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Dear Knitter,

Welcome to your Saturday!

Believe it or not, it’s already halftime for Bang Out a Sweater, the annual MDK extravaganza where we knit a whole sweater in a month, make new friends, and have an amazing time. The Crowberry Sweater flies so fast that finished sweaters are already popping up in the MDK Lounge. It’s not too late to get in on this wild, fun ride. Scroll down for more details, and remember: banging out means whatever you want it to mean—there’s no time pressure.

A Big-Hearted Project Returns

Coming up on March 23, Knit for Food is a knit-a-thon that raises money to relieve hunger in our nation and world. We invite you to join us in supporting this inspiring and hugely successful worldwide effort, not just because it’s 12 hours of knitting—but hey: 12 hours of knitting! Read all about Knit for Food here.


We had a big time on MDK this week.

In his latest letter from Paris, we found out why Franklin Habit nearly wet his pants; it involved his building’s grouchy gardienne. Warning: high risk of wetting yours from giggles.

Patty Lyons helped us say buh-bye to floppy button bands in a super handy how-to.

What do we talk about when we talk about knitting? Claudia B. Manley’s insightful and resonant answer sparked one of the richest comment threads we can remember. Be sure to add your thoughts.

Have you ever procrastinated knitting something…by knitting something else? Ann seeks reassurance that she’s not the only one.

Get in knitters—we’re going to Iceland!

A quick reminder: Every morning, we bring the best writers, teachers, and knitting to you, free of charge. This 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

This KnitALong is a Banger

Our epic knit-a-whole-sweater-in-a-month extravaganza is going strong. The pattern: Crowberry Sweater by Hélène Magnússon. Join us for a mad dash—it’s the most popular event of the MDK year.

All the details are here. Despite the name, there’s no time pressure, but there will definitely be speedy finishers to light a fire under our needles. We’re already seeing finished sweaters—this one is that fast.

Need Support? During March, legendary teacher Lorilee Beltman is our fearless leader for three in-depth sessions on the making of the Crowberry Sweater. Whether it’s your first sweater or your twentieth, you’ll leave this class with tons of confidence and new skills. Sign up here. The first two live sessions have taken place, but the recordings are available indefinitely as a lasting resource for everyone who takes the class.

Thinking of using Léttlopi for your Crowberry Sweater? We love that idea! Here’s how to make the switch—plus some sweet colorway suggestions from MDK’s best color minds.

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.

The Get Outside and Knit Kit

The Summery Sock Kit—portable, colorful, mix-and-matchable knitting. Take it with you and knit happily for hours and hours…

We’ve got you covered with this deluxe bundle of two all-time favorite sock yarns, MDK Field Guide No. 11: Wanderlust, plus favorite sockmaker essentials—at a very special price.

A Neat Journal for You

It’s always the right time of year to start a journaling practice. We heartily recommend the online course that made keeping a journal a joyful mainstay of our lives: Felicity Ford’s self-paced bullet journaling course. Use MDK’s affiliate link to enroll.

Earlier this year, we hosted a free Zoom mini-class with Felix. If you missed it, here’s the recording.

Need a journal? Get the Felix-approved bullet journal, the mighty Leuchtturm 1917, right here.


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