We have something great to share.
Jen Geigley, designer of all of the quick-to-make, joyful knitwear in MDK Field Guide No. 12: Big Joy, has made super-helpful short videos to guide us through the even slightly tricky bits of these pieces.
Jen’s background in graphic design is on full display in these clean and friendly mini-tutorials. They’re fun to watch.
You’ll feel like you’re sitting at Jen’s sunny table in Iowa, looking over her shoulder as she shares her tips.
To watch them all, here’s a link to Jen’s Field Guide No. 12 video playlist.
Jen’s favorite method of changing yarn colors without fuss is called a magic knot. It will help make your Stripey Scrappy Hats as scrappy as you want them to be.
Jen guides us through every action moment of constructing this coziest of cardigans. Even if you already know how to do some or all of these things, it’s nice to see exactly how Jen did it on the sample. It’s a snap—you’ve got this.
2. Joining the Sleeves to the Body
3. Raglan Decreases
4, Picking Up Collar Stitches
5. Picking Up the Side Stitches
6. Attaching the Pockets
In three short videos, Jen demonstrates the best part of the Bobble Throw: the bobbles.
Option 1: Knitting Bobbles Directly onto the Throw
Option 2: Knitting Bobbles Separately and Attaching Later
Thank you, Jen, for these tasty tidbits. I love how you speed up your knitting when you need to. Please teach us how to do that in real life.