MDK Field Guide No 18: Beginnings

Karida Collins makes it all so simple. 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. Let’s begin again, with these artful, modern, clever—and easy—projects.

With Field Guide No. 18: Beginnings, we celebrate the idea of a new start, that joy that comes when trying something for the first time.

We have had the best time working with Karida Collins on this idea of newness, and especially the idea that sometimes, the simplest projects are the most delightful.

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.

Knitting is forever new—each project has its own moment when we decide we’re going to jump in. Have a look at these six ideas—there’s endless fun to be had here.

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