A big wave and a hello to everybody who’s discovering MDK these days. Fasten your seatbelts—we’re setting off on a never-ending ride together.
We’d like to take a moment to point out some of the features you’ll find here. There’s a lot to see, and we want to be sure you know what’s what.
Something New Every Day
We publish new content every day of the week. Bookmark the MDK homepage and check in each morning. Or sign up for Snippets, our Saturday newsletter that is a digest of the week’s posts. If you’re truly committed, check the New Post Notifications box when you sign up for Snippets, and you’ll get a daily email with the new post.
When you sign up here, you’ll receive 10% off your next order in the MDK Shop.
MDK Field Guides
MDK Field Guides are the little books at the core of what we’re doing at MDK.
Every so often, we publish a Field Guide that presents a small collection of designs by the most creative designers in the knitting world. We are incredibly proud of these books, and we are heartened that they have been welcomed by knitters all over the world.
We invite you to join us in the world of these Field Guides. We do Field Guide knitalongs. We offer the yarns featured in each Field Guide. It’s all about celebrating gifted designers, fun knitting, and exquisite materials.
We’ll launch MDK Field Guide No. 14 in a few weeks, and it is a stunner.
And we will announce a long-anticipated annual subscription plan soon, so watch for that.
You can jumpstart your collection here.
The MDK Shop
We spend a huge amount of time working on our offerings in the MDK Shop. If we love it, we try to figure out how to make it available to you. Special yarns. Handmade bags. Hard-to-find books. Clever notions and tools. And Field Guides.
The Rabbit Holes
Our Departments are the links across the top of the MDK home page:
In these Departments, you’ll find thousands of posts. Quick and clear how-to tutorials. Music to knit to. A great sheet pan supper recipe. Where to buy yarn in Norway. Fly-on-the-wall project posts. Yarn talk. There’s no end to it. We hear of knitters who dive into a Department, ditch work, and come out a month later, forever changed.
Discover the writers who are teaching us, amusing us, showing us beautiful things. When you visit the Contributors page, you’ll see everybody who contributes to MDK. Click on a person, and you’ll find a complete list of their MDK pieces. It’s a great way to dig deep into, say, the patterns that catch the eye of Dana Williams-Johnson. The how-tos of Patty Lyons. The recipes of Judy Wright. The books that Franklin Habit loves. A wealth of self-help from Max Daniels.
The Lounge is our very own forum, free to all who have an MDK account. It is a welcoming place, open 24/7, and you can participate however you like. When we have a knitalong, the Lounge is where you’ll find like-minded folks who are sharing their work and helping each other get to the finish line. Stuck on a project? Ask for help.
Register right here, and you will be able to bookmark articles for later reference. You can check on your orders. You can participate in the Lounge.
We have a lot of new things on the horizon, and we hope you’ll come along with us on this journey that seems to lead us all deeper into our connections with each other. We love to knit as much as you do, and we love even more the chance to share all these things with you.
Kay and Ann