It’s Here! MDK Field Guide No. 6: Transparency

By Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner
April 20, 2018
Launching today! The yarns of Field Guide No. 6: Transparency are here.

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  • Yay! Everything is so beautiful and unique. What an ethereal feel to the wrap, tee and cowl. I haven’t worked these fibers before and it’s very exciting

  • Gorgeous! You are six for six on these delicious little books.

  • Yay!!! I see that two of my friends were test knitters for this field guide – I’m so excited! Will order the second I finish this comment. The designs are just beautiful.

  • I’ve looked and looked …. where can I find info on how much yarn each project uses? I’m in love with the Shakerag Top, but can’t figure out how much yarn I need to order for it! HELP

    • Thanks for catching that Karin! Updating the listing for Sylph right now.

      • It’s done, Karin! Thanks again.

    • Good morning! The Ravelry page for the Shakerag Top has all the details, too.

  • This is too much in all the right ways. I love it. Now, where to begin?

  • Albers Shawl. I can’t wait to see how it’s done, and then DO it! <3

  • Although I will admit I was hoping for lace, I can see myself knitting every one of these patterns! I’m especially intrigued by the Shakerag tee – I need to see how that’s done!

  • I am looking forward to knitting the Albers Shawl — the effect is lovely and the technique looks like fun. A slight cavil, though. I wish you had named it otherwise (the Anni Shawl, perhaps?) to avoid conflict with Ann Weaver’s popular Albers Cowl and Albers Shawl, both of which were conceived as tributes to the “Homage to the Square” paintings by Anni’s husband, Josef Albers. Too late to change, of course, but it seems to me a different name for the shawl would have been more respectful to both Anni, the brilliant weaver, and Ann, the excellent knitwear designer.

  • Love all of it. However, the link to the Albers shawl kit doesn’t work. It keeps taking me to the dashboard. hope it is fixed soon.

    • Me too!

    • Fixed it! Thank you, Mary Alice!

  • This all looks great! Am on the road at the mo and I can’t wait to see it on a screen bigger than my phone.

  • I just purchased and this is so wonderful. I must make the Shakerag immediately. Can you mention which colors it is worked up in in the two finished images in the book?

    • So glad you like it. The color is Hush in both images.

      I’m making mine in Rustle, which is also a light neutral, with a bit more of a grey cast than Hush.

  • Love the latest addition to the Field Guide series. One question – the Slyph yarn is quite expensive, any suggestions for a more budget-friendly option?

  • Congratulations, and Hooray!

  • I have mine. Very tempting patterns. The Albers shawl and the little Cockleshell got my attention. Thank you MDK!

  • Bought the book at one of my favorite LYS. I have several! Shakerag top is calling my name. Now to check out Sylph…