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Dear knitter,

Welcome to your Saturday!

Is it still a craze if it’s been going on for 20 years? We think so, at least when it comes to Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze. We’ve been mad about it since day one. Sometimes we just have to drop everything and whip up something with Kidsilk Haze.

To celebrate two decades of Kidsilk Haze, MDK’s intrepid pattern scouts highlighted a few standout patterns to make the most of this miraculously light, luminous, and strong blend of silk and mohair. A little goes a long way with this gossamer yarn, so get a few balls and have yourself a ball.

Meanwhile . . .

We had a big time on MDK this week.

We needed this! Yesterday we welcomed our newest contributor, Carson Demers, who is here to share knowledge that will help us knit more comfortably, more enjoyably, and more productively.

One great knitalong begets another. Ann kicked off a brand-new adventure with Arne & Carlos: the Great Dickie-along! While you’re there, be sure to check out the prize winning hats of the Setesdal Hat KAL.

Color dominance in stranded knitting: how does it work? Kate Atherley explains it for us, with clear, handy tips.

They had us at “12 hours of knitting”—join your fellow knitters in raising big money to relieve hunger.

Our Zoom with Peggy Orenstein zoomed by in a flash. An hour with the delightful author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World’s Ugliest Sweater was not enough! If you missed it, grab your knitting and settle in with the recording on our YouTube channel here.

We loved knitting to this podcast about making beautiful things with extraordinary people.

Remember to enter this week’s giveaway by midnight Central time Sunday night. The prize is a good thing  a Flower Stitch Marker Sampler from Allstitch Studio.

If you’re new to MDK, come on in and sit with us. Our mission is to elevate the knitting life, by providing new content daily, 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 Nathan or Kay.

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


Ann and Kay

Big Fun Continues

The Setesdal Hat knitalong has officially ended, but it’s always a good time to make this quick, fun hat from MDK Field Guide No. 23: Glow.

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; just use one color for the background and the other color for the motifs.

But Wait, There’s More

Ready to cruise through another Arne & Carlos design together? Join us for the Great Dickie-along, now in progress. 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.

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. Every single time you order.

Sale Favorites

There are always beautiful bargains on the MDK sale page, and we just listed more! If any of these go missing, check Kay’s secret stash at MDK Headquarters.

Karida Collins’s organic, hand-dyed Studio Sock yarn, super fun MDK-exclusive washi tape, and a spiffy tote to hold all your belongings.

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 in 2023. 

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

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

Sign up for Texts and Save

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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