You’ve Got Snippets: September 16, 2023
Welcome to your Saturday!
It’s a red-letter day at MDK World Headquarters. Yesterday, with all the joy in the world, we launched MDK Field Guide No. 25: Botanica, with six projects by renowned artist Dee Hardwicke.
Read all about it here. And scroll down for more photos, plus the details about the six beautiful bundles we’ve put together for this Field Guide.
Get your copy here.
We’ve been waiting a long time to get Dee’s distinctive, modern colorwork on our needles, and now there’s no holding us back. There’s an epic knitalong coming soon—but first, let’s celebrate!
An Exclusive Virtual Workshop
Dee works her design magic using simple motifs and artful color combinations. It is the best sort of fun, and a perfect place to begin your colorwork journey.
To lead us, we turn to the teacher who taught us so beautifully at MDK Summer Camp, Lorilee Beltman. The feedback from our campers was clear: you love Lorilee! One of the knitting world’s most beloved and sought-after teachers, Lorilee has cooked up a brand-new virtual class for both newcomers and old hands at color.
Please join us on Friday, October 13, from noon–3:00 p.m. Eastern time, for a virtual workshop. In a three-hour session on Zoom, we’ll dive into stranded colorwork knitting. The project? Dee’s engaging, endearing Treeline Cowl. As always with MDK workshops, the kit will be deluxe, a treat in itself. Register here by October 2 to ensure your kit arrives in time for the virtual workshop!
Meanwhile . . .
We had a big time on MDK this week.
Well, this is timely: Kate Atherley’s top tips for setting yourself up for success at the start of a new project.
Physical therapist Carson Demers teaches simple stretches that will help your knitting go the distance—comfortably.
O, how we sparkled: a review of the glorious knits of Field Guide No. 24: Spark.
If your weekend includes a trip to the farmstand, you’ll be ready for a quick, savory supper: the latest entry from Sarah Ross’s recipe file.
One crochets, the other knits—and they’ve both released new music that DG loves.
Remember to enter this week’s giveaway by midnight Central time Sunday night. The prize? A Summery Sock Kit! It’s a deluxe bundle of two all-time favorite sock yarns, plus MDK Field Guide No. 11: Wanderlust, plus favorite sockmaker essentials. For a limited time, you can get one for yourself at a very special price.
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Stay healthy, take care of each other, and knit on.
Ann and Kay
We’ve created yarn bundles for every project in this new Field Guide. See them all right here.
Dee Hardwicke uses MDK Atlas yarn for all six designs—she loves the palette of 22 colors and the light, lofty 100% Rambouillet wool.
Our Botanica Watercolor Kit is your entrée to an inspiring and satisfying exploration of color.
Please join us on Friday, October 13, from noon–3:00 PM Eastern time, for a virtual workshop, starring everybody’s favorite teacher Lorilee Beltman. In a three-hour session on Zoom, she’ll dive into stranded colorwork knitting. This workshop will be rich in tips and tricks, and suitable for both newcomers and old hands.
The project? The Treeline Cowl. Register here by October 2 to ensure your kit arrives in time for the virtual workshop!
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