MDK Field Guide No. 25: Botanica

By Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne


It’s time for a garden party! Welcome to the world of Dee Hardwicke, the artist whose fertile imagination overflows with nature and color and pattern. Six brand-new, exclusive designs shine thanks to the palette of Atlas yarn.

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We are fascinated by Dee Hardwicke. Her energy and curiosity are not like anything we’ve ever seen. It’s incredible, the way she plays with color, texture, and pattern. The designs she has created for Field Guide No. 25: Botanica are dazzling examples of her artistic eye and overflowing joy. With our palette of 22 colors of MDK Atlas yarn, these are designs that take us into Dee’s imagination, which is a very fun place to be. You’ll find bundles for each project here.

Treeline Cowl. This is a great project for entering the colorful world of Dee Hardwicke. It works up quickly, with playful motifs and four colors.


Autumn Garden Stole. So lovely. A simple motif becomes a sophisticated swath of pattern and color. Knit this in the round or flat; instructions for both are included.


Blossom Stripe Shawl. Stripes are the party here, with a band of flowers—or are they butterflies? Dee’s love of simple motifs lets us enjoy the moment of colorwork, with plenty of simple stripes along the way.


Climbing Vine Mitts. A superb small project, for an introduction to Dee’s world of motif and pattern.


Cottage Throw. A showstopper. We were stunned when Dee shared this idea with us, knocked out by the beauty of her vision for a throw that allows such a joyful mix of color and pattern. Each panel has its own color story; together, they become an exuberant, spectacular treasure to love forever.


Flora Arm Warmers. Four colors combine to make a sweet pair of arm warmers. As cheerful as it gets, to give or keep for your own amusement.