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Happy Saturday!

Yesterday we made a thrilling announcement: On September 6, 2024, we’re hosting a virtual workshop with the one and only Natalie Chanin.

Natalie is the founder of two groundbreaking companies: Alabama Chanin, and The School of Making. For more than two decades, she has been a visionary leader in the movement for sustainable fashion. She is also an unparalleled artisan and teacher of hand-sewing.

We just love spending time with Natalie, and we know you will, too.

Opportunities to learn the Alabama Chanin method of hand-sewing from Natalie herself are rare these days, and we’re pinching ourselves to be able to offer this workshop. For all the details, and to register, click here.

Franklin Habit Day Is Nigh!

Our first-ever event with Franklin Habit is happening soon—next Friday, in fact! Please join us on July 12 for a lighthearted, lavishly illustrated talk by the entertaining, effervescent Franklin Habit, our man in Paris. We’ll learn about where, when and how the first printed knitting patterns appeared; hear the stories of the pioneering women who made their fortunes catering to the first generations of leisure needleworkers; marvel at spectacular examples of primordial errata; and experience the many joys (and otherwise) of bringing nineteenth-century designs to life.

Franklin’s knowledge of all things knitting is encyclopedic, and he is one of the wittiest, funniest people you’ll ever meet, a raconteur like no other. Register now for this July 12 virtual event.

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We had a big time on MDK this week.

Adrienne Martini made a grand pair of knee socks to keep warm at her day job in the 1840s.

Ann was our guide for a dreamy knitter’s weekend in Venice, watching artisans weave exquisite cut velvet fabrics on antique looms, and shopping for laceweight cashmere yarn.

She had us at “party shrimp.” Sarah Ross has two hit recipes for your next cookout.

As his fellowship in Latvia comes to a close, Paul Haesemyer reflects on a culture imbued with the spirit of making. Come for the mittens, stay for the love of life.

The start of July means it’s finally time for the Tour de France. Let the knitting—and spinning—begin!

Support What You Love

When you shop with MDK and sign up for our workshops, you’re giving vital support to yarnmakers, artisans, teachers, and writers who make the knitting world such a vibrant, inspiring place. It’s a daily challenge to make our tiny business go, and we’re grateful to everyone who shops with us for helping us do that. Thank you!

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

PS Please forward this Snippets to a knitter—we appreciate it so much!

Summer of Socks

This summer is all about the joys of sock knitting, through Fatimah Hinds’s four designs for MDK Field Guide No. 27: Sock Odyssey. Suddenly, socks are super easy to attain, because we’re using DK weight yarns, rather than the typical fingering weight.

What a difference that change makes! Socks knit up faster. They’re extra cushiony and comfy. And with Fatimah Hinds as our guide, we embark on a fantastic journey of clever cables and intriguing techniques.

Explore the stunning yarns and designs featured in Field Guide No. 27 below.

The Designs

The Yarns

Stuff We Love

Fun on the Horizon…

We’ve always got something going on at MDK—and we want you to know about it! Keep up to date with all of the happenings on our Events page, right here.

Mark your calendars for Nash Yarn Fest, coming next year: March 14-15, 2025. To keep up with vendors, events, tickets, and news, sign up for Nash Yarn Fest updates here.


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