The twenty third installment of the Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide series is here!
MDK’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme, knitting technique, or designer. This newest Field Guide features designs by Arne & Carlos – let’s take a look inside!
Arne & Carlos are known for their colorful, richly patterned designs, which bring a playful sensibility to Norwegian knitting traditions.
All four of the patterns in this Field Guide feature stranded colorwork, clearly a favorite technique of Arne & Carlos. Ease into it with a hat or neck warmer, embellish your mittens with embroidery, or dive into a pullover for a cozy winter-long project.
DK weight yarn is used for all of these, and we have loads to choose from – Brooklyn Tweed Arbor and Dapple, Kelbourne Woolens Scout, Fibre Co. Lore, Isager Jensen, Berroco Ultra Wool DK, and more.
MDK Field Guides are $15.95 each; order online for local pickup or shipping, or come by to shop in person – we’re open from 11am – 5:30 pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays!
We have not one, but two new sock yarns designed by Arne & Carlos!
Both are sturdy superwash wool and nylon blends from Schachenmayr Regia, self-patterning yarns just perfect for sock-making.
These colorful skeins are dyed in such a way that the yarn creates a color pattern when you knit it in a small width or circumference, such as a scarf, pair of socks or mitts. No matter what stitch pattern you use, stripes or faux fair-isle colorwork come out as you knit, entertaining you as you knit even the simplest of projects.
The Mountains & Fjords colorways come in 100 gram balls, each with 459 yards, enough for an average adult pair of socks.
The Pairfect Kids Color, however, comes in 60 gram balls, with only 276 yards – perfectly sized for children’s feet.
Furthermore, Pairfect yarns are designed to make an identical pair of socks, and do so by marking the beginning of the color repeat with a yellow starter thread.
Look for these Arne & Carlos colorways in the fingering weight section here at the shop, and check out our upcoming Churchmouse Basic Socks class if you’re not yet a sock-knitter!