We’re about to besplode (as young Clif used to say) with anticipation about the second volume in our Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide series.
Preorders will be taken through January 2. By ordering now, you’ll totally forget you did this, until a little package arrives in a few weeks. We love it when that happens.
In putting together a new Field Guide, the hard part isn’t coming up with ideas. The challenge is to pare down the list. When we began thinking about Field Guide No. 2: Fair Isle, there was no end of possibility. Stranded colorwork is a vast, colorful sea of beautiful things to make. Overwhelming when you first dive in.
Our aim is to provide a mix of patterns that make it possible to play with stranded colorwork at whatever level you’d like to try.
Easy. Easier. Easiest.
Working with our Creative Director Melanie Falick gave us the chance to create some pretty stunning Pinterest idea boards. What surprised us was the way that certain motifs and colorways and shapes kept catching our eye.
A colorful yoke. A modern Fair Isle pattern. Socks with something happening.
Through great good luck, we were able to work with three designers whose designs we have admired for years. They took our ideas and surpassed everything we had hoped for.
Michèle Rose Orne.
The three patterns in Field Guide No. 2 are as elegant in construction as any we have offered, thanks to the talent of these designers. These are juicy, delicious, addicting patterns.
Hadley Pullover by Véronik Avery
Après-Anything Socks by Ann Budd
Asterisk and Dot Cowl and Hat by Michèle Rose Orne
The yarns we will be offering for these designs are without question special, each a glorious fit for its pattern.
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter for the Hadley Pullover.
Blue Sky Fibers Hand Dyed Worsted for the Après-Anything Socks.
Swans Island All American Sport for the Asterisk and Dot Cowl and Hat.
These kits will be lovingly assembled and available in mid January.
To be among the first to receive Field Guide No. 2: Fair Isle, we encourage you to order your copy now.
By ordering now, you’ll receive your print edition in mid January, fresh off the press. Each print edition comes with a Ravelry download code for a free digital edition of Field Guide No. 2: Fair Isle. You’ll also receive by email a code to download your Field Guide in your MDK library.
If you’ve enjoyed Field Guide No. 1: Stripes, we think you’ll love this new one. They look really cheerful together, these two Field Guides. We can’t wait to knit these projects with you—a lot of fun is coming up in the new year.