MDK Field Guide No. 6: Transparency
We crave light, warmth, air. In our knitting, and in our lives.
In this Field Guide, beloved Amy Christoffers explores different ideas of transparency in four playful, accessible designs.
Lighten up your knitting with a breath of fresh air. Join us in knitting from MDK Field Guide No. 6.
Choose an option: digital download or print edition. The print edition includes a free digital download at Ravelry—your unique download code is on the back inside cover. In addition, we’ll download a digital edition to your MDK account as well.
Specs & Details
Just in time for the light-filled days and lightweight knitting of spring, we proudly announce a breath of fresh air.
For this Field Guide, we invited Amy Christoffers, one of the most agile designers we know, to explore the idea of transparency. We encouraged her to go beyond the obvious transparency of lace knitting. The projects in this little book are Amy’s graceful response to our invitation.
The result? Wearable, gift-able, portable projects that you can carry around with you and knit, knit, knit.
An airy shawl with “windows” of color that form effortlessly. The ideal travel wrap that is a joy to wear, on planes and trains, at the beach, and in air-conditioned offices all over the world.
Our Albers Shawl yarn kit features our favorite summery yarns from Shibui: Reed, a soft 100% linen; and Pebble, a lush blend of recycled silk, merino, and cashmere.
A baby sweater (because who meets the world with more honesty and transparency than a baby?) with just a touch of lace and an unusual yet plainly apparent construction.
To continue the theme of purity and innocence, we knitted this wee cardi in Nutmeg Fibers Hearth, an organic, hand-dyed merino from Meg Anderson, a wonderful Nashville hand dyer. You’ll find it in the Shop in six shades, in limited quantity.
Also in the Shop: the extremely lush and lovely Blue Sky Fibers Hand Dyes for the Cockleshell Cardigan.
A lightweight tee in a fabric that is striped, yet uses only one color of yarn. This is the layering piece we want to wear this summer.
The yarn? It’s one of our very favorites, Jade Sapphire Sylph—a blend of 52% cashmere and 48% linen. We carry it in the Shop in sixteen shades, because a knitter needs options. (See yardage requirements here.)
A layering of lace that both reveals and obscures the pattern, and is an amusingly tricky knit.
We have two yarns in the Shop for this dreamy puzzler: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Loft, and Shibui Silk Cloud. Part of the fun here is picking your pair of colors. We have 21 shades in all, so let your imagination go wild. Or mild. We do recommend going with high contrast so you get a lot of color action in your Peek-Through Cowl.