Modern Daily Knitting: Field Guides
Little books from MDK that explore the big world of knitting. It’s the series that is captivating knitters all over. Start your collection now.
MDK FIELD GUIDE NO. 1: STRIPES
MDK Field Guide No. 1 is all about the stripes: a trio of patterns that play with the way a single line of color can transform a project. All along the way, the authors share stories, tips, and hints to make it all even more fun.
MDK FIELD GUIDE NO. 2: FAIR ISLE
The three patterns in Field Guide No. 2 are as elegant in construction as any we have offered, thanks to the talent of these designers. These are juicy, delicious, addicting patterns.
Véronik Avery’s Hadley Pullover is the perfect mix of fit and ease. Michèle Rose Orne’s Asterisk Hat and Dot Cowl allow you to play with color and pattern as you like, to cheerful effect. And Ann Budd’s Après-Anything Socks, worked in worsted yarn, can be made so fast that they’re a candidate for Kwik ’n’ EZ Handknit Gift of the Year.
And Sara Remington’s photographs remind us that knitting is a beautiful thing.
MDK FIELD GUIDE NO. 4: LOG CABIN
This is it. This is all you need to get the hang of log cabin knitting. With enormous pride, we introduce our concise guide to a boundless idea. With this easy technique, you’ll head off on a grand adventure of beautiful, colorful projects.
It’s easy. It’s addicting. Log cabin knitting allows you to play with color and pattern to spectacular effect.
Follow the three inspired patterns, or set off with your own log cabin idea. This book will set you up for a whole new world of fun.
MDK FIELD GUIDE NO. 5: SEQUENCES
Rich, gorgeous, simple to make.
This Field Guide introduces the ingenious idea of sequence knitting, the “unvention” of Cecelia Campochiaro.
Cecelia’s four designs provide the perfect canvas for you to play with her gorgeous knit-and-purl stitch patterns.
Rediscover the endless puzzle of knitting all over again with these elegant, simple projects.
MDK FIELD GUIDE NO. 11: WANDERLUST (socks)
The essential introduction to one of knitting’s greatest pleasures: the handknit sock. From the master of mix-and-match design, Wendy Bernard, comes all you need to knit beautiful socks. With this little book and a skein of delicious yarn, you’re set for knitterly adventure.
MDK FIELD GUIDE NO. 12: BIG JOY
Go big! MDK Field Guide No. 12 celebrates the big joy of simple projects to make for those you love—including yourself. Five clever designs by Jen Geigley use Rowan Big Wool for quick results and the chance to make a bunch of colorful, gorgeous gifts.
MDK FIELD GUIDE NO. 16: PAINTERLY
We introduce a whole new world for knitters used to working only stranded colorwork.
Simple intarsia from Kaffe Fassett.
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.
MDK FIELD GUIDE NO. 17: LOPI
Mary Jane Mucklestone is one of our great travelers, exploring the world with knitting in hand. And she has taught legions of knitters all about working with color.
We have long dreamed of going on one of her guided trips, so this Field Guide is our chance to set off with Mary Jane to explore Léttlopi, the Icelandic yarn that is so lofty yet warm.
Get ready for a season of cozy knitting with Mary Jane and her colorful ideas. Field Guide No. 17 is a collection of five designs that we will knit again and again.
MDK FIELD GUIDE NO. 18: BEGINNINGS
With Field Guide No. 18: Beginnings, we celebrate the idea of a new start, that joy that comes when trying something for the first time.
We have had the best time working with Karida Collins on this idea of newness, and especially the idea that sometimes, the simplest projects are the most delightful.
These projects require nothing more than knit, purl, decrease, increase, and yarnover. There’s a simple cable in there, too, and that’s as fancy as it gets. But look at what amazing effects can come from these most basic of stitches.
Knitting is forever new—each project has its own moment when we decide we’re going to jump in. Have a look at these six ideas—there’s endless fun to be had here.
MDK FIELD GUIDE NO. 19: MARLS
The beloved author and designer Cecelia Campochiaro has the gift of seeing knitting at its most elemental, exploring knitted fabrics at stitch level, from the ground up. Cecelia first introduced us to her groundbreaking concept of sequence knitting, and we’ve been knitting sequence projects ever since. Now, she’s showing us another irresistible sort of knitting.
Marling is the effect we get when we combine strands of different fiber, weight, or color.
This Field Guide is a tantalizing tasting menu of different types of marling. The effects are amazing, and amazingly intuitive to create. The fabrics are a sensory joy to knit, and they are beautiful to wear.
These five designs are elegant canvases for your marling explorations.
MDK FIELD GUIDE NO. 21: BRIOCHE
We welcome with joy the world’s foremost expert on brioche knitting, Nancy Marchant! Field Guide No. 21: Brioche is perfect for knitters new to brioche, with how-to instructions, tips, and four patterns that set a knitter up for brioche glory. Experienced brioche knitters will love these designs, too—modern and simple, hitting that the sweet spot of easy and gorgeous.