Novia Scotia studio of printmaker Julie Rosvall.

Get in friends, it’s time for a Knitter’s Weekend! We’re exploring the rain forests and coffee shops of the Pacific Northwest with peripatetic photographer Gale Zucker. 

Knitting and listening is our favorite way to spend an hour. Author Isabel Wilkerson sat down with On Being’s Krista Tippett for a fascinating conversation

If you’re new to MDK, sit down and knit with us for a while. Our mission is to elevate the knitting life, by publishing something new every day of the year, plus exciting designers, friendly community, and a first-class shopping experience. Questions? Email us anytime at [email protected], 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

Potholder Fun

Is there a fiber craft more fun for all ages than weaving potholders? No, there absolutely is not. Nothing takes the edge off a day like spending an hour reliving—or creating—childhood memories while making a cheerful kitchen standby. The Friendly Loom potholder loom and vibrant cotton loops are the best quality we’ve ever seen.

Joy Is Back

The Skill Set Box of Joy is finally back in stock—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. 

Big Fun Continues

Ann’s leveled up to the mountaintop project of MDK Field Guide No. 23: Glow, Arne & Carlos’s witty, wonderful Valdres Pullover.

But if you’re looking to baby-step yourself to Norway, the Setesdal Hat is a great place to start. Happy knitters have turned these out by the dozen, each one cuter than the last. It’s a perfect intro to Arne & Carlos’s zingy world. To make it easy, order a bundle of Rowan Norwegian Wool right here. Prefer a two-color version? Pick 1 skein each of 2 colors of Norwegian Wool, and you’re all set. We have bundles for Rosy Mittens too here.

The Great Dickie-along

The Great Dickie-along proved that the Kos Neckwarmer is also a relaxing colorwork knit. 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

Take Your Temperature

If this is your year to knit a temperature blanket, you’re in good company. Kay had so much fun last year that she’s doing it again

Our popular Temperature Blanket Starter Packs make the hard part—picking colors—easy. Each pack has 11 or 22 skeins of Rowan Felted Tweed. Plus: you’ll save 10 percent off the single-skein price.

We’ll be cheering you on in the MDK Lounge, where your fellow temperature blanketeers are full of ideas, opinions, and advice.

Snazzy Sale

Have a peek at the MDK sale page. You never know when we’re going to add something wonderful. 

Keep your knitting project gorgeously organized. Explore dazzling shades of hand-dyed yarn. A kit of Kaffe Fassett’s pallete of extraordinary colors—for pillow cushions!

Need a Great Gift?

Want to make a knitter happy? MDK Gift Cards are an easy answer, especially if the knitter is you. Tell your loved ones you’d like an MDK gift card, and they’ll know exactly what to do. 

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Treat yourself to 10% off your next order in the MDK Shop by signing 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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