It’s time to open the windows and welcome Carol Feller’s beautiful designs.
MDK Field Guide No. 14: Refresh is here.
We have been looking forward to this day for many months. It feels like ages since we first talked with Carol about her ideas for this collection. Now, we finally get the chance to share her vision with you. We’re looking forward to exploring these designs with you, knitting our hearts out, and generally finding comfort in being with you.
Carol will be joining us for a series of video tutorials to accompany these designs. A teacher with worlds of experience, she will lead us through the details of the four projects here.
Let’s have a look at what’s inside MDK Field Guide No. 14: Refresh. The pattern names below link to each pattern’s Ravelry page, so you can learn more about each project.
You will discover beautiful design all the way through this Field Guide. This is a gorgeous display of Carol Feller’s agile way with stitch patterns, cables, and structure.
Carol’s training as an engineer shines in this cardigan.
The fun of exploring clever construction is what this design is all about. The saddle shoulders, the shape of the garment—it all converges in a forever piece that combines classic and modern. And Carol’s training as a textile artist means that the fabric we’re making is a perfect weight, just gorgeous.
There’s a reason knitters love to knit shawls and wraps: it’s knitting at its most painterly.
No need to think about size or fit, and with today’s knitters more clever than ever, a great shawl design allows for expanding skills. Here, Carol mixes cables, knit/purl patterns, and a triangle shape in a lush snuggler.
When we began to plan this Field Guide with Carol, our conversation included talk of a poncho.
But Carol’s imagination took her far afield from the familiar drapey extravaganza, to this neat, versatile layer. We love it. It has the same easy feel of a poncho, but the buttons down the sides mean you can wear it as you like.
A beanie for a cool day.
The lighter yarn makes this a winner for a windy day, or maybe a day when you’re craving a cover. This is a fast, clever knit.
What Is That Yarn?
It’s Nua Sport, a yarn that Carol designed herself. Merino, yak, and linen. We have become huge fans of this yarn already. It is rare to find a designer who works with yarn of her own design, so we were delighted to bring in Nua Sport to the MDK Shop. You can read all about it right here.
Knitalong Coming May 1!
We look forward to the days ahead—Carol has given us a batch of designs that will give us so much to play around with. Please join us in the knitalong—news to follow on that.
Thank you as ever for coming along with us on this adventure. It’s going to be a refreshing respite for us all.