Kaffe Fassett to the rescue!
Just when we need him most, Kaffe gives us a new collection of designs to dazzle and amuse us.
We’ve been waiting all year to share this Field Guide with you. It is dear to our hearts because it represents something special: the knitting world’s most extraordinary colorist, giving us his very latest ideas about color.
Order your copy and yarns right here.
For every knitter who loves playing with color, Kaffe’s designs are extraordinarily fun.
Early reviews from knitters who have already started these projects? “Lifesaving.” “Euphoria inducing.” “Wildly addicting.” “I thought intarsia was hard. It is not hard.” “So easy! Makes me look so brilliant.” “Great for Zoom call knitting.”
Last fall, knitters got lost in the beautiful world of Field Guide No. 13: Master Class, where Kaffe explores the idea of stripes. It has been one of our most loved Field Guides.
Now, we introduce a whole new world for knitters used to working only stranded colorwork.
These rhythmic, geometric designs are the perfect starting place for knitters who are new to the technique. We include lots of tips and tricks for knitting intarsia, as well as complete charts and clear instructions.
A New Lookbook
The fun here comes from knitting with the palette that Kaffe created exclusively for this Field Guide.
The easiest way to dive into this world of color is with our bundles.
We have nine different kits of Rowan Felted Tweed for you. (This was pretty much a Herculean feat given Covid shutting down the Italian mill and threatening the world supply of Felted Tweed; us moving to a new warehouse; and the building of all these kits. But we did it! They’re here for you!)
Our new lookbook shows you the MDK exclusive kits. Click on the cover or here to see it.
Kites Throw: The longer you gaze at it, the more subtleties you discover. The Kites Throw is a stunning project—simple triangles that tumble and turn for a dazzling effect. It comes together quickly because the triangles are large and rhythmic to knit.
Watercolor Cowl: A simple rectangle of vibrant color becomes a cowl with one short seam.
Kaffe shows it in two colorways—change the two background colors, and the effect is totally different.
Village Scarf: Absolutely glorious. Kaffe pares cottages down to elemental geometry, and the result is a village we’d all like to live in.
Cityscape Scarf: Squares combine to form a gorgeous abstract skyline. The large blocks of color make this a perfect starting point for working intarsia.
I-Cushions: The perfect canvas for trying out Kaffe’s geometric patterns. Complete knitting and finishing instructions included.
The color play is endless with these cushions. No sofa will be the same once it has a batch of these brightening it up.
Conversation: First of all, our talk with Kaffe on Sunday. Register at VKL here and bring your knitting.
How to: Watch for Jen Arnall-Culliford’s post on Monday, which serves as an excellent introduction to intarsia. She is so encouraging!
Knitalong: This is going to be the knitalong that gets us through the winter. Watch for news about this big, joyous event.
Celebrate: We hope you enjoy this new Field Guide. It is a thrill for us to bring it to you—and we are grateful to our Creative Director Melanie Falick, tech editor Sue McCain, sample knitters Nell Ziroli, Haley Parker, Therese Inverso, and Susan Mitz who all did brilliant work.
And Kaffe Fassett. It is a dream come true.
Ann and Kay