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Dear knitter,

Gallivanting season is upon us, and we know a perfect go-along project. The Belinda Wrap is an airy scarf/shawl that only takes a few ounces of our favorite featherweight yarn, Kidsilk Haze. More room in your suitcase for swimsuits and souvenirs, and companionable knitting to keep you cheerful.

Two balls each of color A and color B, and off you go—with this luminous palette, color pairing is a breeze. See Ann’s choices here.

Olga’s Coming to Nashville: Join Us!

We’re deep into plans for our in-person workshop with Olga Buraya-Kefelian in June, and there are still a handful of places available. Find out how fun and friendly a knitting workshop can be. Registration and details are here.

Meanwhile . . .

We had a big time on MDK this week.

When uptight is not what you’re going for: Kate Atherley has tips on keeping your stranded colorwork nice and loose.

We made it for you. It’s our pride and joy, the new MDK Patterns Library.

Your spring inspiration board is here! Thanks to the knitting—and modeling—skills of MDK readers, you just might find your next great warm-weather handknit.

Brew yourself a fresh pot of Yorkshire Gold and join Jeni Hankins on a virtual day trip to the Dales Countryside Museum. It’s a deep dive into the hardworking lives—and fabulous handknitting—of Yorkshire in the early 20th century.

Live from the MDK Lounge: the ABC blanket knitalong.

This week’s Atlas Insider reported on the thrills and spills of the first week of a new baby website.

Remember to enter this week’s giveaway by midnight Central time Sunday night. The prize is one of our favorite kits, the Albers Shawl, starring Amy Christoffers’s cool marled pattern. A lucky winner will receive the PDF download of Field Guide No. 6: Transparency and six balls of light and lovely Rowan Kidsilk Haze.

Thanks so much for your patience, praise, and thoughtful feedback on the new website. We’re so excited for all we will be able to do with this fantastic new machine.

To get the most out of MDK, here is a helpful link to bookmark: How to MDK. (And yes, the bookmark feature is working again, thank goodness. Just make sure you’re logged into your MDK account!)

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

Take It To-go

Anns new favorite yarn and project for on-the-road knitting? A color pop of Rowan Kidsilk Haze and the light and airy Belinda Wrap—the perfect travel companion.

Dishcloth Season

The perfect start to summertime knitting? Dishcloths! Check out the One-stop Shop to explore MDK Field Guide No. 7: Ease, and start your pile of beautiful linen cloths.

And here’s the Bodhi Leaf Washcloth from the brand new MDK Patterns Library—our snazzy new addition to make finding your next knit easier! 

Flower Power

The prettiest metal stitch markers to brighten your day—in a sliding drawer box for easy storage.

Subscribe Today!

If you love your weekly date with Snippets, we invite you to support MDK 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 immediately, and you’ll be all set to receive early copies of the next two Field Guides in the series.

This year’s subscription deal is more deluxe than ever: Field Guide subscribers are saving 10% in the MDK Shop. All year long. Every single time you order.

Sale Finds

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

Wee colorful bins for your bits and bobs. Perfect-for-marling merino yarn. And MDK designed washi tape, for extra journaling flair.

Box of (Lots of) Joy

The Skill Set Box of Joy is back in stock—and in a beautiful new colorway.

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.


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