MDK Field Guide 18: Beginnings
woman wearing the Scarf-Cowl Duet
Flash Cap
Debut Pullover
Diagonal Mitts
Everyday Cowlette
Simple Swancho

MDK Field Guide No. 18: Beginnings

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MDK Field Guide No. 18: Beginnings celebrates the idea of a new start with Karida Collins. The mission? A collection of designs so elemental, so distilled, that every knitter can make them. Whether you’re new to knitting or a seasoned veteran, these six patterns will make you very happy. 

Designs include:

  • Scarf-Cowl DuetA gorgeous swath of knits and purls. Make it as a scarf or as a cowl if you sew the ends together.
  • Diagonal MittsThese Diagonal Mitts begin as simple squares of garter stitch worked on the bias. Make them in a day, give as a gift.
  • Everyday CowletteThis project shows you what happens when you change needle sizes, when you go from knitting flat to knitting in the round, and when you work knits and purls in a rib pattern. It results in a cowl that we really love: textured, distinctive, and fast to make.
  • Simple SwanchoSweater + Poncho = Swoncho. As a first sweater or your fiftieth, this modern pullover combines so many things we love: knitting in the round, an inventive silhouette, and decorative stitch moments along the way.
  • Debut PulloverIt’s the sweater you’ll reach for all the time.
  • Flash CapLow-dose colorwork is one of our favorite things. This zigzaggy design comes and goes in a flash, and it allows for no end of color experiments.

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.