By Modern Daily Knitting
The first yarn we have created from start to finish. Atlas is 100% Rambouillet, as soft as Merino but with more bounce. Its light worsted weight and worsted spun, 3-ply construction make this yarn a delight to knit. In 23 colors that all play well together. Please scroll down for details.
See patterns to knit up Atlas in Field Guide No. 20: Atlas, Field Guide No. 21: Brioche, Field Guide No. 22: Grace And Field Guide No. 25: Botanica.
Specs & Details
It has long been a dream of ours to create a yarn for knitters, by knitters. After a lot of experimenting and thinking and gazing at a giant book of color chips, here it is.
This is Atlas.
Soft. The fiber here is 100% Rambouillet, a cousin to Merino with a bit more bounce.
Lofty. The light worsted weight, worsted spun, with three plies, makes the sort of fabric that we really love.
Colorful. We arrived at a palette of 22 colors. You’ll see brights and quiets, each color the result of a whole lot of thought. This range allows for all sorts of knitting: textures, cables, colorwork.
Versatile. Atlas can be knitted at a number of needle sizes, from US size 6 to 8 (4-6 mm).
Made in the United States. It has been a challenge to produce this yarn during a pandemic, and we appreciate the hard work of the folks who worked to create Atlas—from the family in northern California who raise the Rambouillet sheep, to the spinning mill team in South Carolina and the dyers in North Carolina.
Climate Beneficial Wool. Atlas is made with wool that comes from sheep who are grazing on landscapes where carbon-capturing processes are being enhanced. It is fascinating to learn how this works; here’s a short video that explains how climate beneficial wool is part of this expanding philosophy of thoughtful farming. The wool that made Atlas comes from a ranch that is working to repair the carbon imbalance in our climate.
Most of all, we hope you enjoy knitting with Atlas. This is a yarn you will reach for with confidence, knowing that it will elevate any project you make with it.
So much joy to share!
MDK Field Guide No. 20: Atlas$4.98 – $15.95
Erika Knight's mastery of sublime simplicity shines in five forever designs in MDK's first yarn, Atlas.
MDK Field Guide No. 21: Brioche$4.98 – $15.95
From the legendary Nancy Marchant, 4 new designs introduce brioche to the curious—and delight those who already love it.
MDK Field Guide No. 22: Grace$4.98 – $15.95
From Joji Locatelli, four designs with that touch of grace for our needles and our wardrobes.
Skill Set: Beginning Knitting$19.95
From Kay and Ann, the little guide full of everything a new knitter needs to know.