I know it’s weird to be sentimental about a knitting pattern, but I can’t help it. We just added four more patterns to our growing collection of MDK classics. It’s like seeing your toddler suddenly wearing a coat and tie, playing in the jazz band. All growed up!
It’s nice to see all these projects now tidied up in a new design, available for the first time in human history as single-pattern downloads.
These patterns have been made by so many knitters. Over the years, it has been a great fly-on-the-wall joy to see how everybody makes, adapts, and interprets these ideas.
Felted Boxes: 498 projects on Ravelry. I remember your first attempts at these boxes. It took a fair amount of experimentation to end up with boxes that stood up, felted properly, and didn’t flop. I remember how the also-rans ended up cut into felt coasters that are still in use to this day.
Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono: 3,143 projects. Cristina Shiffman’s pattern is such origami, and so typical of Cristina’s inventive mind. It kind of made me want to have another baby so I could cook up a pile of these tiny cardigans. Kind of.
Mitered Square Blanket: 964 projects. This three-acre blanket seemed like a fantasy project until our friend Judy made a pair of them. And has a third one under way today. This blanket was the first time I realized the mighty addicting power of a square of stockinette.
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Belinda Wrap: 146 projects. This began as an exploration of working with laceweight mohair and silk, but since then I’ve made this pattern in all sorts of weights of yarn. The effect is different, but it’s beautiful no matter what.
Baby Bib o’ Love and Baby Genius Burp Cloth: 4,100 projects. You can totally win a baby shower with these fast, easy projects. Nonknitters think you are brilliant when you show up with a batch of handknitted baby bibs and burp cloths. Not that a baby shower is a competition. Or anything.
Bubbly Curtain: 161 projects. This project lurks in my heart as one that I still haven’t fully explored. I have a kitchen window that really, really needs this curtain. Like an unfinished novel, really.
Wishing all a cheerful week. I think I’m going to knit my Giftalong Breton Cowl without cease. While slurping gravy.